An outstanding painted Armoire

This outstanding two-door large armoire – beautifully painted all over its outer surface – belongs to a rare group of furniture made in Central Italy – and more precisely in a geographical area going across Tuscany, Umbria and Marche – between the second half of the 16th century and the early 18th century. Armoires of this quality were …

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An imposing Ottoman padlock

Known and widespread since Ancient times, padlocks are portable locks used for locking boxes, chests, furniture and other domestic containers as well as for closing doors and gates of houses, cities and sacred places. Over the centuries, especially in the vast geographical area from Turkey to India, many padlocks of different shapes, sizes and types …

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A rare Hispanic doorknocker

Along with locks and keys, doorknockers  are the most intricately executed iron objects in which the highest aesthetic levels are reached, so that they can be considered true works of art. They usually originate from the inspiration of anonymous iron craftsmen who mould a hard and elusive material into small sculptures. From the Middle Ages …

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A small bronze bust by Attilio Torresini

Attilio Torresini (1884 – 1961), Venetian artist by birth and artistic training, learned sculptural techniques from his father, a skilled marble worker. After graduating from his city’s Academy of Fine Arts, he settled in Rome in 1914, managing to rent a studio in Villa Strohl-Fern – a famous residence of several artists and men of …

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A Lombard Pietà

This touching relief, depicting Christ flanked by Mourning Virgin and San John and carved from a single block of wood, is a significant example of Lombard sculpture at the turn of the 15th century. The lifeless body of Christ is tenderly supported on the left by the Virgin and on the right by Saint John, …

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Hieronymus Bosch vs. Lombard Master

Between the end of the 17th and the beginning of the 18th century, an anonymous and eccentric painter worked in Lombardy, known to experts for several decades under the fascinating name of Master of the Fertility of the Egg. An undoubtedly bizarreand in some ways unique artist in Italy whose name is due to the …

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AMART 2022: Special Mention

Once again this year the Cesati Gallery took part in AMART, the art and antiques exhibition held at the Museo della Permanente in Milan, last October. Cesati’s stand was widely appreciated for its display elegance and the quality of the works exhibited, so much that it was awarded for its set-up by a jury made …

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The Alessandro Cesati gallery has been taking part in the most prominent and select Italian and international exhibitions for many years now.

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