AMATI, Dom Nicolò (MARCHIONI, Nicola) Born 1662, died 1752 Bologna Italy. Dom Nicolò Amati was the pseudonym of Nicola Marchioni, a Bolognese priest and associate of the Tononi family. His work is highly variable, the workmanship being slightly improvisational, but the varnish is a fine richly textured red of the best sort. The scrolls are rather small and cramped. The corners also small and a little hooked. Arching however is low and well sculpted. D. Nicolaus Amati fecit / Bononiae Apud SS: Cosma / et Damiani 17.. D. Nicolaus Amati / fecit Bononiae 17..