- Elaborately carved and painted side chair. Back composed of crossed cornucopia, from which spring almost at right angles griffins and heads, holding between them an umbrella shaped canopy, with foliated stem of trumpet flowers, in false Chinese taste; surface is painted in buff, red, green, and blue. The rounded tapering legs curve inwards in the middle but splay out towards the feet; above the finely tapered feet, are carved acanthus leaves. Top of legs have square capitols carved with acanthus leaves and berries.
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- ca. 1785
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- Gift of the Countess Costantini
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- Michelangelo Pergolesi, Italian, active ca. 1760–1801
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- Northern Italy
- Carved, polychromed, gilt wood
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- Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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