savonarola chair

savonarola chair
\\ˌsavə]nəˈrōlə-, səˌvä]\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized S
Etymology: after Girolamo Savonarola died 1498 Italian religious reformer
: a folding X-shaped chair of Italian Renaissance style that has interlaced curved slats pivoted at their intersections — called also scissors chair

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Italian Furniture.
a chair of the Renaissance having a number of transverse pairs of curved legs, crossing beneath the seat and rising to support the arms and back. Cf. Dante chair.
[1915-20; after G. SAVONAROLA]

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