Pair of Italian Antique Chairs

$ 2,250.00
SKU: 0847

This pair of Tuscan 18th century walnut chairs have a wonderful patina and look like they belong in a museum. They have an interesting history too.  They are from a boarding school in Siena which educated young noblewomen.  Each student was required to bring furniture from home to furnish their room. There was a condition that they leave at least one piece of furniture to the nuns (also living there) after they finished school.  Inscribed on the bottom of each seat are the initials SVA.  These are the initials of the student.  There is an inventory label on the side of a chair- "Conservatorio Femminili Reuniti Siena n. 2990". This is the name of the school from which they came.

These chairs would look wonderful in an entry hall.  The wood is wonderfully worn as can be seen in the gallery photos.  The top of one of the chairs broke at one point and the simple restoration, as well as other details, can be seen in the gallery photos.

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DIMENSIONS: 41.5" back seat height approx., 19" seat height approx., 19" seat width, 14.5" seat depth,  chair legs are 19.25"W
MATERIAL: Walnut
AGE: 18th Century
ORIGIN/REGION: Italy, Tuscany, Siena

 

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