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Wayne, Auctioneer
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Re: Antique carved lion head. Needlepoint throne/carved

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Re: Antique carved lion head. Needlepoint throne/carved mahogany large scale arm chair (as described online). Circa 1910
My concern is that the lion heads don't match! Have you ever come across an antique where this is the case? I would like to describe the heads as being similar, but fear that I would have to apply some mental gymnastics. Seller asking $950.00
Any input would be appreciated.
San Francisco
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

My name is***** have been dealing in and appraising Antiques for over 40 years, and I can help you with this. I don't see a problem with this chair other than some of the upholstery and some chips and small pieces missing in the wood. The lion heads are hand carved and are never exactly alike; however, these vary more than some. I agree with the time period. I think it could be earlier possibility 1880-1890. If you are thinking of buying this I would offer $600 pointing out the flaws and go to $750 at most. Good luck.



Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

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