A north Italian iron-mounted polychrome wood painted architectural model
Executed in three parts fitted together to form a garden pavilion, above his wood faux mahagany coeval lacca table under which there was a mechanism for to rais the model and to see the architecture and the tole-peint ceilings and polychrome lacca floors decorated inside.
Milan, beginning XIX Century.
This particular model may have been created eventually to integrate a magnificent building project destined to be a built as belvedere in front of an important Palace or in his park.
Height: 50 in. (150 cm) Width: 93 in. (236 cm) Depth: 361⁄4I n. (93 cm)
Total Height: 971⁄41⁄4 in. (248 cm)
Width table: 105,5 in. (268 cm)
A North Italian fruitwood, walnut, ebony , boxwood, tulipwood and kingwood microcarving portrait relief miniature attributed to Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo (1745-1820), depicting a standing Mars with cuirass, feathered helmet and sword, holding a spear with his right and a shield on his left hand.