Lion Bookends—Pair

235.00 USD $235 $211.50 Members

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This item is on backorder until 10/1/2020.

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Item #39728 (out of stock)

Edward Kemeys's (American, 1843–1907) stately lion statues that flank the museum entrance have inspired these replica bookends. Perfect on an office desk or for bookshelves at home.  Our lions are not identical and thus are named for their poses.  Our lion pictured on the left "on the prowl" with his tail pointing down.  Our lion pictured on the right is  "stands in an attitude of defiance," with his tail pointing up.   Our lions are cast in polyresin stone and mounted on a wooden base.

12 x 10 in. each.

This item cannot be shipped to a destination outside of the United States.

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  1. Apr 10, 2020


    The Art institute Lions are Iconic. I must say thank you to the Art institute for making them available for purchase. My Pair is on my fireplace mantel. The workmanship is fantastic. They look like the real statues. This is not a cheap reproduction, it is the real deal. People have noticed them and love them.

  2. Mar 9, 2020

    from Chicago, IL

    We love our bookends! They are beautiful, well crafted, heavy and high quality. We love having a little piece of iconic Chicago right in our living room!

  3. Sep 30, 2018

    from Golden, CO

    I was born and raised in Chicago. I always felt welcomed by the lions whenever I entered the museum which was often. The lion bookends bring a touch of Chicago back to me at my home in Colorado. I love them.

  4. Dec 31, 2017

    from Chicago, IL

    I bought a pair for a client and liked them so much I both a pair for myself.

  5. Dec 11, 2015

    from Chicago, IL

    What's not to love with these iconic, Edward Kemeys sculptures?! I have used them both to hold books up, as well as, flanking the hall entrance table. Most visible on the table which is where they'll stay.

  6. Dec 10, 2015

    from albany, NY

    Got em for my mom- she loves them

  7. Sep 5, 2014

    from MANASSAS, VA

    Stunningly beautiful lion bookends. Love them.