This beautiful and very rare dresser of the Italian Renaissance opens with two doors decorated with carved low-relief perspectives and two drawers. It rests on a fan-shaped base. It superimposes two independent bodies. Four hanging spinning tops along the uprights complete the upper body echoing the four spinning tops resting on the base.
In the 15th century, the major interest for architecture on the one hand and for studies on perspective developed in 1457, carried out by the great Florentine architect Alberti on the other hand, enhance the taste of patrons for these disciplines.
The use of the designs and architecturally carved panels were propagated until the first years of the 16th century. The effect of the perspective, the sense of the depth, are already very prominent.
Making use of discoveries of the masters of perspective, this italien piece of furniture, of Florentine origin with motives of the urban views, creates an astonishing reflection of the architecture of it’s time.
The architectural views are various and recall some times Bramante, Venise, or Florence. Every city became a particular case of imaginary architecture.
This unusual construction of furniture, rare and unique, certainly took place in one of the most beautiful palaces in northern Italy. The use of the dresser was reserved for the presentation of silverware.