Designer Filippo Pelagio Palagi, Italian, 1775-1860
Maker Gabrielle Cappello, Italian, 1806-1876
  • Side Chair
Date 1841 - 1842
Medium Mahogany inlaid with maple and mahogany, with modern silk upholstery copying the original upholstery
Dimensions Overall: 39 × 21 1/8 × 19 1/4 inches (99.1 × 53.7 × 48.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase with funds from Founders Junior Council
Accession Number 1987.21.1
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Grand Tour of Italy-Rome, Level 2 (see map)
Marks Marks, on back of frame, stenciled in green: 3424 [with traces of "PPR" erased]
Marks, repeated in pencil: 3424
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." 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.).