Lion Arm Chairs

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Feel like a king when you sit in one of these comfortable and handsome lion armchairs. They're made of only the best materials and are upholstered beautifully. The decorative lions are handcrafted and perfectly mirror each other. You will feel like the most influential person in your sphere when you park yourself in your brand new lion armchair. Take a look at this extensive collection and see if it's time to add one of these chairs to your home.

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Unique Lion Head Chair

Unique Lion Head Chair

Crafted from solid mahogany, this chair has been hand carved. The lions feature bared teeth and are complemented by Gothic rosettes at the top and bottom. The legs curve under for a unique look. It is upholstered in a brown and gold patterned fabric.

Designer Advice:

This chair deserves to be in the spotlight, so we recommend centering your décor around it. The cool-toned brown stain would work well with a deep mahogany shade rather than one with warm reddish undertones. Place a burgundy or navy blue rug underneath for an antique look. We recommend leaving the chair itself bare so the upholstery can shine.

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Smooth Lion Chair

Smooth Lion Chair

Design Toscano

Upholstered in stain-resistant genuine leather with a mid-brown finish, this chair features a mahogany frame. It has a wide back and seat, both of which are cushioned. The legs stand on four square posts, with a lion head at the end of each arm.

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Patterned Antique Lion Head Chair

Patterned Antique Lion Head Chair

Design Toscano

Made from solid wood, this chair is upholstered in a polyester blend. The pattern is abstract, with a coat of arms in the center, and has an ivory, brown, and beige color scheme. The padded arms are embellished with the same coat of arms.

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Regal Lions Head Chair

Regal Lions Head Chair

Rosdorf Park

Available with off-white, burgundy, or cream upholstery, the frame of this choice comes in a gold, platina, or gray finish. Stunningly decorated for regal flair, it has a tall back and is accentuated by hand-applied gold leaf for even more decadence.

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Tufted Lion Head Chair

Tufted Lion Head Chair

Design Toscano

Upholstered in button-tufted faux leather, this beautiful chair is inspired by 15th-century designs. Its black seat contrasts with the rich mahogany frame, which features claw feet detail, padded arms, and a carved lion head at the end of each arm. 

Designer Advice:

Though still fancy, this chair will also fit in with a regular living room. The tufted back adds some stately glamour, whereas the black cushioning is super versatile. Moreover, the subtle gleam of the wood would look even better when surrounded by furniture with warm undertones rather than cool ones. Place on top of a green rug for a pop of color.

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Lion Arm Chairs

Buying Guide

For a smooth and consistent result, we mainly recommend introducing lion armchairs in vintage or period-inspired rooms, and especially empire (1805-1830), Victorian era (1837-1901), and the first half of the 20th century.

This is because, due to their highly decorative nature, lion armchairs wouldn’t really work in more contemporary or minimalist settings.

Also, try and choose a wood finish or fabric upholstery that’s already present elsewhere in that room to create an even more cohesive display.

You can go two distinct ways when choosing upholstery for lion arm chairs – you can be bold, or you can be subtle. Lion arm chairs are elaborate and regal, and don’t need much adornment to make a statement.

If you are looking for a pair of lion arm chairs to complement your current living room set, look for classic designs like stripes or herringbone to offset the opulent wooden carving of your lion arm chair. However, choose a bold pattern, such as animal print or floral, in a contrasting shade to your sofa for an accent chair.

Colors associated with luxury and royalty, like burgundy, navy, or purple, especially paired with opulent material like velvet, can make a big impression. For an updated aesthetic, opt for a neutral palette such as ecru, cream, or ivory to tone down the ornate frame.

Best Ideas

Beardsley Lion Arm Chair

Beardsley Lion Arm Chair

This traditional styled chair has wooden frame in mahogany finish and armrest hand carved in a lion's head shape. Seat and back are covered with black leather, and backrest has a tufted finish and silver nails as decorations.

Vintage Chinese Export Wood Carved Dragon Lion Foo Dog Arm Chair

Vintage Chinese Export Wood Carved Dragon Lion Foo Dog Arm Chair

If you looking for vintage oriental Chinese additions to the home, you have to choose this wooden carved dragon lion arm chair. Everyone will tell you how beautiful and nicely finished this seat is.

4211 ornately carved arm chairs lion head arms

4211: Ornately carved arm chairs, lion head arms

Savonarola folding chair hand carved with lions head arms

SAVONAROLA FOLDING CHAIR HAND CARVED WITH LION'S HEAD ARMS

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The quintessence of woodcarving is carving in furniture, sometimes so realistic that just like here one has the impression that the lion will come out of the armrest. The head of a lion arm chair is carved in mahogany wood in a characteristic antique style.

030393 italian walnut folding chair lion motif c1920

030393: ITALIAN WALNUT FOLDING CHAIR LION MOTIF C1920

Carved mahogany arm chair

This impressive mahogany arm chair is a stylish piece of furniture for your living room or office. The beautifully carved frame, both on the back and armrests and legs, perfectly matches the animal's upholstery motif.

Lion tube armchair wooden back

Lion Tube Armchair Wooden Back

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Victorian oak armchair with carved lion heads with needlepoint fabric

Victorian Oak Armchair with Carved Lion Heads with Needlepoint Fabric

Mahogany furniture of lion arm chair gunung

Mahogany furniture of lion arm chair gunung

English lion head arm chair by oriental furnishings

English Lion Head Arm Chair by Oriental Furnishings,

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Phenomenal chair mounted on carefully carving frame made of wood. Seat is upholstered with fabric and decorated with animal theme. Tasteful addition in antique style for each place according to taste.

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... CHAIR 180cm PRESIDENT ARMCHAIR LION KING LEOPARD FROM MAHOGANY AFRICA

Lion chairs

Lion Chairs

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Black Lacquer Arm Chair with Gilt Lion Heads Berners, Springfield OH $170

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Pair Charles X Arm Chairs Lion's Head Supports | Armchair ...

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HIGHLY CARVED LIONS HEADS ARM CHAIR - EXCITING AUCTION ...

Throne chair lion king solid mahogany frame

Throne Chair - Lion King - Solid Mahogany Frame ...

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English Lion Head Arm Chair | Oriental Furnishings

Design toscano beardsley heraldic lion fabric arm chair

Design Toscano Beardsley Heraldic Lion Fabric Arm Chair ...

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Antique Lion Head Solid Oak Renaissance Arm Chair | Chairish

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Lion Arm Chair - TUFTED 33 IN W 27 IN D 68 IN H

Lion head arm chair

Lion head arm chair