A magnificient Baroque Italian cabinet made of pyro-engraved wood. Uncovered sample, with a prismatic structure that is supported on a rectangular base with a molded structure. The decoration is concentrated on the front, and on the sides it is reduced to geometric recesses or drawers that have a plant-like decoration that is rhythmically repeated in all the drawers. In the interior part, in the central door a gentleman is also represented. In the central outer zone, you can see a relief that represents the siege of the city of Candia in 1648 with an inscription in Italian: CITTÁ DI CANDIA ASEDIATA DI OTOMANI (city of Candia besieged by the Ottomans) The war of Candia, also known as the Cretan War, it was fought between the Republic of Venice and its allies, the Knights of Malta, the Papal States, French volunteers, and the Mani pirates against the Ottoman Empire and the Barbary States. The war unfolded in Crete and in the Mediterranean Sea and ended in an Ottoman victory.
Italy 17th century.