Piranesi as Designer
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sketch design for part of a table, ca. 1760s

With rococo fluency, this vigorous pen study reveals the way Piranesi followed antiquity in translating a sinuous natural form such as an animal leg into a stylized table support. This drawing explores the combination of antique motifs which decorate his furniture in the Diverse maniere.

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