Lot 3214. Magnificent Pietra Dura Cabinet, Italy, 19. Century

Starting price:€ 32 000
Auction date:29.06.2017   12:00 UTC +02:00
ID 2138
Lot 3214 | Magnificent Pietra Dura Cabinet, Italy, 19. Century
Three-Piece Construction. Stand with curved footbridge and balusters ball. Zierkabinett
with twelve drawers and three door compartments, eight drawers. Essay
with a clock and is surmounted by the figure in the Form of a bell tower. Rich, gilded bronze ornaments. Various marble and semi - precious stone types. Ebony and others Rest. Alterssp. 210 x 95 x 55 cm

The strictly architecturally structured building erin-
nert to the historical models of the 17th century. Century. In the 16th century. Century in Rome has developed, Pietra Dura technique was picked up in the ornamental art quickly. As a special centre of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany with the city of Florence. In particular, the establishment of the Grand Ducal workshops of Pietra Dura Work (Galleria dei Lavori) Florence, helped by Ferdinando I de ' Medici in 1588, her breakthrough. The Ferdinando launched state operation is soon to international fame. The centrepieces of this manufactory could decorate the palaces of the Medici, were given away to members of the Grand Ducal family or served as diplomatic gifts for other farms, or their messenger. Cf. M. Riccardi-Cubbit, Un Art Europeen-Le Cabinet de la Renaissance à l'epoque Moderne, p. 206, no 162.

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