Very Classy Frame

Roma XVII century – cm 67X62 – light 29×23

In ebony,hard stone, red marble ,
Lapislazzuli and applications In gilded bronze.

Comparative bibliography

T.J. Newbery, G. Bisacca, L. B. Kanter, Italian Renaissance Frames, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 1990, pp. 98-99, n. 80


painted pietra paesina 
with ebony and porphyry frame 
depicting a maritime landscape

Tuscany 17th century 

Cm 30×30 

The art of painting on stone saw its peak above all in Florence, Rome and Verona between the 16th and 17th centuries: that village or Arno stone was also widely used by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure as early as 1588 and it could be used to embellish and decorate furniture, cabinets and other objects of pure


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