Speluzzi - inv. 1128

Titolo: 
Cabinet
Numero di Inventario: 
1128
Collezione: 

Furniture

Motivo attribuzione: 
documentation
Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
Rome, mid 17th century and Giuseppe Speluzzi (1827-1890)
Ambito e luogo di produzione: 
Milan
Lombardy
Rome
Latium
Italy
Germany
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Periodo: 
1600
Datazione specifica: 
XVII century, mid; 1859 and 1881
Tipo di iscrizione: 
inscription
Trascrizione o identificazione: 
"Vivite felices. Quibus est fortuna peracta iam sua."
Materia e Tecnica: 
silver
ivory
bronze
ebony
Data di Ingresso: 
1879
Acquisizione: 
Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli
Tipo di acquisizione: 
bequest
Tipo di collocazione: 
on display
Collocazione: 
Black Room

This famous cabinet belongs to the type of Dutch origin, which became very common in Italy from the mid-sixteenth century on. The inlay decoration in semi-precious stones is typical of a Roman workshop, which used polished stones arranged in a linear geometrical pattern. Those in the middle, decorating the numerous small drawers, are especially refined. Acquired before 1849, the cabinet was later heavily altered by Giuseppe Speluzzi. In 1859, he worked on it for the first time, adding the ebony base with bronze gilt masks and winged lions. In 1881, the year the museum was opened to the public, the cabinet was crowned with the large German silver goblet dating from the seventeenth century. It bears a Latin inscription which exalts happiness.

Masterpiece: 
true
AC/DC: 
DC