THE VISIT

THE VISIT The Decorative Arts Museum originated from the rich legacy left by Pietro Accorsi (Turin, 1891 - 1982) and it was opened in December 1999 by Giulio Ometto, current President of the Museum.

The museum comprises twenty-seven rooms divided into two sectors: the first one hosts the exposition of pieces from the eighteenth and nineteenth century – in particular Baccarat crystals,  Piedmontese silverware and Meissen porcelain.

The museum itinerary continues with the kitchen, which hosts an extraordinary collection of antique copper utensils and the Frankenthal room, which displays two sets of German and French porcelain. The Frankenthal set consists of 150 pieces.

The second sector of the museum one hosts many pieces of furniture that recreate the ambience of a refined home of the eighteenth century, in accordance with the antique dealer’s taste.  
In the dining room the walls are completely covered by a set of paper pannels of Chinese inspiration.  The Music room houses a rare fortepiano signed and dated " Erard freres 1818".
The  Louis XVI sitting room houses a secrétaire-cabinet entirely covered in majolica tiles by Pesaro.
There are three bedrooms: the Bandera rboom with a wonderful bed in Bandera cloth used by courts in Piedmont in the 18th-century; the Accorsi’s room with his bed in green damask  and a Venetian room with rare and elegant pieces of furniture.
The visit ends with two Cignaroli’s rooms dedicated to a series of six hunting scenes by Vittorio Amedeo Cignaroli (1730 - 1800); the Chinese room which walls are covered by a series of Chinese papier peints and the Christian Dior sitting room characterized by the boiserie in mirrors painted imitating the toitoise’s shell and an elegant chest attribuited to Pietro Piffetti.

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