Description "Sgabello" is the Italian word for stool and this chair is basically a stool with a back support. This was a common type of seating in an affluent Italian home. Chairs only started to become comfortable in the later 1600s. the chair appears to be at least partially reconstructed at a later period, possibly the inthe 1800s.
Provenance Sale E. Volpi, New York, no. 282; Walters Art Museum, 1917, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1917
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