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Italian chairs made from vase-shaped boards of wood have long been known as sgabelli, derived from the word scanno (Italian for 'stool'). They were often highly ornately carved, and would have been very uncomfortable to sit on without a thick cushion, held in position by a circular dished area carved into the seat. This sgabello formed part of a set that belonged to Jules Soulages (1803-1856), a lawyer from Toulous

Sgabello chair

Italian chairs made from vase-shaped boards of wood have long been known as sgabelli, derived from the word scanno (Italian for 'stool'). They were often highly ornately carved, and would have been very uncomfortable to sit on without a thick cushion, held in position by a circular dished area carved into the seat. This sgabello formed part of a set that belonged to Jules Soulages (1803-1856), a lawyer from Toulous

1600 Italian Bellows at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "Until the coming of central heating, the fireplace was virtually the only source of warmth and therefore the focal point of the room. When cost was lavished on such a feature, it was appropriate that the tongs, pokers and bellows that went with it should also be fittingly decorated, like this richly carved and parcel guilt example."

Bellows

1600 Italian Bellows at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "Until the coming of central heating, the fireplace was virtually the only source of warmth and therefore the focal point of the room. When cost was lavished on such a feature, it was appropriate that the tongs, pokers and bellows that went with it should also be fittingly decorated, like this richly carved and parcel guilt example."

Book of Hours, M.33 fol. 96r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Book of Hours, M.33 fol. 96r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Candlestick, bronze, three figures of putti, Italy (Venice), late 16th century

Candlestick, bronze, three figures of putti, Italy (Venice), late 16th century

Sgabello chair, c.1550-1600, probably Venetian, carved Walnut

Sgabello chair

Sgabello chair, c.1550-1600, probably Venetian, carved Walnut

It is not known when this sgabello was first made or who first owned it. The 'legs' and seat of the chair could date from about 1550, although the back looks as if it was carved more recently.

It is not known when this sgabello was first made or who first owned it. The 'legs' and seat of the chair could date from about 1550, although the back looks as if it was carved more recently.

Cup with cover  Date: late 15th–early 16th century Culture: Italian, Venice Medium: Painted enamel on copper, partly gilt; gilt brass

Cup with cover Date: late 15th–early 16th century Culture: Italian, Venice Medium: Painted enamel on copper, partly gilt; gilt brass

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