Italian, Central Italy - Writing Table with a bank of drawers (Scrivania con alzata), about 1700

Italian, Central Italy

Writing Table with a bank of drawers (Scrivania con alzata), about 1700

Walnut with bronze fittings, 105 x 164.5 x 81.5 cm (41 5/16 x 64 3/4 x 32 1/16 in.) overall

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Object details

Accession number

F19e27

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 F19e15.

Bibliography

Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 155. (in the style of the 17th century, made of new and old pieces)
Fausto Calderai and Alan Chong. Furnishing a Museum: Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Collection of Italian Furniture (Boston, 2011), pp. 178-79, no. 67.


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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.