Baby June’s Lion Head Chair

Lion Head Chair from the 1800s

Chair with a past – I loved working on this unique antique with a story. The client who brought it to me for repairs has just as much character. She said she was great friends with ‘Gypsy Rose Lee’ and her sister ‘Baby June’. Baby June gave her the chair during their time in Malibu in the 1950s or 60s. Love the french leopard upholstery fabric!

Carved lion head arm chair with leopard upholstery fabric

Beautifully carved arms could use some TLC

Lion Head Chair

The french leopard upholstery fabric is perfect!

Lion Head Chair from the 1800s

I’m guessing the chair was built in the 1800s. Anyone have an idea of exact date? Let me know in the comments below.


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CarlaHey there! I'm Carla Pyle. I love the stories that our furniture tells. For me a picture of my Granddaddy Milton's green upholstered arm chair brings to mind the vivid rhymes & colors of 'The Cat in the Hat' and his soft low voice in the telling. I love too that there is always an element of nature in furniture - the warm-toned curving grain of a walnut leg or the reflection of life in a mid-century chrome piece. The best part of teaching & sharing natural upholstery is that it ties all of these things together. Stories - of individual experience and of the planet - help us build happy & healthy homes.View all posts by Carla →

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