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.

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