Bedroom from the Sagredo Palace

Artist: Stuccowork probably by Abbondio Stazio of Massagno (Italian, 1675–1745)

Maker: and Carpoforo Mazzetti (Italian, ca. 1684–1748)

Artist: Probably after a model by Gaspare Diziani (Italian, Belluno 1689–1767 Venice)

Date: ca. 1718

Culture: Italian, Venice

Medium: Wood, stucco, marble, glass

Dimensions: H. 25 ft. 2 in. (767.1 cm), W. 18 ft. 2 in. (553.7 cm), D. 13 ft. 2 in. (401.3 cm)

Classification: Woodwork

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1906

Accession Number: 06.1335.1a–d

Description

In design and workmanship, this bedroom, consisting of an antechamber with a bed alcove, is one of the finest of its period. The decoration is in stucco and carved wood. In the antechamber, fluted Corinthian pilasters support an entablature out of which fly amorini bearing garlands of flowers. Other amorini bear the gilded frame of a painting by Gasparo Diziani, depicting dawn triumphant over night. Above the entry to the alcove seven amorini frolic, holding a shield with the monogram of Zaccaria Sagredo. A paneled wood dado with a red-and-white marble base runs around the room. The unornamented portions of the walls are covered with seventeenth-century brocatelle. The bed alcove has its original marquetry floor. The stuccowork was probably done by Abondio Statio and Carpoforo Mazetti. The amorini are beautifully modeled and the arabesques of the doors are exquisitely executed. Everything in this bedroom forms a buoyant and joyful ensemble.

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