Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Showcase on stand (Scarabattola)

late 17th century
Italian, Rome
Walnut; carved, painted, and gilded linden wood; mirror glass
Overall: 91 × 60 × 24 1/2 in. (231.1 × 152.4 × 62.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Madame Lilliana Teruzzi, 1972
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 508
A kneeling bearded man holds aloft a vitrine, and four lively children ride atop, around the enframed head of a full-faced beauty. The piece exemplifies the theatrical impact of sculptural Italian furniture.
Prince Cesare Ludovico Ottoboni ; Madame Lilliana Teruzzi (until 1972; to MMA)
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