Italian, Central Italy - Writing Table with a bank of drawers (Scrivania con alzata), late 17th century - early 18th century

Italian, Central Italy

Writing Table with a bank of drawers (Scrivania con alzata), late 17th century - early 18th century

Walnut and iron, 99.8 x 149 x 73.3 cm (39 5/16 x 58 11/16 x 28 7/8 in.) overall

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Object details

Accession number

F19e15

Provenance

Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the antique dealer Gaetano Pepe, Naples on 26 October 1906 for 197 lire or 395 lire, the other being F19e27.

Bibliography

Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 154. (17th century style)
Fausto Calderai and Alan Chong. Furnishing a Museum: Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Collection of Italian Furniture (Boston, 2011), p. 180, no. 68.


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Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.

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