A pair of 17th century tables will go on display next week after they were "saved" from export.
The Italian Baroque furniture by Lucio de Lucci went up for auction in July 2011. To stop them from leaving the UK, the culture minister put a temporary export ban on them while the money was raised for them to be bought by museums.
The National Museums Scotland and V&A in London have teamed up to purchase the tables. Initially they will both go on show in Edinburgh until September when one will be sent down to London.
The tables were made in Venice between 1685 and 1688. The tops depict scenes of war between Venice and the Ottoman Empire. The furniture was made for the commander of the Venetian forces Doge Francesco Morosini.
Sir Angus Grossart, chairman of the Trustees of National Museums Scotland, said: "This acquisition greatly enhances our already significant international important collections of European art and design. We are delighted that both tables will go on immediate display at the National Museum of Scotland this summer. One of the tables will then be displayed in four major new permanent art and design galleries which are currently being developed.
"We have highly ambitious plans to strengthen our collections and displays and have created an ambitious agenda which will be confirmed by a number of future additions."
Money has been raised from the Art Fund, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the National Museums Scotland Charitable Trust, the Friends of the V&A and the Horn Bequest.
The tables will go on display from Wednesday.