Piranesi as Designer
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Chimneypiece designed for John Hope, from diverse maniere d’adornare..., 1769

As in many of the plates of the Diverse maniere, Piranesi set the Hope chimneypiece within a decorative interior which drew on antique sources, such as the military trophies of Marius (then on the Capitoline Hill) and the exquisite, trellis-like wall paintings from Herculaneum and Pompeii.

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