Friday, September 3

Savanarola Chair vs. Dante Chair

Savanarola chair: Italian Renaissance Chair, X-shaped, with interlacing curved slats and wooden back. Named for Savanarola, a Dominican monk burned at the stake for heresy in Florence 1489.
Dante chair: X-chair of the Italian Renaissance, having four heavy legs curling up to arms. Named for Dante, 13th c. writer/philosopher whose ideas (and chair) became very popular in the Renaissance.

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