The bronze-clad bookends (shown above) are inspired by Michelangelo's "Night and Day" sculptures the originals which lie atop Giuliano de' Medici's tomb in the Medici Chapel (at the Basilica di San Lorenzo, Florence). The male—wakeful, alert—is paired with a slumbering woman. Nearby, the tomb of Giuliano's brother, Lorenzo II, is adorned with another male and female pair of sculptures by Michelangelo: "Dawn and Dusk."
Please click on the photo above to learn more about them.
Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well! Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (www.LEOdesignNYC.com).
We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques (www.mahlaantiques.com) or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (www.antiquecenterofstrabane.com).
Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only). 917-446-4248