A Tour of the XXX International Biennale of Antiques - The ground floor

The International Biennale of Antiques of Florence is hosted in Palazzo Corsini, one of the rarest and most prestigious examples of Baroque style in Renaissance Florence.

Palazzo Corsini

The uniqueness of this two floors building stands in its iconic details such as the roofs decorated with statues and terracotta vases – a novelty for Renaissance Florence – and the main, U-shaped courtyard that opens towards the riverbank. The magnificent decorations, that were done between 1692 and 1700, were also executed by outstanding painters such as Anton Domenico Gabbiani, Alessandro Gherardini and Pier Dandini. The Biennale articulates across the rooms of the palace thanks to the elegant setting by the designer Matteo Corvino.

Galleria Carlo Orsi - Milano

The gallery specialises particularly in Italian paintings, sculptures and works of art from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century and it is now a reference point for private collectors, dealers, scholars and art lovers from all over the world.

Alberto Di Castro - Roma

The Di Castro family has been in the world of the antiques trade in Rome for four generations.

Sperone Westwater - New York

Sperone Westwater Fischer was founded in 1975, when Italian art dealer Gian Enzo Sperone, Angela Westwater, and German art dealer Konrad Fischer opened a space at 142 Greene Street in SoHo, New York. An additional space was later established at 121 Greene Street. The founders' original program showcased a European avant-garde alongside a core group of American artists to whom its founders were committed.

Cesare Lampronti. Roma - London

Representing the third generation of an established family of art dealers, Cesare Lampronti has over 50 years’ experience on the international art market. The gallery, founded in 1914 by his grandfather, specialises in Italian Old Master Paintings of the 17th and 18th Centuries, with a particular focus on view paintings, landscapes and still lives, ranging from Caravaggio to Canaletto and their followers.

Francesca Antonacci & Damiano Lapiccirella Fine Art - Roma

Resulting from the merger of two historic art galleries that had been in the market for generations the Galleria Francesca Antonacci Damiano Lapiccirella Fine Art has become a focal point over the years for enthusiasts and collectors of paintings of the “Grand Tour”, drawings and sculptures by European artists from the late 18th to the mid-19th centuries and it even has an area for hosting exhibitions that are frequently of museum quality.

Colnaghi. London - Madrid

In late 2015, a new chapter opened in Colnaghi’s long history. In October Konrad Bernheimer announced that he had invited Jorge Coll and Nicolás Cortés of the gallery Coll & Cortés (London and Madrid) to join him as partners in the business. Combining the strengths and expertise of both firms, and diversifying their previous offering, Colnaghi will offer European Old Master paintings and sculpture, as well as art from the Spanish-speaking world.

Galerie G.Sarti - Paris

Originally founded in London 40 years ago, the G. Sarti Gallery relocated to Paris in 1996 to the elegant surroundings of an “hôtel particulier” in the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The G. Sarti Gallery maintains an active exhibition program.

Wienerroither & Kohlbacher - Vienna

The focus of the art gallery program is on classic modernism, art after 1945 and selected contemporary artists.

Altomani & Sons - Milano

Gallo Fine Art - Milano

Giacometti Old Masters Paintings - Roma

With twenty years’ experience in the art market, Umberto Giacometti founded Giacometti Old Master Paintings in 2014. Specialist in Italian old-master paintings, mainly Baroque, he selects, research and exhibit paintings, drawings and sculptures by Italian and European masters from the 16th to the early 20th century.

Guido Bartolozzi Antichità - Firenze

Robilant + Voena. London - Milano - St.Moritz

The gallery deals at the highest level of Old Master, Nineteenth Century, Modern and Contemporary fine art. It has staged important monographic exhibitions of artists including Antonio Joli and Gaspar van Wittel, as well as studies on Italian vedute and the International Caravaggesque Movement, which are a core specialism. The gallery also deals in Italian Modern and Post-War Art. Recent critically acclaimed exhibitions have included Mimmo Rotella, Lucio Fontana, Roberto Matta and Giorgio Morandi.

Moretti Fine Art. Firenze - Londra - Montecarlo

The Galleria Moretti was founded in 1999 by Fabrizio Moretti. Situated in the heart of Florence, between Palazzo Strozzi and Santa Maria Novella, the Galleria Moretti opened to the public - and to major public and private collectors - with the inaugural exhibition, “From Bernardo Daddi to Giorgio Vasari”, immediately distinguishing itself with its specialization in Italian, and especially Tuscan, Old Masters. From then on, art historians of international importance have collaborated on numerous projects published by the gallery.

Giovanni Pratesi Antiquario - Firenze

Copercini & Giuseppin - Arquà Petrarca

The Copercini & Giuseppin gallery was founded in Padova in 1981. The gallery participates to the most important exhibitions of antiques; its main focus is in Italian paintings and sculptures from the XV to the XIX century and in decorative arts of the neoclassical age.

W. Apolloni Srl - Roma

Tomasso Brothers Fine Art. Leeds - London

Tomasso Brothers Fine Art is recognised internationally for specialising in important European sculpture from the early Renaissance to the Neo-Classical periods, with a particular knowledge of European Renaissance bronzes.

Galleria Carlo Virgilio & C. - Roma

After beginning with a very specialized interest in late 18th to early 20th century drawing, the gallery reached out to painting and sculpture, mostly the works by Italian and foreign artists active in Italy between 18th and 19th century, also extending its chronological horizons to include the 17th Century and exhibitions of contemporary art.

Fondantico di Tiziana Sassoli - Bologna

The Galleria Fondantico was founded in 1991 in a prestigious location in Galleria Cavour in Bologna, with a very specific objective: the research on the international level of unpublished paintings, but of sure attribution.

Tettamanti Antichità - Firenze

The gallery specializes in European decorative arts, in a period between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and the first half of the nineteenth century, with attention also to paintings and sculptures from different eras.

Galleria Gomiero - Milano

Galleria Daniela Balzaretti - Milano

Daniele Tarabalza - Foligno

Santa Tecla Srl - Padova

800/900 Artstudio. Livorno - Lucca

The gallery was established in 1978 and is managed by Giovanna and Filippo Bacci di Capaci. The gallery is specialised in artists who worked in the 19th century.

Matteo Lampertico - Milano

The gallery's activity ranges from ancient painting to modern and contemporary art.

Salamon - Milano

Established in 1950, for over 60 years the Salamon gallery has been a reference point for collectors and enthusiasts of old master paintings and drawings.

Mirco Cattai Fine Art & Antiques Rugs - Milano

Roberto Campobasso - Napoli

Società di Belle Arti. Vireggio - Milano

Società di Belle Arti is a reference point for the sale and purchase, for the evaluation, management and intermediation of Italian paintings ofthe nineteenth and twentieth century.

Maurizio Nobile - Bologna - Paris

Maurizio Nobile has been working in the antiquarian sector for almost thirty years, devoting himself to researching and discovering paintings, furniture and art objects by Italian artists or active in Italy from the 16th to the 20th century.

Maurizio Brandi Antiquario - Napoli

Fabio Massimo Megna - Roma

Gallerie D'Arte Benucci - Roma

Bottegantica - Milano

Galleria Bottegantica, specialized in Italian paintings of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, was founded in Bologna in 1986 by Enzo Savoia.
In February 2010 he opened a new Gallery in the heart of Milan, in via Manzoni 45 and in the spring of 2015 he inaugurated a new space within the same street.

A.Pallesi Art Gallery - Monaco

Paolo Antonacci Srl - Roma

Right from the start Paolo’s new gallery distinguished itself for the expertise and attention devoted to painting from the period between the late eighteenth century to the first half of the twentieth century, with a particular regard for Vedutismo.

Il Quadrifoglio. Firenze - Milano - Londra

Augusto Brun opens the gallery Il Quadrifoglio in 1993 in Milano. Since then his true passion for art has always been the main motivation to his achievements in the world of fine art.

Cortesi Gallery. London - Milano - Lugano

Cortesi Gallery was founded in 2013 by Cortesi family, Stefano together with his sons Andrea and Lorenzo and specialises in European artistic movements from the 60s to the present day. In 2015 Cortesi Gallery expanded, opening a second location in London’s Mayfair while in 2017 launched its third space, located in the historical Brera neighbourhood in Milan.

Galleria Silva - Milano

The Silva family, with four generations in antique dealership, is synonymous with the lacquered furniture of splendid Venetian palaces. These elegant pieces contrast masterfully with the natural wood and ornate stucco walls of the 18th century. They represent the essence of beauty and directly highlight the aesthetics of the period.

Enrico Frascione - Firenze

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