The sacred art collection in the Church of Saint Filippo e Giacomo is located in Ferruccia, in the municipality of Quarrata. The exhibition is housed in the rectory, deliberately renovated for this purpose. The church in Ferruccia, recorded as early as the end of the 14th century, was erected in the parish in 1648. It owes its current appearance to 18th- and 19th-century restorations, but it also retains works from the preceding period, such as the 17th-century altarpieces.
As part of the Diocesan Museum in Pistoia, this collection was opened with the purpose of valorizing and protecting historic liturgical objects no longer used after the reformations dictated by the Second Vatican Council, and conserved in the church in Ferruccia. The collection is a testimony to the popular and religious devotion of a rural church. The careful curation of the collection highlights the use of various liturgical objects, an aim also achieved through the visual aid of educational panels.
The stand out pieces amongst the liturgical textiles include the small velvet embroidered tapestry embroidered by the Florentine School at the beginning of the 17th century and a woman’s gown from the 18th century with shoes (probably originally a wedding dress), intended to dress a statue of the Madonna. Amongst the goldworks, the processional cross made in Pistoia and dated 1591 is exceptional. Amongst the paintings conserved in the church, one worth looking at is the altarpiece of the Assumption of the Virgin by Giovanni Martinelli from the mid-17th century.