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We now enter a small corridor. On the right, a painted door (17th century Florentine school) leads to the Siviero's study-library.

The bookshelves contain the books that guided Siviero's artistic taste and knowledge. There are also many auction catalogues, invaluable aids to the hunter of stolen works of art, along with photographs, newspaper cuttings and other documents. The d├ęcor of the study confirms Siviero's absolute love of beauty and lack of preference for any one stylistic language in particular. Ancient and modern live side by side: on the 17th century table there are Roman sculptures; a 15th century painting with allegorical motives hangs on the entrance wall, as does a Pietro Annigoni drawing dated 1939; on the left, a 14th century wooden, polychrome Madonna and a gold background painting depicting the Assumption of the Virgin (15th century Sienese school) face the beautiful Landscape by the Florentine artist Ugo Pignotti (1899-1958) hanging on the right wall.
A display case contains some of the honours awarded to Siviero.

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