Italian - Set of Five Armchairs (Poltrone), late 19th century


Set of Five Armchairs (Poltrone), late 19th century

Painted and partly gilded walnut and chestnut with gilded brass, 125.5 x 59.5 x 43 cm (49 7/16 x 23 7/16 x 16 15/16 in.) overall


Object details

Accession number



Entered Isabella Stewart Gardner's collection by 1915.

Dimension Notes

Depth of sledge feet: 56.5 cm (22 1/4 in.)


Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 152. (style of the 17th century)
Fausto Calderai and Alan Chong. Furnishing a Museum: Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Collection of Italian Furniture (Boston, 2011), p. 186, no. 75.

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