Antique Swiss Lion of Lucerne Wood Plaque

Antique Swiss Lion of Lucerne Wood Plaque

Switzerland
early 1900s

Black forest, wooden plaque depicting the Lion Monument in Lucerne, Switzerland. The actual Lion Monument is a giant dying lion carved out of a wall of sandstone. It is a memorial for the mercenary Swiss soldiers who lost their lives while serving Louis XVI during the French Revolution. The Lion Monument was designed in 1819 by Bertel Thorvaldsen, a classicist Danish sculptor.

There are Latin inscriptions above and below the carved lion. Handwritten in pencil on the upper-left corner on the back of the plaque is the date 1907. The art piece is suitable for hanging.

Condition*
 Very good - appropriate for its age. Item sold as found.


Measurements
Length: 11 in.
Width: 8 ¼ in.

Specifications


Number of items: 1

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SKU:
5355
Product Information

Color

Brown

Materials

Wood

Condition

Very good - appropriate for its age

Care Instructions

Light dusting

Product Age

Antique

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Length (Depth)

11 in

Width

8 1/4 in.

Height

1 1/2 in.
Shipping & Returns
Estimated Arrival:
  • Aug, 9 - Aug, 11
Returns:
  • This item is final sale and non-returnable.