Originally part of an architectural fragment or a decorative piece of a large furniture, this carved antique lion has been repurposed into a candleholder with an iron bobeche.
The hand-carved lion faces to the left and is looking up with an attentive view. This position can be described as couchant (lying down with head raised) and guardant (head facing towards the viewer). The tail extends onto the lion’s back and wraps around in front of the hind legs. The forepaws are tucked under the lion’s head, which is covered with a long, flowing mane. The back is flat, indicating it was likely pressed against the larger structure from which it originally came.
This carved wood lion candleholder is perfect for any animal-lover. It can be used in a variety of rooms from a bathroom to a library or office.
CONDITION: Wear commensurate to age and use, minor losses and traces of old wood worm. Old repair to forepaws.