Florentine cabinet from 17th century that belonged to Duke of Milan

The restoration of this cabinet was complicated and it required expertise in diverse techniques. The furniture is made of ebony and inlaid with ivory, mother of pearl, copper, tin, silver and semiprecious stones, such as agate, carnelian, onyx, malachite, lapis lazuli, etc. In addition, the central panels of the topside lateral doors were made of Murano glass, which preserved the original carving. During the restoration of this cabinet, we re-carved the stones that were missing and remade the pieces of marquetry that were lost over time. The pieces of pearl, ivory and mother of pearl were again engraved in order to recover the original splendor of the marquetry. The sticker found on the back of the desktop certifies that this furniture belonged to the Duke of Milan.

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