Savonarola Medieval Gothic X Frame Walnut Throne Chair 18th Century with Gold Upholstery. SALE now discounted for limited period only! All proceeds of sale to go towards the church restoration. Straight from the church. Very good size, very heavy and exceptional quality of carving and design. Dating, we believe to the 18th Century, though could be earlier. Upholstered in very fine old gold silk/satin. In original condition with just a light wax to retain superb patina. Height to seat: 20 inches. The basic forms of most Italian chairs from the Renaissance and onward are directly in line with chairs from other European. Countries, however an exception is made for the magnificent and unique Italian Savonarola chairs of the 17th century. The Savonarola chair was named after the charismatic Dominican monk, Girolamo Savonarola (14521498). Who once ruled Florence Italy. Savonarola chairs were originally made for only the wealthy nobility of Italy and later England. Where its X like principle allowed it to be folded and moved to the next public event/show. This Savonarola chair is special in. That it is throne like with a very high back and does not fold. The Savonarola chair is now one of Europe’s most coveted. Unusual high quality examples such as this are increasingly rare and highly sought after. In Very Good Original Condition. A most imposing piece of furniture. Please study the photographs carefully which convey a thousand words and constitute an important part of the description. Please also read the full description, and our few terms and conditions etc. This item has developed an incredible and beautiful warm patina over the years. We can find no significant wear or damage, which is unusual. We generally leave items as they are, as many buyers prefer them that way. Notable condition remarks: Excellent condition with only the odd mark as would be expected of an item of this age. This piece is very solid, strong and quite heavy. Any number of photos cannot do this item justice. Please study our other auctions for other unique / unusual antiques, vintage items and curios. New items are added regularly. Many of our items, including this one, have been custom / bespoke made to order, so inevitably if you miss out on this one, that is it. However, please ask, as occasionally we have similar items. Please note that our items are mainly antique / vintage and therefore will inevitably show some signs of their past history and usage. We endeavour to point out any major defects that we find, which are out of the ordinary. If your preference is for unique antique / vintage items, look no further, we will be delighted to help, if we possibly can. Furthermore, if you are in the rare position that you are not entirely satisfied, please do let us know and give us the opportunity to remedy. We are third generation furniture designers, manufacturers, fine artists and enthusiasts. Please ask for a quote. Or can be collected for free, or if you prefer you can arrange collection via your own courier. The item “Carved Savonarola Medieval Gothic X Frame Walnut Throne Chair 18th Century” is in sale since Sunday, April 28, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Antique Furniture\Chairs\Victorian (1837-1901)”. The seller is “prestige_carriage_masters” and is located in Llanfairfechan. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Style: Art Deco
- Age: Pre-1800
- Material: Walnut