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Ettore Sottsass - Living room furniture Casablanca
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Cassone of the three dukes
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Console
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Passalacqua cabinet
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Giovanni Angelo del Maino - Nicodemus
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Lounge chair
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Giuseppe Maggiolini - Chest of drawers with chinoiserie decoration
Chalice
Ettore Sottsass - Living room furniture Casablanca
Cassone of the three dukes
Console
Passalacqua cabinet
Stop
Giovanni Angelo del Maino - Nicodemus
Lounge chair
Giuseppe Maggiolini - Chest of drawers with chinoiserie decoration

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Description

The extraordinary work is an invitation from the client Quintino Lucini Passalacqua, canon of the Cathedral of Como, to meditate on the moral reflection that "when reason lets itself be guided by meaning, things go wrong". The entire upper part of the cabinet, once opened, is organized in this direction: the precious ivory statuettes of the five senses, sculpted by Guillame Berthelot, the paintings by Morazzone with biblical scenes, especially the small bronze in the center with reason dragged away from five wild animals, are an allusion to the danger posed by the prevalence of the senses.

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