Piranesi as Designer
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diverse maniere..., open to chimneypiece: griffon monopods on the jambs, 1769

This griffon monopod, derived from fragments of Roman table supports, was among Piranesi’s favorite motifs from antiquity. Its opulent simplicity appealed particularly to neoclassical designers.

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