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


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.


  • Period
  • Condition
    Good. The pieces are softened by almost 200 years of weather wear and have a natural patina including live moss, .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 21 in. x W 9 in. x D 14 in.

    H 53.34 cm x W 22.86 cm x D 35.56 cm

  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Seller reference number
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference number

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