Antique Furniture & Wooden Sculpture Museum
An inner view of Sforza Castle.
|Location||Piazza Castello 3, 20121, Milan, Italy|
The itinerary is chronologically arranged from the 14th century to the modern times with a particular attention for the Italian and lombardic furniture history. One of the most important artifacts exposed in the museum is the Chamber of Griselda: a wooden room reconstructed with fifteenth century detached frescoes to create a scale replica of how it looked in its original location in the Roccabianca Castle near Parma.
The Italian 20th century furniture and the italian design are well represented by furniture signed Alberto Issel, Carlo Bugatti and Ettore Sottsass, while the 18th-century Italian school of cabinetmakers are well rappresented by several cabinets signed Giuseppe Maggiolini. Are also exposed religious furnishing from 16th–18th century and furniture of the noble families of Milan.
Several wooden sculptures and various decorative items, such pottery or tableware including a tea set designed by Gio Ponti, are also displayed in the museum.
Chest of drawers, Giuseppe Maggiolini, 1780−85.
Circular chair, Carlo Bugatti, 1902.
Writing desk, Alberto Issel, 1900.
Set of armchairs, 18th century.
Kneeler, begin of 18th century.
Ancient wooden automaton, 16th-17th century.
Sources and links
- Media related to Furniture Museum (Milan) at Wikimedia Commons
- Le città d'arte:Milano, Guide brevi Skira, ed.2008, autori vari. (Italian language edition)
- New Layout for Exhibit of 15TH - 21ST Century Furnishings and Wooden Sculpture
- Collections of Antique Furnishings and Art Collections on the First Floor of the Ducal Courtyard