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18th Century Italian Antique Walnut Coffret in the Manner of Rosso Fiorentino

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An early Italian coffret from the Renaissance period exquisitely carved in the manner of Rosso Fiorentino. The beauty of the carving is especially remarkable given that the box is made of solid Walnut, in good condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 1700, Italy.

Giovanni Battista di Jacopo known as Rosso Fiorentino, means in Italian Red Florentine was an Italian Mannerist ( also known as Late Renaissance ) painter, born in 1494 - 1495, in Florence, Italy and passed away in 1540. His red hair gave him his nickname Rosso, he started training in the studio of Andrea del Sarto, alongside his partner Jacopo Carucci, known as Jacopo da Pontormo, both were well known painters from Italy. After the Sacking of 1527, Rosso went to France where he worked at the court under Francis I. During his time, he worked together with the Italian architect Francesco Primaticcio, they were one of the leading artist to work at the Château de Fontainebleau, in Paris. 

Material: Wood
Details: Walnut
Country of Origin: Italy
Dimensions: 14" H x 19.5" W x 13.5" D

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