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Angiolo Barbetti

ANGIOLO BARBETTI (1805–73)

Angiolo Barbetti was a skilled carver, designer and decorator, with a flourishing atelier in Florence during the 19th century. After working in his father Massimiliano's atelier in Siena, he took up an apprenticeship with Giovacchino Guidi (d. 1842), considered one of Siena's finest ebenisti. By 1826–27, he had established a workshop on the Piazza San Giovanni, Siena and exhibited his first works at the Istituto delle Belle Arti, Siena, in 1830. In 1842, Barbetti moved his workshop to Florence, establishing himself near the ponte alle Grazie. Important commissions from this period included carvings for the interiors of Villa San Donato for Prince Anatoly Demidoff. Barbetti took part in many of the international exhibitions of the second half of the 19th century, including the 1851 Great Exhibition in London, where he was awarded a medal for a suite of carved walnut furniture. Following the exhibition, the suite of furniture was purchased by the South Kensington Museum, now the Victoria and Albert Museum, where it remains today. Joined in the business by his four sons Rafaello, Egisto, Ottavio and Rinaldo by the beginning of 1860, the firm of Barbetti continued to find international success exhibiting successfully at the 1861 Florence exhibition, the 1867 Paris Exposition Universelle and the Vienna Exhibition of 1873.

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Florentine Renaissance Revival Mirror by Angiolo Barbetti
By Angiolo Barbetti
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A very finely carved florentine Renaissance Revival walnut and parcel-gilt mirror, by Angiolo Barbetti. Signed 'ANGIOLO BARBETTI DI SIENA'. This important mirror has a rectan...
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1840s Italian Renaissance Revival Antique Angiolo Barbetti

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H 103.5 in. W 65.5 in. D 34.25 in.