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Savonarola Chair

Object Number: 
1943.435
Date: 
1800-1806
Medium: 
Walnut
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 1/4 x 23 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. ( 64.1 x 59.7 x 34.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on plaque: "USED BY CAPT. LAWRENCE/ ON/ THE CHESAPEAKE"
Description: 
Folding walnut X-chair ("savonarola chair") made from numerous S-shaped cross pieces linked by dowels; flat seat composed of cross pieces; inscribed brass plaque affixed to seat.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this chair was procured by Captain James Lawrence (1781-1813) while in the Mediterranean and used by him on the deck of the Chesapeake.
Credit Line: 
The Eugene H. Pool Collection of Captain James Lawrence
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group