Antique Dante Savonarola Chair Mahogany Very Nice Late 1800's
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Interested? Make us a reasonable offer!This is a beautiful Savonarola or Dante chair from the late 1800's. Italian made with nice intricate carvings along most of the chair. Very nice condition. The center area of the seat is normally covered by a small cushion.A Savonarola chair is a chair with a distinctive X-shaped frame. This chair is native to the Mediterranean, where various versions were made across Ancient Rome, Greece, and Egypt, with examples of the chair dating to at least 2,000 BCE.Originally, the Savonarola chair was designed to fold along the point of the X in the frame. This allowed the chair to be used for military campaigns and other outdoor activities. Over time, the design became more ornate, and the chairs often lost their ability to fold as a scrollwork back was added and the chair was outfitted with heavy scrollwork armrests and increasingly elaborate seats. The traditional Savonarola chair used a frame with numerous legs which criss-crossed each other, creating a set of slats along the side of the chair, and this design continues to be utilized in most Savonarola chairs.This item is available for customer pick up or I can ship it to you for $150 in the US!!!Or of course a mover of your choice.
November 1 2013 on Oodle