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Pair of Chiavari Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Chairs "Him and Her", 1950s

$2,170.13per set
$2,712.66per set20% Off

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Pair of Chiavari chairs, in solid brass, model Lui and lei, note in the photos the difference between one and the other, production of the 1950s. Brass with original patina, without additional costs we can polish it. Originally designed by Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi and produced from the beginning of the 19th century in the Ligurian town of Chiavari, in Italy. The Chiavari chair, also known as Chiavarina, or Tiffany chair, is a Ligurian design wooden chair. Much later the Chiavari chair was made of brass, like the ones on sale here. Chiavarina was created in 1807 by a cabinetmaker from Chiavari on the north-western 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 successful and soon many factories opened in Chiavari and the surrounding cities. When Gaetano Descalzi died in 1855, about 600 workers were making Chiavari chairs. The chair was praised by Carlo Alberto di Savoia, Napoleone III and by the sculptor Antonio Canova.

Details

  • Creator
    Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi (Designer),Chiavari (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 39.38 in. (100 cm)Width: 15.75 in. (40 cm)Depth: 17.33 in. (44 cm)Seat Height: 18.9 in. (48 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
    Cerignola, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4426118992342

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    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Cerignola, Italy
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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