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19th Century Pair of Carved Walnut Folding Scissors Savonarola Bench or Settle

$2,800 per set


19th century carved walnut folding scissors Savonarola bench or settee featuring a gentleman in the back. Typical of the Italian Renaissance with carved Florentine backs (no shows in the picture) . This pair created in the 19th century, most likely 1840s-1850s, are in perfect condition. The Savonarola chair is a type of folding chair with an X frame when viewed from the front or back. It was designed to fold so it was portable and used during campaigns or other outdoor pursuits. The title Savonarola comes from the name of Italian Renaissance Dominican friar, Girolamo Savonarola, who is renowned for his clash with tyrannical rulers and corrupt clergy. To fold this interestingly beautiful chair you must first remove the back rail which simply slides upward out of slots in the arms, then push the arms together to fold. This pair would make perfect hallway or entryway chairs.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.28 in. (82 cm)Width: 26.37 in. (66.98 cm)Depth: 19.68 in. (49.99 cm)Seat Height: 17.51 in. (44.48 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Baroque (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1840
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1726214777361

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