A Roman Carved Gilt-wood Curule Stool
A Roman curule stool or “faldistorio” (Italian, c. 1690) composed of carved gilt-wood with a red velvet seat cushion trimmed with matching fringe and corresponding fabric stretched over the armrests. The top of the stool’s folding frame is surmounted by four globular finials resembling urns carved with leaf forms. The stool frame is carved with elaborate foliage and ends in four paw feet. The webbed seat supports a loose cushion.
37" x 37" x 24"
Gift of Countess Alice S. Hadik, 1973.
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