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**Antique- One Of A Kind Hand Carved Lion Stairway Newel Statue**

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Seller: pecolucci45x5 (208) 100%, Location: Prairie Village, Kansas, Ships to: US, Item: 291955784278 Amazing one of a kind hand carved Wooden Lion Statue!! This statue was taken out of a 100 year old home in eastern Kansas. This statue was opposite another one of a kind hand carved statue at the bottom of an amazing stairwell. This lion has both the front paws in position to hold a sign or family crest. Usually only one paw is held out in most statues. This is extremely solid and weighs approximately 40lbs. I am no expert but this is most likely out of oak or walnut. He it approximately 25" tall, 14" wide from lion's back to front paws, 11" wide from side to side. This lion was cut from the stairway post for some reason, and someone had taken the time to piece him back together to restore him to his former glory and restain him as well. I have put many pics to show all of the detail in the mane, tail and body. You can see some of the lines where he was put back together. Overall it is a very bold piece and an amazing work of craftmanship. From what I am told it is most likely from Europe since a majority of the items in the house were and probably from around the 40's or 50's. I have looked over the last couple years but have never found anything like him. He has four dowels on the bottom for mounting onto a pedestal or newel post. I will pay for shipping and it will be painstakingly packaged to prevent any damage. I am hoping he will go to a good home where he can always be on display for I can only imagine how long it took the original artist to carve him. I will be happy to answer any questions as well. Thanks for looking!!

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