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Chalice
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Ettore Sottsass - Casablanca Sideboard
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Three Dukes Marriage Chest
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Console table
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Passalacqua Cabinet
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Cabinet
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Giovanni Angelo del Maino - Nicodemus
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Armchair
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Giuseppe Maggiolini - Chinoiserie Dresser
Chalice
Ettore Sottsass - Casablanca Sideboard
Three Dukes Marriage Chest
Console table
Passalacqua Cabinet
Cabinet
Giovanni Angelo del Maino - Nicodemus
Armchair
Giuseppe Maggiolini - Chinoiserie Dresser

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The six armchairs, from the home of the illustrious Durini family, were donated to the collection in 1939. The seat and back of the chairs are upholstered with a tapestry fabric produced in Beauvais, which narrates in pictures the fables of La Fontaine. In the 17th century the famous French novelist wrote a series of short tales inspired by Aesop, in which animals symbolised the vices and virtues of man. With their rocaille carvings and broad forms the chairs, produced in a Lombard workshop, were well suited to the lavish and unwieldly dresses that were worn by fashionable women in the 18th century.

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