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Posted 4 years ago


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I have 4 of these chairs with a matching small barrel table. All are heavily carved solid wood. A family member stationed in the Far East brought them back from China in the 70s. Can anyone tell me more?

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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    Never seen them marketed as Chinie, but this was considered Egyptian style & popular in the 60's. They were made of good hardwood & comfortable if curved right.
  2. tom61375, 4 years ago
    Wow, never seen any from China. Can you post some photos of the whole set, I would love to see the barrel table? I'm a sucker for this design! Love it!
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    Tom, I saw one of these not long ago & thought about buying. The ones with the right curves are very comfortable & might be nice for my gallery(porch) area where we eat usually. These are still not uncommon on the European market.
  4. tom61375, 4 years ago
    I have a marble chess set with this style chairs & stand for the chess set. It was made in Italy back in 70's, but I bought in Germany. The barrel table listed, leaves me curious. =)
  5. vintagehome, 4 years ago
    Your chair looks like a Savonarola chair which was named after a Dominican monk named Girolamo Savonarola who fought the Florentine Medici family. You might want to try searching either the Met or the Victoria and Albert museums websites. Both museums have a large furniture collections. Good luck!
  6. seabee7, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the comments. These are definitely Chinese - came from China and have dragons and oriental iconic carvings. Will check the museums - great tip.

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