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 1987.21.2
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Grand Tour of Italy-Venice, Level 2 (see map)
Marks Marks, on back of frame, stenciled in green: 3425 [with traces of "PPR" erased]
Incised stamp: PPR 3425
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.).