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Throne with the Savoy insignia


Gabriele Capello, known as Moncalvo (Moncalvo, Asti, 1806 – Turin, 1877)
Throne with the Savoy insignia
carved, gilded and painted wood,1847-48
The Throne Room

All together, the throne, its canopy bearing the CA monogram of Charles Albert of Sardinia, the mouldings of the doors, the frames of the large paintings by Luca Giordano and the two semicircular console tables on the north wall constitute an ensemble produced over the period 1847–48 by Gabriele Cappello, cabinetmaker to the Savoy court and active above all in the Piedmontese residences. Here Cappello created a room of state in accordance with the dictates of the court and inspired by the splendour of the Baroque style. The emblem of the lion with helmet clutching a snake seen in the armrests of the throne is one of the heraldic crests of the House of Savoy.

  • Gabriele Capello
  • 1847 - 1848
  • legno intagliato, dorato e dipinto
  • Sala del Trono