PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista (1720-1788)
[Plate of neo-Classical designs for one furniture and candlestick, and a sedan chair, from "Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi".
 Etched plate, on laid paper, by Piranesi. Watermarked "AMG SERARFNI FABRIANO". In good condition with large margins, with one 1/2 inch tear to the right margin. Sheet size: 20 7/8 x 14 7/8 inches.
A fine example of Piranesi's inspirational designs for furnishings.
A fine example of Priranesi's work on a more domestic scale. Fifty-six of the sixty-nine plates in Piranesi's Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi... are devoted to fire-place designs, with Piranesi drawing inspiration from Greek, Etruscan and Egyptian architecture, the rest include furniture as here.
Ficacci 691; Focillon 918; Wilton - Ely 879; Hind p. 86.