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A pietre dure cabinet
A pietre dure cabinet - Furniture Style A pietre dure cabinet -
Ref : 104247
160 000 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
Italy, England
Medium :
Pietre dure, pietre tenere, ebonised oak, mahogany, brass, gilt metal
Furniture  - A pietre dure cabinet 18th century - A pietre dure cabinet
Ralph Gierhards Antiques

furniture and sculpture

A pietre dure cabinet

A cabinet with eleven pietre dure and pietre tenere mosaic panels on the front, with Tuscan landscape views on a background of Albarese limestone.

A pietre dure cabinet from "The Gilbert Collection"

Pietre dure: Florence, late 17th century
Cabinet and table: England, late 18th century

Pietre dure, pietre tenere, ebonized oak, mahogany, brass, gilded metal

Cabinet: 65.1 x 76.5 x 41.9 cm, table: 82.6 x 81.3 x 41.9 cm

A cabinet with eleven pietre dure and pietre tenere mosaic panels on the front with Tuscan
Tuscan landscape views on an Albarese limestone background. This cabinet was made in England in the late 18th century.
century in England and is typical of the furniture inspired by the tastes of the travelers who passed through
who, during their Grand Tour of Italy, bought Florentine mosaic works in the Grand Ducal workshops and had them
workshops during their Grand Tour of Italy and designed them into custom-made cabinets on their return. The
landscape panels are linked to those of a cabinet that was located in the Villa del Poggio Imperiale after 1691.
was located. They show the interest in landscape themes in the grand ducal workshops in the late 17th century.
century. Similar types of panels can be found on German furniture from the early 18th century.
Examples include cabinets from Ambras Castle, Brunswick and a desk in Wiesentheid Castle.
This cabinet was exhibited in Los Angeles in 1991 and is illustrated in the book The Gilbert-Collection -
Partridge Fine Arts, London 1985
The Gilbert Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, London 1991
Private collection Italy
Illustrated in: Anna Maria Massinelli, The Gilbert Collection - Hardstones, Philip Wilson Publishers in
association with The Gilbert Collection, fig. 5
Baldini, Giusti and Pampaloni Martelli 1979, fig. 164
Kreisel 1970, fig. 186
Kunsthistorisches Museum 1987, p. 33

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