Two extremely rare 17th-century tables carved for the Doge of Venice by the ‘Michelangelo of Wood` are to be exhibited in Edinburgh this summer.
They were saved from export at a cost of £735,900 at an auction last year after the National Museums (NMS) and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London clubbed together.
Scotland`s collections of European art and design will be greatly improved by the presence of the tables according to NMS chairman Sir Angus Grossart, with collections lacking any significant Italian furniture from the 17th century period.
Boasting vivid curls of wood as part of the design of substantial ornate legs displaying axes and arrows, they are thought to have been designed by sculptor Andrea Brustolon.
With the NMS owning many institutions across the Scottish capital, they will undoubtedly make an appearance this year. Be sure to check them out when they are unveiled whilst having a UK break in one of the fine hotels in Edinburgh
Published on 19/6/2012.Latest Destination News