Our latest collection primarily sourced from North Italy is now on display and available to purchase in our Claremont Gallery.
One of our Gallery Directors; Mr. Ignazio Ibba has curated an incredible collection from his European buying trip, returning home with a remarkable range of Antique Italian Dining Tables, Dining Chairs and Rare Collectables.
One particularly superb collectable he brought back with him (now sold) was a fine example of a19th Century Grand Piano from Collard and Collard, London, featuring a Walnut and Briar root casing dated approximately Circa 1820-1840. He found this beautiful instrument in Umbria, North Italy, which had been used in a number of infamous Italian musical events. The sound is advised to be of concert pitch.
We have never offered for sale such an extensive range of fine Dining Tables until the arrival of our Veneto, Italia Collection, with over a dozen Italian Antique and Modern Designer pieces available in a vast array of wood finishes and styles. Elm, Durmast, Fruitwood, various Walnuts and Olive Wood are just some of the many wooden finishes (raw and polished) we are now able to offer you. In Verona, Ignazio found two Durmast wood Extendable Dining Tables that were re-fashioned utilising 200 year old parquetry floor boards from an Italian Church. The tables are a remarkable feat of Italian ingenuity and craftsmanship, where the beauty of quality woods and craftsmanship is truly recognised and preserved in the most functional of manners.
The Veneto and the Piemonte regions provided us with some extraordinary 19th Century hand-painted Armoires and Drawers, featuring detailed Venetian painterly patinas at an utmost grand scale. Fiore (flower) details and 19th Century courting and social Italian country side scenes appear on the front paneling of the various Armoires, in the most delicate and textured nature, in true signature Venetian style. The drawers found from this region, are used as tallboy drawers and shoe cabinets, with pull out compartments to disguise your footwear. Of-course, as only the Venetians can offer, the exterior patina of these shoe cabinets are ornately hand painted in powder blue, slate grey and custard yellow hues, making them an extraordinarily functional and slightly eccentric talking piece for the modern, busy residence.