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.
"G.R. 681" painted in black on inside seat rail.
By 1961, Charles J. White [see note 1]; 1961, Gift of Dr. Charles J. White to the MFA. Notes:  Probably part of a suite of furniture commissioned by Maecenas Ercole Silva in 1780 for his villa at Cinisello Balsamo, near Milan.
Gift of Dr. Charles J. White
Italian (probably Milan), about 1780
- Design attributed to Giuseppe Levati, Italian, 1739–1828