September 13th – January 12th, 2013
Accorsi-Ometto Applied Art Museum, Turin
The Accorsi-Ometto Foundation has organised, at the premises of its Museum in Turin, an exhibition dedicated to Pietro Piffetti, famous cabinet-maker of the XVIII century.
Born in Turin, he became cabinet-maker of the king Carlo Emanuele III of Savoy in 1731, and remained related with the court until his death in 1777.
The exhibition has been inspired by the last purchase of the Museum: a rare cofano forte by Piffetti, a sort of sophisticated portable safe-case, that can be closed through a complicated lock. The precious object has been restored by the Conservation and Restoration Center “La Venaria Reale” and visitors can admire it in all its splendor.
Among the stunning works on display there are a wool-winder, two jewel boxes, a rosewood and ivory writing desk, a table from Palazzo Madama, a wall kneeler, some tabernacles and much more.