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

Stool for harpsicord (part of a set)

Date:
ca. 1700
Culture:
Italian, possibly Rome
Medium:
Painted and gilded elm and birch; green silk velvet (not original to frame)
Dimensions:
H. 19-3/8 x W. 23-3/4 x D. 19-3/8 in. (49.2 x 60.3 x 49.2 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Madame Lilliana Teruzzi, 1971
Accession Number:
1971.4.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 508
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).
Prince Cesare Ludovico Ottoboni ; Madame Lilliana Teruzzi (until 1971; to MMA)