African lion rug roars to $4,250

paulfrasercollectibles

2015-06-26 11:57:25

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African lion rug roars to $4,250

Once sprawled on the floor of a former Governor of Texas, this rug made a big growl at auction

Simpson Galleries' sale of Fine Art and Antiques from an important Houston Collection included this singular historic specimen originating from Africa.

This African lion rug, felt backed with a full head mount, comes from the collection of the late John Connally, Governor of Texas.

The rug sold with a certificated signed by late Texas Governor John Connally

One-hundred-and-eight inches in length, the rug sold with a certificated signed by Mr and Mrs Connally.

Its final hammer price was $4,250 at Simpson's sale, yesterday (Sunday, April 11).

Image: Simpson

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