Sgabello (one of a pair)

Italian, Florence

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 503

The sgabello is a type of chair or stool with carved and often elaborately ornamented wood legs and back. The form originated in Renaissance Italy, and its popularity spread throughout Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Sgabello (one of a pair), Carved and painted walnut, Italian, Florence

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L: 63.161.1; R: 63.161.2