Piranesi as Designer
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perspective of newdigate candelabrum with cranse, from vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi..., 1778

One of the most exceptional candelabra depicted in Piranesi’s Vasi are a pair excavated by Gavin Hamilton at Hadrian’s Villa. After substantial restoration, the candelabra were acquired in Rome by British collector Sir Roger Newdigate in 1775, and later presented to the University of Oxford and transferred to the Ashmolean Museum.

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