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Savonarola "X" Chairs

 

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Item 3221

Pair of Savonarola "X" Chairs

Dimensions

Width 13, Height 39, Depth 14 (in inches)

Wood

Beech

Date

France or Italy

Country

Circa 1910

Price

$897

Description

These "X" style chairs are variations on the design of armchairs known as Savonarola chairs.  Whereas the latter have the X and the folding mechanism running from side to side, these chairs, without arms, have the X and folding mechanism from front to back.  They are narrower in the seat and back than the armchair design but still display intricate carving and scrollwork on the rail which forms the top piece of the back.

 

Reference

Ader-Tajan, Collection Bruno Perrier Haute Epoque (Catalog for Sale at Auction on April 6, 1992 at the Hotel Drouot, Paris); Boccador, Jacqueline, Le Mobilier Français du Moyen Age à la Renaissance, Editions d'Art Monelle Hayot (Saint-Just-en-Chaussée, 1988)

 

Uses

These chairs complement any other Renaissance or Medieval items in a room.

 

side view of X chair

 

back view of X chair

 

top of x chair