Side Chair, 1841 - 1842

  • Filippo Pelagio Palagi, Italian, 1775-1860
  • Gabrielle Cappello, Italian, 1806-1876

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

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

Founders Society Purchase with funds from Founders Junior Council

1987.21.1

On View

  • European: Grand Tour of Italy-Rome

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Scrolling foliage
  • Acanthus
  • Neoclassical
  • Inlay (process)
  • Mahogany
  • Maple
  • Silk (textile)
  • Palmette
  • Chair
  • Side chair
  • Flowers (motifs)
  • Turin

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)

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.).

Rights Status

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.