Stool for harpsicord (part of a set)

Italian, possibly Rome

Not on view

Designed to be the focus of visual as well as auditory attention during a musical performance. The exterior is elaborately carved and gilded; the interiors of the lid and keyboard-cover are painted with landscapes attributed to the artist Crescenzio Onofri (1632–1698).

Stool for harpsicord (part of a set), Painted and gilded elm and birch; green silk velvet (not original to frame), Italian, possibly Rome

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