Description "Sgabello" is the Italian word for stool, and this style of 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 in the 1800s.
Provenance Collection E. Volpi, Florence; E. Volpi Sale, American Art Galleries, New York, 1917, no. 282; purchased by Walters Art Museum, 1917.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1917
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