Coin cabinet with flap lid entirely inlaid with various woods and traces of gold highlighting.
City of Venice
Measurements l. 48 x depth 35 H. 47
Very good condition.
The coin cabinet is authentic in all its external and internal parts.
Even the small hinges and the functional lock are the originals.
This extraordinary masterpiece of 16th-century Venetian cabinet making, as magnificent as it is rare, is one of the most important Renaissance artifacts in Venice. It is precisely in the beginning of the 16th century, during the maximum expansion of the Serenissima Republic and at the height of its economic power, that the workshops of goldsmiths, glassmakers and cabinetmakers create the most precious objects aimed at an ever richer client.
The chests, cabinets and coin boxes are of unparalleled beauty and in addition to an inlay of unparalleled level, in the most important creations they highlight the influence of Oriental Art in a continuous economic and cultural exchange. Among the countless floral, plant and animal representations, an Ottoman warrior on horseback dominated by a crown stands out in the center of the open calatoia, but it is a bit of the whole Carthusian inlay system that gives this coin cabinet a fascinating oriental image. that was so fashionable and that in the following centuries it will fill glass and porcelain furniture with decorations.
The coin cabinet, also in consideration of the excellent conditions, assumes a historical and artistic value of enormous interest, and of evident value more museum than decorative.
Delevery information :
Delivery by selected professional carrier. Each piece is meticulously packed with wooden box custom built, and always assured.
2 500 €
35 000 €