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Expert Insights: Pope Leo XIII Chiavari Chairs

This extraordinary pair of Italian lemonwood chairs boasts a remarkable history. The rare and important set was given to Pope Leo XIII by the Italian City of Chiavari, a city that is renowned for their incredibly unique furniture design, including this popular chair style. Known as the Chiavari chair, its lightness of design was praised by the likes of Charles Albert of Savoy, Napoleon III, and the sculptor Antonio Canova.




 

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