Side Chair

Filippo Pelagio Palagi, Designer Gabrielle Cappello, Maker

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Side Chair

1841 - 1842

Filippo Pelagio Palagi (Designer) Italian, 1775-1860 Gabrielle Cappello (Maker) Italian, 1806-1876

Mahogany inlaid with maple and mahogany, with modern silk upholstery copying the original upholstery

Overall: 39 × 21 1/8 × 19 1/4 inches (99.1 × 53.7 × 48.9 cm)

Furniture

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

Founders Society Purchase with funds from Founders Junior Council

1987.21.1

This work is in the public domain.

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Marks, on back of frame, stenciled in green: 3424 [with traces of "PPR" erased] Marks, repeated in pencil: 3424

Provenance

King Carlo Alberto of Savoy [1798-1849] (Castello Reale, Racconigi, near Turin, Italy)

until 1922, (Racconigi, near Turin, Italy). 1938-1980 private collection (Ticino, Switzerland)

1980-1987, (Heim Gallery, Ltd. & and Old Masters [Paintings and Sculptures] Ltd., London, England)

1987-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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Published References

Darr, Alan Phipps. "European sculpture and decorative arts acquired by the Detroit Institute of Arts 1978-87." The Burlington Magazine 130 (June 1988): pp. 498-499, fig. 111 (ill.).

De Royere, Bertrand. Pelagio Palagi: Décorateur des palais royaux de Turin et du Piémont (1832–1856). Paris, 2017, pp. 202 (ill.), 276–278 (ill.).

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Filippo Pelagio Palagi; Gabrielle Cappello, Side Chair, 1841 - 1842, mahogany inlaid with maple and mahogany, with modern silk upholstery copying the original upholstery. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase with funds from Founders Junior Council, 1987.21.1.

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