Byzantine chair furniture

Byzantine chair furniture


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An East Roman Empire furniture style based in Constantinople from the fifth to fifteenth centuries. It inherited and elaborated early Christian and Hellenistic forms, blending them with Persian, Islamic, and even Chinese influences. It featured elaborate turnings, metal X-frame chairs, foot stools, lecterns, round or semicircular dining tables, canopy beds, open and closed cupboards, separate bookcases in the late period, and elaborately decorated chests.
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