Guardian lions, or foo dogs, historically fronted the entrances of Chinese imperial palaces and temples, serving as symbolic protectors. While the original statues are massive, this diminutive, but still fierce, pair are just the right size to stand guard over a mantel or bookshelf.
It's almost a Western tradition to be lured by the mysteries and legends of the East. Legend of Asia, founded in Beijing, is happy to participate. With exceptionally high-quality Asian-influenced furniture and antique reproductions, the company has succeeded in fusing the time-honored beauty of traditional Asian art with modern lifestyles