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Pair of mirrored double doors

Designer:
Lorenzo de Ferrari (1680–1744)
Date:
ca. 1743–44
Culture:
Italian, Genoa
Medium:
Lindenwood, carved and gilded; mirrored glass panels, walnut, pine
Dimensions:
Overall (each): 8 ft. 11 1/16 × 25 × 2 1/2 in. (272 × 63.5 × 6.4 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.307a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 551
These are part of a set of four double doors made for the Golden Gallery in the Palazzo Carrega-Cataldi, now the Chamber of Commerce in Genoa. The doors were purchased and brought to New York in the late 1890s by the American architect Stanford White.
Palazzo Carrega-Cataldi ; Stanford White , New York (by late 1890s) ; Frederick F. Guest , New York ; Winston F. C. Guest , San Francisco ; Whitney Warren, Jr. , San Francisco ; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
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