More Than 70 Galleries & Collectors Selling Antiques At Rome’s International Biennale

Palazzo Venezia will host until October 10 the seventh edition of  the International Antiques Biennale of Rome.
Well known selected antique dealers and collectors of the national and international scene will display and sell their  antiques in the newly renovated 15th century rooms of one of Rome’s most important buildings. This year’s event also boasts a growing number of participating foreign galleries, 18 from both Europe and the United States. After the great success of the 2008 edition, the choice of Palazzo Venezia, with its priceless historical and artistic works of art, will help make this edition stand out among the great international antiques exhibitions. The antiques dealers admitted to participate in this year’s edition are of the highest professional level and quality, and the pieces they chose to bring with them are attracting a great deal of attention. Just to name a few of the finest pieces on show, there are paintings from the golden years from the 1300s all the way to the 1500s of Bernardino Luini, one of whose hitherto un-shown panels – recently resurfaced in the Italian market – will be presented. Then there is the splendor of 1700s Venetian art by Canaletto and Bellotto, and the 1800s represented by Girolamo Induno, Giuseppe Palazzi and Ippolito Caffi.
The early 1900s is also present with a Boldini dated 1910-12, as well as a Balla entitled Portrait of Mrs Cragnolini Fanna, from the Margherita Sarfatti collection and one of the artist’s last works before his death.
The world of sculpture will be represented by precious Han Dynasty terra cotta soldiers, sarcophagi and statues from the Roman Era, but also an Amorino by Antonio Canova and a Saint Francis of Assisi by Adolf Willdt.
The European art section will also feature the Flemish Jan Brueghel the Younger, with a rare representation of the monkeys that symbolised the decay of society, and the Spanish José de Ribera with a personification of the Philosopher.
Each and every stand will be a precious treasure-trove of antique objects and furniture – like precious State notified silver – Venetian trunks, Venetian trumeaux (the mid-18th-century one from the Loren-Ponti collection and
currently on display in Rome is particularly remarkabel), mirrors from the Bernini school, but also those from 1700s Venice, oriental carpets and much more.                                                                                                                                                        Via del Plebiscito 118, from 11 am to 8 pm (until 11 pm on thursday).