London Art Week Summer 2019 - The Renaissance Casket from Newbattle Abbey
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 - Thursday, 25 July 2019 Mon to Fri 10am - 5pm
London Art Week opening times: 28 June to 5 July, Mon – Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat/Sun 11am - 5pm
15, Old Bond St.,
W1S 4AX London
At London Art Week Summer 2019, Georg Laue, Kunstkammer Ltd and Trinity Fine Art will unveil a major Renaissance artwork: a magnificent Court Casket with trompe l’oeil marquetry and engraving made in Nuremberg in 1565 in the workshop of The Master of Perspective. For centuries the Casket was in the famed collection of the marquesses of Lothian at Newbattle Abbey, and has not been seen in public since 1883. The cabinet will be exhibited at Trinity Fine Art, 15 Old Bond Street, from 25th June until 25th July 2019.
Research on this Casket by Georg Laue, Kunstkammer Ltd has established it as one of the earliest examples of Kunstkammer (cabinet of curiosities) furniture. More importantly, it connects Wenzel Jamnitzer's newly-invented perspective machine and eleven important works of South German marquetry, including the present Casket, that feature polyhedra in a three-dimensional manner, firmly establishing that they were all made in the same