|carved lions in Paris|
Our guardians, our protectors, our pets.
Inside and outside, we have tried to tame the beast. Even without a ring in his mouth, the idea is just
about the same.
Egyptian chair with lion feet
image: Pierre Bergé et Associés
Ceramic stool formed from four sphinxes with their lion feet as its base, enamel seat decorated with military figures and a goose. Dating from 1900, it was inspired by an Egyptian or Greek antiquity.
Renaissance table Musée des beaux-arts de Tours
Oak chair featuring back carved with a lion holding a shield. Seat and legs sculpted to imitate fur and with feet ending in lion paws. Provenance and date not stated.
curio: oak furiture remnant
|photo: Lion d'or of Rocamador|
To look at the subject from another point of view, if you ever wondered why so many hotels were named
au lion d'or throughout France, it's simple:
au lit on dort.
This playful message signaled to the weary traveler where he could find sleep at last in a near-by inn.
|photo: rita bucheit ltd|
Empire bed of mahogany attributed to Jacob