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Restoration of an Allegory 

We are delighted restoration and research is now complete .

Christies stencil on the stretcher proved to be from a London sale in 1904 consigned by a wealthy patron of 10 Portman Square, and catalogued as ‘Paris [the Defender] and Helen [of Troy]’ by an Italian School.

Our research showed comparisons to the allegorical works of the Italian Neoclassical painter Andrea Appiani (1754-1817) although we have not been able to firmly attribute the work to the artist. It is in our opinion a work by an Italian hand of the period of the Andrea Appiani, and showing his influence (‘Circle of’).

Paris with Helen will go on display at Great Grooms in Hungerford late December.

 

 

Andrea Appiani , Circle of (1754-1817) Italian

Paris with Helen and Cupids, seated on a rock

Circular oil on canvas: 24 x 24 in.  Circa 1790

 

Petworth Gallery 

Updated 01/10/20

Our new Gallery in Petworth finally opened Friday 11th  September 2020, and we look forward to welcoming you next time you are in town!

The gallery is in association with Vagabond Antiques Ltd at their new showrooms in Market Square, which has been refurbished to a high standard to showcase outstanding antiques and works of art.

Vagabond Antiques specialize in decorative English and Continental Furniture, Mirrors and Sculpture from the 18th & 19th century.  www.vagabondantiques.co.uk

Both our companies are established suppliers to Interior Designers, Decorators & Architects from around the world, and we look forward to welcoming all our clients to our exciting new showrooms in the heart of West Sussex.

 

 

Beautiful Magdalene by a rare Florentine artist discovered

Updated 22/06/20

Recent restoration on a penitent Magdalene by an unknown hand, has revealed the signature of Pietro Carloni a rare painter and miniaturist from Florence.

Pietro Carloni was a follower of the famous Baroque painter Carlo Dolci (1616-86), known for his emotive rendering of religious subjects and his detailed and polished finish. Mary Magdalene was his most frequently represented subject.

The painting was cleaned, and lined  with a new support canvas in 2019, and restoration is a work in progress. We are hoping to have Mary fitted back in her fine Florentine frame Autumn 2020.

 

Online Payments

12/02/20

We can now accept payments and send invoices using iZettle (a PayPal Service).

iZettle supports the following cards:

Visa and Mastercard . China UnionPay . American Express . Japan Credit Bureau . Discover / Diner’s Club

If you would like to purchase a product using iZettle please get in touch.

 

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