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

  • 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

1987.21.2

On View

  • European: Grand Tour of Italy-Venice

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

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

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)

Darr, Alan Phipps. "European sculpture and decorative arts acquired by the Detroit Institute of Arts 1978–87," 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.).

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, 1987.21.2.