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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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Description

The extraordinary work is a call by the customer Quintino Lucini Passalacqua, Canon of the Como Cathedral, to meditate on the moral reflection that "when reason is guided by the senses things do not end well." This is developed across the top of the cabinet, which when opened reveals: precious ivory statuettes of the five senses, sculpted by Guillaume Berthelot; the paintings of biblical scenes by Morazzone and, above all, the small bronze at the center showing reason dragged away five wild animals. An allusion to the danger posed by the prevalence of the senses.

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