Walnut cabinet decorated with 24 (silver 800) stamped tile plaques.
The cabinet has a marble top.
The tiles are decorated by reproducing images of Pisano's marble tiles ascribed to Giotto.
They depict 24 of his Activities of Man.
The silver tiles are embossed with particular technique of the engraver's burin. Stamped 800, with a makers mark also.
Inside the cabinet are two internal drawers with dovetail drawers.
There is also one shelf.
The doors to the cabinet are hinged in the top and bottom of the door.
Inside the doors, on each door is an engraved in English plaque.
One side credits Giotto and Pisano, and also Maso da Banco for the original 13th century marble tiles, which have been reproduced and reposed into silver tiles.
The other side lists the artwork of The Activities of Man, reposed on the 24 tiles included begining with
The Creation of man,
The Creation of Woman,
The work of Ancestors,
The Sheep rearing,
The textile art.
The art of Construction.
The Grape harvest.
The Siga? Bigs?
Fugot + The Music.
The Primitive man.
I am trying to find out more about this piece, I would like to know the period, the origin, I am not sure if it is English or Italian,and the potential value.
I am currently cleaning the cabinet as you can see from photos
I only know about the artwork as it is a famous master of the fine arts work, which has been reproduced and reproposed in Silver as opposed to Marble