19th Century Renaissance Library Table with Gryffins

2506-54236 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

31H x 52W x 30D

Location: Dallas

$3,980

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19th Century Renaissance Library Table with Gryffins is a remarkable testament to the artistic ability of the woodcarvers who created this splendid and timeless artifact.  Gryffins are legendary creatures with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and sometimes an eagle's talons as its front feet. Because the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts, and the eagle the king of the birds, by the Middle Ages the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. Since classical antiquity, griffins were known for guarding treasures and priceless possessions.  Sculpted from solid old-growth oak to literally last for ages!

Circa 1860s

Measures 31H x 52W x 30D