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Elaborately carved walnut frame with gilded and polychrome leather upholstery. The downward sloping arms with a realistically carved dove, the faces and sides with floral and insect motifs, terminating in a sleeping putto and cushion. The top rail of neo-classical form, the seat rail with...

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the seat rail with neo-classical motifs and carved with the signature and date "LUIGI FRULLINI FIRENZE"


By 1984, Alice Dean Scranton, West Bridgewater, MA [see note 1]; 1985, gift of Alice Dean Scranton. (Accession date: November 27, 1985) NOTES: [1] In a letter to the MFA from October 1, 1984, Alice Scranton suggests that the chair had been in the family for "many generations."

Credit Line

Gift of Alice Dean Scranton in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Cunningham and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gardner Dean and H. E. Bolles Fund

Italian (Florence), about 1873–6

Object Place

Florence, Italy


92.71 x 91.76 x 78.74 cm (36 1/2 x 36 1/8 x 31 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Walnut; polychrome and gilded leather upholstery