The Museum of Decorative Arts Accorsi-Ometto is Pietro Accorsiâ€™s dream come true. The antiquarian bequeathed his estates to a cultural foundation to promote antique furniture and the knowledge of figurative art from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Located in the 17th century convent of Santâ€™Antonio Abate, the foundtaion's main objective is to preserve, enhance and share the heritage of furniture and art objects collected by Accorsi. This collection has been enriched, over twenty years, under the management of Giulio Ometto.
The exhibition is divided into 23 rooms, 8 of them are a perfect reproduction of the ones in Villa Paola. In this residence on the hill of Moncalieri, near Turin, Accorsi used to entertain his guests. These rooms are: the Kitchen, the Dining Room, the Luigi XVI Room, the Piffetti Room, the Bandera Bedroom, the Pietro Accorsi Bedroom, the Venetian Bedroom and the Tartaruga Lounge. Inside these rooms are the masterpieces that belonged to the famous antiquarian, including furniture of international prestige, such as the double-body and the drawer of Pietro Piffetti and some paintings from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. The other rooms were designed by Giulio Ometto as an example of Accorsiâ€™s taste, covering various fields of decorative knowledge, from porcelain to silver, from assembled objects to majolica.