First Paul Maselli in 1955, and for the last 37 years his son Gabriele, have been creating frames for customers in his workshop, in the heart of Florence, where you can choose from about 600 models. But this wide range of products does not exhaust Bottega d’Arte’s ability to fulfil private customers’ requests as well as those of institutions such as the Uffizi Gallery or the Opera del Duomo, from whom the bottega also carries out renovation work thanks to Gabriele’s qualification from the Institute of Art and Restoration - Palazzo Spinelli. As well as producing more traditional frames, there is also a more modern range suitable for graphics and photography.
From Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm and from 3.30 pm to 8 pm
Via Dei Ginori, 51/r, 50123, Firenze, FI, Italia - +39 055 282142 - http://www.cornicimaselli.com
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