Lion Newel Post

Lion Figure Newel Posts

Continuing with the Lion theme, the grand stair case is flanked by a pair of highly detailed, hand carved Chimeras.

CHIMERA - A: a monster from Greek mythology that breathes fire and has a lion's head, a goat's body, and a snake's tail: something that exists only in the imagination, and is not possible in reality.

b:  an imaginary monster compounded of incongruous parts

Artist imagery of Chimera


Take a close look at the expression on the face, the curve of the chest, and the details of the wings on the sides. 

Carved out of a several blocks of wood, bonded together, this is a masterpiece, created by artists, in an era when perfection was a way of life. 

We are proud to say, during the restoration of the Dillon House, we procured such artists, craftspeople, and trades. These artisans took great pride in doing things right, doing them well, and doing them in such a way as to respect the early 1900’s artistry.