📚Biblioteca Piffetti, Palazzo del Quirinale, Roma. Library of Quirinale Palace, where lives the Italian President, in Rome.📚 📚Biblioteca del Piffetti - già a Villa della Regina, ora al Palazzo del Quirinale, Roma.
Pietro Piffetti's Library - once in Villa della Regina, today in the Quirinale Palace, Rome.
This splendid work of furniture was realized by Pietro Piffetti, a cabinet-maker who worked for the House of Savoy. The boiserie, shelves and all other items are made of different woods - like rosewood, olive wood, boxwood, yew - inlaid with ivory. The work was achieved in the first half of the 18th century for the Villa della Regina; it was later carried to Rome (1879) and reassembled in the Quirinale, the new royal palace of the Savoys after the unification of Italy.📚
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These animal head corbels were such a thrilling find. We love how the client has incorporated them into the kitchen hood fan.
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Feast your eyes on this hand painted Kas/Wardrobe/armoir/cupboard dated 1826. The piece is decorated with cartouches of historic churches and other significant buildings surrounded by foliate designs. The piece comes from the apartment of a well-known actress (Can You Guess Who?) It has some losses and has been rebuilt with shelves and divides. It has been restored, has some paint loss and one door hinge had separated, been re-attached, but is in good condition considering its age. The piece measures 55" W x 74" H x 24" D.
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Look at this great example of Emmanuel Villanis’s Art Nouveau/neoclassical influenced work. This work is signed, titled, “Mignon” and is approximately 23” in height. The work was created and dates to end of the 19th century. Villanis was a French sculptor best known for his bronze statuettes that blended the styles of traditional Neoclassicism with the elegant lines of Art Nouveau. Villanis's depictions of the female form frequently featured elements of mythology and floral adornments. His female bronze busts, cast by the Society de Bronze de Paris, were exported all-over the world from Paris, particularly to the United States where they were highly sought after. The definition of mignon is something that is small and delicate.
Mignon is the title of a famous French opéra comique. The original French libretto was by Jules Barbier, based on Goethe's novel. The bronze has toned original finish and is in good condition.
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