Doors - inv. 4351-4356

Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898), Luigi Barzaghi (active XIX century), Giuseppe Speluzzi (1827-1890), Pietro Zaneletti (active XIX century)

ivory   mahogany   walnut  
230 x 93 cm
1879 bequest Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli
Inv. 4351-4356

The six splendid doors in mahogany and walnut of the Sala Nera (“Black Room”) were designed by Giuseppe Bertini, modelled in stucco by Luigi Barzaghi and made by Giuseppe Speluzzi and Pietro Zaneletti. In the middle of the doors, on the inner side, there are carvings in high relief of allegorical figures of the Four Seasons and of Day and Night. The exterior side is covered with Morocco leather with impressions in gold. It is a very fine piece of workmanship, combining different materials in an elegant harmony characteristic of the taste of the period.