Ancient Frames Department


Led by Fabrizio Canto, the department is concerned with frames that date back to the Renaissance, Baroque, 18th and 19th centuries.

The department team analyses, classifies, provides valuations and places on the Italian and foreign markets collectible frames on consignment, both for auctioning and for private sale. Private sales are especially suited for items of considerable economic, historical and artistic value.

At the same time, the department provides a specialised expert report service

The department also offers a wide selection of frames across all price brackets that can be bought independently of our auctions.

In the wake of Franco Sabatelli, Fabrizio Canto is one of the rare specialists of antique frames active in Italy. His book Cornici. XV-XVIII secolo is a reference for the collectors.
From his studio in Rome he has worked for more than twenty years as a consultancy for lovers from all over the world. He is also a consultant and collaborator of the National Gallery in London