Francesca Antonacci Damiano Lapiccirella Fine Art is the result of a merger between two old-established antique galleries based in Rome–London and Florence respectively, both leading lights in the world of Italian and international collecting since the early 1900s.
Francesca Antonacci, belonging to the fourth generation of antique dealers, started her own personal business in a charming artist courtyard off via Margutta in Rome; specialised in neo-classical artists, paintings of ‘The Grand Tour’, sculptures and works of art from the XVIII and XIX century. Over the years Francesca has organised numerous exhibitions and published scholarly catalogues on Neo-Classical, Vedutismo and early 20th century artists.
She has been member of the Board of the Associazione Antiquari d'Italia (AAI).
Damiano Lapiccirella started his activity in London in 1978. Once back to Italy, he took over the family business by inaugurating his own gallery dealing in Old Masters paintings, drawings and works of art. since 2012 he moved to Rome and joined Francesca’s gallery and create e new company: Francesca Antonacci Damiano Lapiccirella Fine Art.
The gallery shows at the most prestigious art and antiques fairs, including the TEFAF in Maastricht, the Biennale des Antiquairies at the Grand Palais, the Salon du Dessin in Paris, Highlights in Munich, the Biennale Internazionale dell'Antiquariato at Palazzo Corsini in Florence and the Mostra Internazionale di Palazzo Venezia in Rome and at the Paris Fine Art. Over the years, many of its works have entered important public collections, such as the National Gallery in Washington, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Polo Museale Fiorentino, the Museo di Capodimonte, the Prague Museum, the Museo di Villa Mansi in Lucca, the Museum of Fontainebleau, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Musée D'Orsay, the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence, as well being snapped up by numerous private collectors.