Italian, Central Italy - Four Armchairs (Poltrone da parata), 17th century

Italian, Central Italy

Four Armchairs (Poltrone da parata), 17th century

Walnut, 144 x 66 x 59 cm (56 11/16 x 26 x 23 1/4 in.)


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Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the dealer Stefano Bardini, Florence on 6 October 1897 for 967 lire.


Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston: 1935), p. 274.
Fausto Calderai and Alan Chong. Furnishing a Museum: Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Collection of Italian Furniture (Boston: 2011), p. 305, no. 153.
Christina Nielsen (ed.). Sargent on Location: Gardner's First Artist-in-Residence. Exh. cat. (Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 2018), pp. 28-33, ill. p. 35, fig. 24; p. 56, no. 5.

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