A beautiful Piedmont writing desk by the cabinet-maker Pietro Piffetti dominates the Lazzarini room on the first floor. This writing desk was made of burr walnut wood, with precious exotic woods and embellished with ivory and tortoise shell inlays
After spectacles were first invented in Venice, how did shape, wearing and colour change over the centuries? How did knowledge about glasses develop, when did they stop being linked to scholars, becoming pretty Rococo objects worn by high-society people?
Palazzo Mocenigo by San Stae in Venice is a 17th century palace that offers an insight into an authentic aristocratic palace with paintings, chandeliers, baroque and rococo pieces of furniture, textiles and costumes. We can also discover there a lot about the history of perfume and the important role Venice played in this trade.