Viterbo Antiques Fair, Papal Palace

March 29th , 2015 Tagged with:

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After  many years  the Viterbo Antiques Fair has finally returned to its original seat-the prestigious  Papal Palace – a worthy setting for the magnificent pieces exhibited and  group of high level dealers  gathered from all parts of the Italian peninsula.

For  a view of the opening ceremony  and more photos  see my  recent blog post 


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wax figures of Mexican general Zapata and wife shown by Il Mercante of Figline, Florence

Archeoares, the young equipe who manage  the Museum complex  (Duomo, Museum del Colle and the Papal Palace ) are in charge of the ticket counter and overlook the security and give the Fair a youthful presence. The  Fair  is spread out over three levels of the ancient palace  with well designed stands offering  visitors an wide view of  antique objects and how they can fit in today’s home.

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ceramics of Ferrara , a delicate miniature – among the treasures on show in Viterbo’s Antiques Fair

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American collectors Chic and Maggi Reid admire the antique works of art

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A member of the younger generation of antiques dealers shows off his wares

Classic furnishings, art , paintings,  mirrors, maps and prints, as well as  art deco,  1930s ceramics and  lighting fixtures from the   1950s: something for every taste and budget.


The older generation of dealers  manned the exhibits during the quiet weekdays, while  enforcements from the younger generation were on hand during the weekends  as  larger crowds of visitors descended  from nearby Rome.


Visit the official website  for  exhibitors list and information.

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Rome dealaer Stefano Scarapazzi specializes in elegant enamel and marble pieces

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meeting with Nadia and colleague , organizers of the Antiques Fair


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Rossi, a father and son team from San Marino exhibited antique mortar and candlesticks alongside 1950s vintage pieces

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Alessia of Casa D’Aste Sammarinese with a classic collection of antique furniture and works of art

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a pair of antique handcuffs with helmet and portrait bust, Bellini







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wooden sculptures exhibited by Bellini, Modena

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a selection of antique silver including a church mostrance

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Davide  from Treviso showed a wide selection  of antique maps and prints

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Riccardo Pernici, expert in 1920-30s ceramics had  a wonderful selection of Lenci

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