Collection

The Museum’s collection includes over eight hundred pieces, among which paintings, sculptures, works of applied art, and furniture. Some of the most noteworthy items are by Canaletto, Tiepolo, Guardi, Longhi, Boucher, which are placed alongside choice pieces of baroque and rococo furniture, mainly French and Venetian, and extraordinary works of 17th and 18th century applied art. Absolute masterpieces are: the pair of 1789 Commodes by Giuseppe Maggiolini with inlays by Andrea Appiani, and the Octagonal Table in semiprecious stones produced between the end of the 17th and the beginning of the 18th century at the Galleria dei Lavori in Florence.

Selected works


Pietro Falca a.k.a. Pietro Longhi (Venice 1701 – 1785)
Venice - 1750 circa


Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712 – 1793)
Venice - 1782


Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712 – 1793)
Venice - 1780 circa


Bernardo Bellotto (Venice 1722 – Warsaw 1780)
Venice - 1738-1739


François Boucher (Paris 1703 - 1770)
France - 1746-1747


Michele Marieschi (Venice 1710 - 1743)
Venice - 1738-1740


School of Luca Giordano (Naples 1634 - 1705)
Naples - Late 17th century


Anonymous painter active in the 20s and 30s of the 17th century, previously attributed to Astolfo Petrazzi (Siena 1589-1665)
Italy - 1630 circa


François Boucher (Paris 1703 - 1770)
Paris - 1741


Giambattista Tiepolo (Venice 1696 – Madrid 1770)
Venice - 1743-1745


Giovanni Antonio Canal a.k.a. Canaletto (Venice 1697 – 1768)
Venice - 1732-1738


Giovanni Antonio Canal a.k.a. Canaletto (Venice 1697 – 1768)
Venice - 1733-1734


Giambattista Tiepolo (Venice 1696 – Madrid 1770)
Venice - 1730-1735


Doccia manufacture on a model by Massimiliano Soldani Benzi (Montevarchi, Arezzo 1656 – Galatrona 1740)
Doccia - second half of 18th century


Attributed to Alessandro Algardi (Bologna 1598 – Rome 1654)
Rome - 1635 circa


Gaspero Bruschi (Florence 1710-1780)
Florence - Doccia - before 1747


Circle of Giovanni Battista Della Porta (Vico Equense, Naples 1535 – Naples 1615) and Guglielmo Della Porta (Porlezza, Como 1515 circa – Rome 1577)
Rome - late 17th century


Chinese manufacture, first half of 18th century (porcelain); French manufacture, first half of 18th century (bronze)
China - France - China - France - 1662-1722 (porcelain), 1745-1749 (bronze base/mount)


Late 17th century North European sculptor
Northern Europe - late 17th century


Filippo Parodi (Genoa 1630 - 1702)
Genoa - 1666-1670


Circle of Giacomo Colombo (Este, Padua, 1663 - Naples 1731)
Naples - 1695-1705


late 16th century Roman manufacture
Rome - late 16th century


Top: Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence. Base: George Bullock (Birmingham 1777 - Liverpool, 1818)
Florence - 1715-1720 (top) 1810-1815 (base)


mid 18th century Roman manufacture
Rome - 1750 circa


early 19th century German manufacture
Germany - 1800-1815 circa


mid 18th century Roman manufacture
Rome - mid 18th century


Nicolas Sageot (Paris? 1666-1731)
France - 1702 circa


Bernard II van Risemburgh (active in Paris 1730-1767) or Bernard III van Risemburgh (Paris 1799)
France - 1766-1770


attributed to André Charles Boulle (Paris 1642 - 1732) and Etienne Levasseur (1721-1798)
France - 1705-1715


mid 18th century Venetian manufacture
Venice - mid 18th century


Giuseppe Maggiolini (Parabiago, Milan 1738-1814) on a design by Raffaele Albertolli (Bedano, Switzerland 1770 – Milan 1812) and Giocondo Albertolli (Bedano, Switzerland 1742 – Milan 1839), with inlays designed by Andrea Appiani (Milan 1754 - 1817)
Lombardy - 1789


17th century Roman manufacture
Rome - 1660-1680


mid 18th century Venetian manufacture
Venice - mid 18th century


Georges Jacob (Cheny, Burgundy 1739 – Paris 1814)
France - 1780 circa


mid 18th century Venetian manufacture
Venice - mid 18th century


1840s Genoese manufacture, probably on a drawing by Lorenzo De Ferrari (Genoa, 1680 circa – 1744)
Genoa - 1740-1744 circa


18th century Roman manufacture
Rome - mid 18th century


18th century Venetian manufacture
Venice - mid 18th century


18th century Trapanese manufacture
Sicily - second half 18th century


mid 17th century Chinese manufacture
China - 1650 circa


mid 18th century Northern Italian manufacture
Northern Italy - 1750 circa


Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea (active in Naples from 1771 to 1835)
Naples - 1795 circa


François-Désiré Froment-Meurice (Paris1802 - 1855) (concept); Victor Geoffroy-Dechaume (Paris 1816 - Valmondois 1892) and Antoine Vechte (Vic-sous-Thil 1799 - Avallon 1868) (figures)
Paris - 1844 circa


first half 18th century Murano manufacture
Venice - 1700-1750 circa


Greek art
Southern Italy (Magna Graecia) - 340-320 BC


Russian Imperial Glass Factory, design by Ivan Ivanov (director from 1815 to 1848)
Russia - 1820 circa


18th century Chinese manufacture
China - late 18th century


Vatican Mosaic Studio, on a model attributed to Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Lucca 1708 – Rome 1787)
Rome - mid 18th century