Now on view at the Getty Museum: The Borghese-Windsor Cabinet

The Borghese-Windsor Cabinet, which the Getty Museum acquired last year, is on view at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. This magnificent work of furniture, sculpture and stone inlay (pietre dure) was made in Rome about 1620 for Pope Paul V and later acquired by King George IV of England. “The Borghese-Windsor cabinet is one of the finest examples of Italian pietre dure cabinets known. Works of this quality, craftsmanship, and historical significance are almost all in museums and princely private collections, so the opportunity to acquire one of the most renowned examples for the Getty is too good to pass up,” said Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum. “The Getty Museum’s strong collection of Roman Baroque paintings and sculpture is now greatly enhanced by the addition of a major piece of furniture from the period. This

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