The Banning Museum – Furniture

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The Banning Museum - Furniture

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The Master Bedroom features a circa 1840 bed-steps-commode made of English mahogany. The original fabric insets have faded on the 170 year old piece, but when the lower step is extended you can see the once vibrant color of the woven material.

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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