An Italian 18th century fruitwood, tulipwood and parquetry commode in the manner of Giuseppe Maggiolini, dated 1738
Lot 97
An Italian 18th century fruitwood, tulipwood and parquetry commode in the manner of Giuseppe Maggiolini, possibly dated 1758
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 10,364) inc. premium
Lot Details
An Italian 18th century fruitwood, tulipwood and parquetry commode
in the manner of Giuseppe Maggiolini, possibly dated 1758
the rectangular top inlaid with a foliate patera within an interlaced surround, above three long drawers with similar inlay, the sides with similar panels, on square tapering legs, one drawer indistinctly inscribed to the interior in pencil Filice Lismara Di san pette ...1758, 122cm wide, 56cm deep, 88cm high (48" wide, 22" deep, 34.5" high).

Footnotes

  • Giuseppe Maggiolini (1738-1814), began working as a carpenter for a monastery and then established his own workshop in Milan in 1758. In addition to serving the court of Milan, Maggiolini created pieces for other European royalty including the king of Poland, Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, the duchess of Austria, and Napoleon's widow, Empress Maria Luisa.
    So renowned was Maggiolini's marquetry furniture during his own lifetime his work was widely copied. He created masterpieces of illusion with his compositions of stained and natural color exotic woods, bouquets, classical architecture, musical instruments, and swags of ribbons and fruit.
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