Italian Pair Carved Walnut Renaissance Style Armchairs

ORIGIN: Italy
AGE: c. 1900
DIMENSIONS: 25” wide x 24.5” deep x 41” h; 15” seat height
MATERIALS: Walnut
CONDITION: Very good; sturdy; wear consistent with age and use; some old restorations including two finials replaced on one chair and wood reinforcements added to the backs below the seats.

Description

Stunning pair of Italian Renaissance revival Savonarola armchairs with beautifully detailed carvings. The backs feature a carved gothic face with scrolling acanthus leaves bounded by a beaded border. Carved dog’s faces flank the sides and are topped with finials. Classical curule bases feature carved details including another grotesque face at the center.