The Documentation center and Research

The documentation center and research, which also has a historical background with books and magazines of the epoch, has a library specializing in the art of wood and restoration.

Also collects documentation on “rolesi” workshops and takes care of the photographic archive, which is continually enriched with new material that covers not only the furniture, “rolese” manufacturing, but also to the historical and social context in which it has developed.

Photographic images related to furniture pay attention to decorative details,certain aspects of carpentry and every witness (signatures, writings of various kinds, shipping labels, traces of processing, manufacturing errors can reveal valuable information techniques, etc) that maybe necessary for the purpose of historical and technical research. For many furniture was made graphic pads,which allow studies more depth on the “rolese” inlay.

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Flap decorated with beautiful floral motifs arranged in symmetry.

Detail of an archive document that mentions the Rolo’s cabinetmaker Paolo Biraghi as a “marangone da rimesso”, i.e., an inlaid woodworker.

Letterhead of the company “Simeoni Carlo e figlio”, which succeeded that of Reginfredo Moretti in the 1910s.

Louis XV flap, Sixth decade of the eighteenth century.

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