Piranesi as Designer
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study for a title page incorporating plan and elevational design for a pulpit, ca. 1744–45

In this brilliant scherzo, or fantasy composition, Piranesi used the trompe l’oeil device of folded material overlapping a plaque. The meticulous plan and elevation for a complex rococo pulpit were a subsequent addition.

Chimneypiece for John Hope

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Design for a Commode

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Design for a Fountain

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

design for a side table

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

designs for two commodes

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

sketch design for a monumental candelabrum

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

sketch design for part of a table

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Wine Cooler

Edward Barnard & Sons