|OTHER PERIODS AC139|
Gothic folding chair (so called Savonarola, Dante or Scissor chair) with removable shoulderboard (for traveling).
Solid, carved walnut. Untouched condition. Original patina.
South Germany/ Alps, 15th century
32 1/2" h, 26" w, 22" d
References: 1) Figs. 55, 56 Dr. Edith Holm "STUEHLE" von der Antike Zur Moderne"(CHAIRS from Ancient to Modernism), Munich, 1978
2) An almost identical chair without carved motifs is since 1954 in the posession of the Museum fuer Kunsthandwerk
(Arts and Crafts) in Frankfurt as illustrated in this Catalog fig. 13, pg. 15, Frankfurt, 1976
3) Almost identical chair collection Dr. Albert Figdor as shown on Saint Thomas Guild blog