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Dr. Enrico Restelli, Cuggiono, Lombardy.
Thence by descent, and private collection until now.
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOTS 208-211, 215 & 386)
Giuseppe Maggiolini (1738-1814) is one of the most celebrated Italian cabinet-makers. Credited with producing fine marquetry in his distinctive neoclassical style, Maggiolini worked extensively for the aristocracy in Northern Italy, including Marchese Litta, who, along with the painter-architect Guiseppe Levati, first recognised his talents as an intarsiatore in the 1760s. His many projects included the furnishing of the Palazzo Ducale in Milan, the Villa Reale in Monza and the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua. He also worked extensively for the Austrian Governor General of Milan, Archduke Ferdinand, to whom he also supplied furniture destined for Stanislas Poniatowski and for Elizabeth of Russia. The following four lots were once owned by the celebrated Maggiolini collector, Dr. Enrico Restelli who owned an extensive collection of Maggiolini furniture pieces. He lent not less than ten Maggiolini pieces to the famous Maggiolini retrospective exhibition of 1938 in Milan.
G. Morazzoni, Il mobile intarsiato di Giuseppe Maggiolini, Milan, 1953, plate XIV.
G. Beretti, Giuseppe e Carlo Francesco Maggiolini, Milan 1994, plate III, p. 50.
Mostra commemorativa Di Giuseppe Maggiolini, exhibition catalogue, November-December 1938, no. 112.