The Bagatti Valsecchi Museums permanent collections principally contain Italian Renaissance decorative arts (such as maiolica, furniture, tapestry, metalwork, leather, glassware and precious table-top coffers made of ivory, or stucco and pastiglia), some sculptures (including a Madonna and Child lunette by a follower of Donatello), and many paintings.
European Renaissance weapons, armor, clocks and a few textiles and scientific and musical instruments complete the collection assembled by the Barons Bagatti Valsecchi.
The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum is a house museum located in Milano, Italy, one of numerous museums that began as private collections housed in a private palazzo of one of Milans wealthy aristocracy.
This particular museum has not been converted completely in to a museum gallery, and parts of the historic house remain as an expression of the life of the wealthy in times gone by.
In addition to the many fine works of art, a visitor to the Bagatti Valsecchi can see how Milanese aristocracy lived in the late 1800s.