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Side Chair (Probably Northern Italy), ca. 1785

This is a Side chair. It was style of Michelangelo Pergolesi. It is dated ca. 1785 and we acquired it in 1924. Its medium is carved, polychromed, gilt wood. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Pergolesi, an Italian designer who spent much of the 1780s in London, created engravings that influenced Italian and English furniture makers. His designs featured fantastic animal-like creatures mixed with a classical vocabulary. This chair was a gift of Countess Costantini, a Hewitt friend who collected and sold antique Italian furniture in New York.

This object was donated by Countess Costantino. It is credited Gift of the Countess Costantini.

  • Armchair (France), ca. 1810
  • parcel-gilt mahogany; yellow silk/cotton (present upholstery).
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1920-15-402

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

This object has not been digitized yet.
  • Book Illustration
  • Collection of Smithsonian Institution Libraries.
  • SIL39088006933220

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 100 x 46.5 x 41.5 cm (39 3/8 x 18 5/16 x 16 5/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Side Chair (Probably Northern Italy), ca. 1785; Style of Michelangelo Pergolesi (Italian, active ca. 1760–1801); carved, polychromed, gilt wood; H x W x D: 100 x 46.5 x 41.5 cm (39 3/8 x 18 5/16 x 16 5/16 in.); Gift of the Countess Costantini; 1924-6-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Hewitt Sisters Collect and Campana Brothers Select: Works from the Permanent Collection.

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