This set of six, Art Deco, solid mahogany and turned brass, swivel chairs were salvaged from the famous Giuseppe Verdi passenger, steamer, ship. Each beautifully styled seat stands on one weighted, pedestal foot, made in brass. Embedded in the back of each is a brass disc, naming the ship G Verdi
The Italian Steam Ship, The Giuseppe Verdi, built in1915, in the shipyards of Genoa, brought immagrants from Palermo and Naples to Ellis Island in New York. In 1928, The Giuseppe Verdi was retired and the more luxurious furniture reclaimed and sold on. The ship itself was sold to the Japanese, renamed Yamato Maru and used for Army transport, until 1943 when it was sunk by the U.S.submarine Snook, in the East China Sea.