Ivories in the Medici Collection of The Silver Museum – Palazzo Pitti
There are a number of ivories in the Medici collection in dire need of restoration. These pieces were executed by the most celebrated German, Austrian, and other international masters of the art form. Each series would include at least four pieces.
Mosaic Cycle, Interior Lower Level – Baptistry
The medieval mosaics from the Baptistry are considered central works in the Cathedral complex. Approximately three years are needed to restore the mosaics depicting the Prophets. A portion of the cost would be funded by the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore.
Restoration of Mino da Fiesole’s Funerary Monument to Ugo of Toscana – Badia Fiorentina Church
In 1481, Mino da Fiesole completed this tomb for the oldest monastic foundation in Florence, the Benedictine Abbey known as the Badia. This monumental marble wall tomb is one of Mino’s most famous works, revealing his skill as a sculptor of portraits, reliefs, and elaborate decorative moldings, and his gift as a designer of complex […]
Altar Gradine of the Oratory and Tabernacle – Chapel of the Annunziata, SS. Annunziata
The Altar Gradine of the Oratory in the chapel of the Santissima Annunziata is an interesting example of early seventeenth-century Florentine silversmithing. Along with other fine silver objects, it fits into the context of the reinvigorating impetus of the period that gave the church the “Baroque” appearance we see today. Currently the gradine is not […]
Deposition by Vincenzo Ulivieri – Istituto degli Innocenti
Vincenzo Ulivieri painted Deposition at the end of the sixteenth century for the first altar on the right in the main church of the Ospedale degli Innocenti, to replace the Coronation of the Virgin by Neri di Bicci which was no longer considered in keeping with the style of the day. The artist, whose biography still requires much research, […]
Garden of the Little Island – Boboli Gardens
The Boboli Gardens were designed for the Medici after they bought the Palazzo Pitti in 1549, and are an excellent example of stylized Renaissance gardening. This project will restore L’Isolotto del Giardino (The Garden of the Little Island), which includes delightful statues of dancing peasants surrounding a moated garden and central island. A copy of Giambologna’s Oceanus Fountain […]
Giambologna Chapel – Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata
One of the main chapels in the Basilica of the SS. Annunziata, designed and executed by Giambologna, includes his funerary monument. The bronze Cross by Giambologna and the six bronze reliefs in the Chapel were previously restored by Friends of Florence. Other portions are being restored with local contributions. The sculptures and the important Madonna del […]
Antependium – Oratorio di S. Tommaso d’Aquino
This antependium – decorative altar hanging – dating to the early 16th century was severely damaged by the bomb that exploded in Via dei Georgofili in 1993. The “network” pattern of the fabric was widely used in sixteenth-century Florence both for church and civil furnishings. We believe that the pattern was created at the beginning […]
Epic Painting, Attributed to Alessandro Allori
Restoration is needed for the entire surface of the painting, attributed to Alessandro Allori, as well as research as to the precise subject matter of this artwork that depicts Florence in the 1500s. Estimated cost: to be determined
Restoration of the Painted Cover for the 16th Century Organ Attributed to Giovan Battista Contini – Church of Santa Felicità
The painted canvas on the cover of the organ, depicting Santa Cecilia playing an organ with angels, is in dire condition and has been removed from the instrument. When the restoration is complete, the canvas will be placed in a museum currently under construction at Santa Felicità, one of Florence’s oldest churches.