rare late 19th century solid cherry wood skillfully executed hand-carved freestanding rearing lion with mostly uniform surface patina

Regular Price: $795.00

Special Price $516.75

Availability: In Stock

UR #:: UR-29705-19

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Product Description

exceptional and highly sought after late 19th century refinished hand-carved solid cherry wood freestanding rearing lion likely fabricated by the decorators supply co., chicago, ills. the solid cherry wood diminutive figural lion was salvaged from a very elegant victorian era room divider housed in a chicago graystone mansion built in 1895. the figural lions have also been seen for use as ornament on fireplace mantels with opposed columns. the full-figure lion features intricately detailed claw foot paws, long and flowing mane and highly realistic facial features. the carved wood lion measures 12 inches in height.