The Banning Museum – Furniture

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The Banning Museum - Furniture

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Detail of a lion head and paw from the walnut over-mantel in the Dining Room, circa 1885. The lion has been a popular motif in furniture since Roman times. It was revived in England during the 18th century by Thomas Chippendale. Throughout history lions have represented power, courage and loyalty.

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