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Chiavari Chairs

Silver QTY 200

Gold QTY 200

Bronze QTY 200

The Chiavarina was created in 1807 by a cabinetmaker from Chiavari on the northwestern Italian coast, Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi, who at the invitation of the president of the Economic Society of Chiavari, the Marquis Stefano Rivarola, reworked some chairs in the French Empire style, simplifying the decorative elements and lightening the structural elements.

The chair was a success and soon many factories opened in Chiavari and surrounding towns. When Gaetano Descalzi died in 1855, about 600 workers were making Chiavari chairs.[1] The chair was praised by Charles Albert of Savoy, Napoleon III,[2] and by the sculptor Antonio Canova.