19th century Italian Savonarola chairs
19th century carved walnut folding scissors Savonarola chairs featuring tooling in the leather. Typical of the Italian Renaissance with carved Florentine structure . This pair created in the 19th century, most likely 1840's-1850's, are in good condition, the wood restored but the leather was damaged. The Savonarola chair is a type of folding chair with an X-frame when viewed from the front or back, 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.