Old World Roman Styles

Savonarola Chairs

Savonarola Iron Brass and Leather Chair – here

Italian Leather and Iron Directoire Chair –here


Triclinium Wikipedia

Triclinium Wikipedia

Triclinium- Ancient Italy sheeats.wordpress.com 

A triclinium is a formal dining room in a Roman building. Couches or rather chaise longues were wide enough to accommodate three diners who reclined on their left side on cushions while some household slaves served multiple courses.  These areas were meant to entertained guests with music, song, and dancing

Ancient Roman Marble Bust of a Man 2nd Century- Here

Ancient Roman Marble Bust of a Man 2nd Century- Here

Old World Architecture and Furniture

Ancient Rome Reborn in 3-D- National Geographic Magazine

Old World Architecture and Furniture Wikimedia-Commons

Senate House Seen at Wikimedia Commons

“And certainly, the senate house in particular should be built above all so as to enhance the dignity of the town or city. And if this senate house is going to be square, then whatever its length, its height should be half again as much. If, on the other hand, it is to be oblong, then the length and width should be added together, and half this measure should be given over to the height of the senate house up to the level of the ceiling coffers.”

Vitruvius, De Architectura (V.2.1)

Begun by Caesar to replace the old Curia Hostilia and called the Curia Julia in his honor, the new Senate House was completed by Octavius in 29 BC. After the fire of AD 283, the Curia was re-constructed by Diocletian. The present building was converted to a church in AD 630, which explains why there are areas of preservation. In the mid seventeenth century, the bronze doors were removed to serve as entry ways of the basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano (St. John Lateran). In 1937-1938, to celebrate the two thousandth anniversary of the birth of Augustus, Rome’s first emperor, Mussolini restored the Curia as part of larger urban work projects. – Info gathered from penelope.uchicago.edu

More From Wiki-pedia

Curia Julia is the third named Curia, or Senate House, in the ancient city of Rome. It was built in 44 BC when Julius Caesar replaced Faustus Cornelius Sulla’s reconstructed Curia Cornelia. Caesar did this in order to redesign both spaces within the Comitium and Forum Romanum. The alterations within the Comitium reduced the prominence of the senate and cleared the original space. The work, however, was interrupted by Caesar’s assassination at the Theatre of Pompey where the Senate had been meeting temporarily while the work was completed. The project was eventually finished by Caesar’s successor Augustus in 29 BC.[1]

The Curia Julia is one of only a handful of Roman structures to survive to the modern day mostly intact, due to its conversion into the basilica of Sant’Adriano al Foro in the 7th century and several later restorations. However the roof, together with the upper elevations of the side walls and rear façade, are modern. These parts date from the remodelling of the deconsecrated church in the 1930’s. Read More At Wiki-pedia

Couch and footstool with bone carvings and glass inlays, 1st–2nd century a.d.- .metmuseum.org

Couch and footstool with bone carvings and glass inlays, 1st–2nd century a.d.- .metmuseum.org

Parts of the glass decoration along the sides of both the couch and footstool are very similar to glass wall revetment panels found at the site of an imperial villa belonging to the co-emperor Lucius Verus (r. 161–169 A.D.) on the Via Cassia outside Rome. However, the carved bone inlays are paralleled on other Roman couches. These are decorated with scenes of hunting, cupids, and other mythical figures such as Ganymede.

Savonarola Chairs

Roman inspired Savonarola chair of iron and leather with brass ornamentation – here

Stunning pair of stainless steel and brass framed black leather Savonarola chairs- here

Savonarola Chairs

Stunning 1880’s set of  “Faldistori”, Savonarola four chairs and two benches, in forged and painted faux marble iron, with original knobs and  medallions brass.- here

Savonarola Chairs

A savonarola style accent chair with velvet upholstered backrest, seat
and arms in satin steel and turned brass fittings to the arms and feet.
Italian, circa 1960.- here

Pair of classical style Italian Savonarola chair in iron and brass and leather sling- here

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chair, desk chair, Italian renaissance style chair, empire style chair,
savonarola chair, campigm chair.

Gothic State Rooms

Interiors Style Photo Credit Valletta

Vintage Pair of Directoire Style Benches Side Tables

Drexel Furniture – Pair of Directoire Style Benches Side Tables

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