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
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.
We can now accept payments and send invoices using iZettle (a PayPal Service).
iZettle supports the following cards:
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If you would like to purchase a product using iZettle please get in touch.
Restoration of an Allegory
Partial cleaning of a recently acquired and heavily restored allegory in the manner of the Swiss Neoclassical painter Angelica Kauffman, has removed an astonishing 100% over-paint, revealing a beautiful original 18th century allegory underneath.
Images below show our ‘test clean’ (Top), and ‘after a partial clean’ revealing areas of the original allegory.
We will update our news page when the allegory is fully cleaned early in 2020. Restoration will then start to bring the painting back to its former glory.
We are in discussion with experts in this period of art ,and we can say at this stage the subject of our allegory is not associated with Angelica Kauffman, but rather a very good Italian hand. Watch this space!