Pair of French 19th Century Hand-Carved Stone Sculptures of Lions

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Pair of French 19th century garden statues of hand-carved stone lions with shields.

Each is crouched on their hind legs with an arm supporting an escucheon or shield upon which is cut a family coat of arms reflecting noble 18th century neoclassical ideals.

Each sculpture is hand chiseled out of a single block of stone by a small artisan workshop and weighing over 100 pounds.

Details

  • Period
    19th Century
  • Condition
    Good. The pieces are softened by 200 years of weather wear and have a natural patina including live moss, .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    21 in. H x 9 in. W x 14 in. D
    53 cm H x 23 cm W x 36 cm D
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Number of Items
    2
  • Reference Number
    U0604217935714
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2004

Typical response time: 1 hour

Located in New York, NY

Associations:
  • 20th Century Specialists

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