Italian, Parma - Armchair, 2nd half of the 18th century

Italian, Parma

Armchair, 2nd half of the 18th century

Walnut and cane, 88.3 x 57.9 x 48.2 cm (34 3/4 x 22 13/16 x 19 in.) overall

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Object details

Accession number

F1w4.6

Provenance

Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the antique dealers Moisè Dalla Torre and Co., Venice on 1 September 1899 for 650 lire (for set of furniture).

Bibliography

Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 23. (Italian, 1st half of the 19th century)
Fausto Calderai and Alan Chong. Furnishing a Museum: Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Collection of Italian Furniture (Boston, 2011), pp. 64-66, no. 13.


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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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