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Rennaissance Revival Cassetta Frame

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A fine Renaissance Revival cassetta frame from Siena, attributed to the workshop of Professor Pietro Giusti, made of carved walnut, the frieze carving set against a stippled and gilded ground; a part label to the reverse from a Victorian frame suppliers with a Wardour Street address. Italian circa 1870.

o.s:19.25 in x 23 5/8 in

rebate: 15.75 in x 11.5 in

At the International Exhibition held in London in 1862, Professor Pietro Giusti exhibited several frames of a similar if grander style to this. All were carved in the style of a round 1500. The workshops of Siena had long been famous for their woodcarving and demand for carved wood from wealthy European middle-classes at this time led to a revival in their skills.

The V&A holds a tabernacle frame in their collection, bought from the Professor Pietro Giusti at the exhibition of 1862.

 See: https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O59300/frame-giusti-pietro-prof/



Item Code: 4986

£ 1400

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