Wooden lion chair

Mar 15, 2021. 23:30 UTC
Wooden Lion Chair
United States of America


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It is made of wood, there is 0 writing or markings underneath. The back has two lions with their mouths open, with an oval jewel shape between them. The two front feet have what appears to be claws over a sphere like shape. The chair is 3 feet tall. Roughly 16 inches wide or so.


Background: It was my great grandmother's chair, she acquired it during the Great Depression, my great grandfather was a butcher and she was a teacher. To help their neighbors, they purchased furniture from them. This was in Long Island.

Answered within about 11 hours
Mar 16, 10:16 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$500 - $800 USD

Insurance Value

$1,300 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Gregory,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A Victorian or Renaissance Revival carved mahogany hall chair
English, mid 19th Century
The kidney-shaped back with vigorously carved and pierced crest centering two lions rampant, the ovoid shaped seat raised on tall cabriole legs ending in paw front feet.
36 inches tall, approximately 16 inches wide
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition with wear commensurate to age and use
PROVENANCE: inherited
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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