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Midcentury Pair of Brass Italian Chiavari Chairs, Italy, 1950s

$1,900per set

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Midcentury pair of brass Italian Chiavari chairs, Italy, 1940s-1950s. New upholstered with ocean blue Brussels velvet. Brass with original patina. Stabile and solid! Originally designed by Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi and produced since the early 19th century in the Ligurian town of Chiavari, Italy. The Chiavari chair, also known as the Chiavarina, or Tiffany chair, is a wooden chair of Ligurian design. Much later the Chiavari chair was made in brass, like the ones for sale here. The Chiavarina was created in 1807 by a cabinetmaker from Chiavari on the northwestern Italian coast, Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi, who at the invitation of the president of the Economic Society of Chiavari, the Marquis Stefano Rivarola, reworked some chairs in the French Empire style, simplifying the decorative elements and lightening the structural elements. The chair was a success and soon many factories opened in Chiavari and surrounding towns. When Gaetano Descalzi died in 1855, about 600 workers were making Chiavari chairs. The chair was praised by Charles Albert of Savoy, Napoleon III, and by the sculptor Antonio Canova.

Details

  • Creator
    Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi (Designer),Chiavari (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 42.13 in. (107 cm)Width: 16.15 in. (41 cm)Depth: 16.93 in. (43 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Saarbruecken, DE
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 201912051stDibs: LU1004817242211

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    Ships From: Saarbruecken, Germany
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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