Salon of the Brachettone

Two magnificent Lombard chests of drawers in the Louis XVI style made by Giuseppe Maggiolini (the most famous furniture maker in the 18th century) and two 17th-century ebony cabinets with inlays of ivory. Also notable are a rare walnut burl “trumeau” with inlays of ebonized pear wood and an extremely rare corner cupboard certainly made by the Maggiolini workshop; both are 18th-centuries pieces of Lombard origin.

The three magnificent stained tables with hardened alabaster mosaic tops are unique works of the Viti workshops. On the walls, in front portrait of Dame by Eliseo Sala (Milan 1813-1879) and, on the right, portrait of Lossetti-Mandelli Sisters, by A.Galli, 1906. On the right side there’s a drawing: a sanguine by the Volterran painter Daniele Ricciarelli (Volterra 1509-Roma 1566) called “il Brachettone” (from the Italian term “brache” meaning “pants”) because he covered Michelangelo’s nudes in the Sistine Chapel in Rome. On the left of the trumeau are four small paintings of the Flemish school depicting European fashion and women’s hairdressing in the early 17th century. The picture by the window represents St.Paul the hermit by Salvator Rosa (1615-1673).

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      Seasonal opening 2023 from April 1st to November 5th.

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      From November 6, the Palace will be closed.