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From a suite of chinoiserie-style furniture probably designed by the architect and decorative painter Giuseppe Levati for one of the chinoiserie rooms at the Villa Silva, near Milan.

Inscription

"G.R. 681" painted in black on inside seat rail.

Provenance

By 1961, Charles J. White [see note 1]; 1961, Gift of Dr. Charles J. White to the MFA. Notes: [1] Probably part of a suite of furniture commissioned by Maecenas Ercole Silva in 1780 for his villa at Cinisello Balsamo, near Milan.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Charles J. White

Italian (probably Milan), about 1780

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 93.4 x 55.9 x 50.8 cm (36 3/4 x 22 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

61.215

Medium or Technique

Walnut and beech, decorated with paint and translucent glazes over silver leaf, caning

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture