The Obrietan Museum of Oriental arts, located in the western part of Villa Orna’s main building, is not the only attraction of the place. As a matter of fact, the 18th century country villa also houses the seat of one among the most important reference points for collectors and for all those who are fond of Oriental arts in Italy: the Thais Gallery.
A unique institution in its sector in the entire Northern Italy, the Thais Gallery exhibits and sells ancient oriental furniture pieces and objects. Inside the Gallery’s halls history lives again in the old, and yet innovative beauty of furniture, objects, pottery pieces, sculptures and temple bells, all displaying distinctive cleverness in conception and making, all of which ancient pieces, mostly coming from China and Tibet. The objects and furnishing displayed at the Thais Gallery all have a history resembling that of the museum where they are housed, and they have been collected by Gioacchino Obrietan during his numerous journeys, driven by an unrestrained passion leading him to seek beautiful, ancient objects, with the help of the people traveling with him far and wide across Far Eastern countries, only to find precious, rare pieces to bring back home.
The Thais Gallery is opened Monday to Sunday with the following opening times:
Morning: from 9:30 to 12:30
Afternoon: from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Sundays and Mondays: reservation required
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