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Vintage Savonarola Dining Set

  Lot # 006
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  • Condition Good - Fair see description for issues
  • Size Table 24"H x 42"D
  • Location Family Room
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  • Lot # 006
  • System ID # 4566785
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Vintage Savonarola Dining Set with Wrought Iron Scroll Frame, Round Wood Table Top and Four Chairs. The Table Top is not attached to base and finish on table top does show significant wear. Frame of table does show patina as can be seen in photographs.  One chair does have a split in wood and one arm is not secure to frame which can easily be fixed with wood glue and as can be seen in last two photographs. These "Savanarola Chairs have sold on past auctions at prices ranging from $350.00 - $1895.00 EACH.

The design comes from the ancient Roman X-shaped chair that was very popular in medieval Italy. It can be plain or carved, solid or made to fold. Some are inlaid with ivory or metal, and some have a cushioned seat. The chair was given the name Savonarola in the 19th Century, due to a chair found in the convent of San Marco in Florence used by the 15th century Italian Dominican Priest Girolamo Savanarola. They are often referred to as an "X" chair or “scissors chair” because of the curved frame which crosses at the central joint.