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Revisit the olden days as you enter this antique shop that has pledged to take you back into time. The objects in the store date back to the beginning of the 20th-century atleast. There are all sorts of ancient jewellery pieces including ivory, Bulgari emeralds, bracelets, rings and necklaces. These pieces are repaired and resold here. Do walk into this shop and admire the exquisite master-pieces and even a pick a few as souvenirs.
Lovers of antique artworks will be delighted with the exquisite collection housed at Nardecchia. This place sells original works by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, an 18th-century artist who was renowned for his etchings of various monuments around the city. His valuable works are sold at steep rates, those who want something cheaper can choose from their collection of artworks from the 19th Century. This shop also sells paintings made in watercolor, prints, postcards and photographs.
While visiting Trastevere, do walk down the narrow Vicolo del Cinque street. Amidst the various restaurants, bars, pizzerias and candy shops, lies the brightly lit store of Lumieres. This shop is your one stop solution for all of your lighting requirements. They sell chandeliers, lamp shades, floor lamps, table lamps, wall lamps and more. With products from the Art Nouveau and Art Deco to the 1950s, vintage chandeliers and lamps sold here. This is a wonderful store to pick up a lamp that will light up your room as well as embellish it in elegance.
If you want to own some of the rarest antiques, Antichità Alberto Di Castro is one shop that cannot be missed. One of the biggest dealers, you will be offered with a variety; from the Pantheon to the Colosseum, each of significant importance. Also look for unframed prints, photographs, frames, and statues that are available at unbelievable prices. For antique lovers who treasure the special collections for a lifetime! Visit the website for detailed information.
Nicola di Castro is a trove of wonders for an antique collectors. Located on the Via del Babuino, a popular shopping street in the heart of the city, this store sells antique utilitarian products that will add be useful while adding glamor to your room. You will find, chairs, desks, bureaus, chests and more. They also offer porcelain and ceramic cutlery. You can also purchase beautiful art pieces to decorate your room. There are also artifacts that highlight the history of the city and the Roman civilization.
Nestled in the heart of the city, Galleria D'Arte Benucci opened its doors in 1980. This gorgeous store houses paintings from the 17th and 18th Centuries. Apart from these they also showcase art works from the primitive era. These include gilt woodwork with beautiful carvings on them. You can also purchase antique tapestry works from here, that will adorn your walls and add to the beauty of your room. Another reason why this store is popular among toursits is because, Robert De Niro was present during its inauguration.
For those with a penchant for lustrous antiques, Artimport is the ideal store to visit. This shop houses a unique selection of chalices, candlesticks, clocks, mirrors and cutlery made in silver and porcelain. They also showcase wood works like sail boats and walking sticks. Among their collections you will find exquisite pieces made from Murano glass. Located on the popular Via del Babuino, in the heart of the city, this store is easily accessible by public transportation.
More than 15 years ago, what began as a small antique store has been transformed into a huge space, housing antique works from all around the globe. What makes this store different from the other antique shops in the city, is their range of collectibles featuring animal prints or statues. A brainchild of Nicholas Recchi, this store includes furniture, lampshades, curios and various artworks, that his has collected during his travels. This shop is also a wonderful space for an art lover to browse through.
Founded in 1975 by Francesca Carlucci, descendent of a family of art lovers, the prestigious antique galleries Carlucci are placed on an international level in the realm of antique artworks and collection pieces. The two expository studios, situated in the heart of the central Via del Babuino, are known and appreciated by museum representatives, galleries and foundations around the world. Among the works in the galleries, some of those noted are pieces by master cabinet-makers from Palazzi Romani, as well as precious paintings by such talents as Francesco Albani, Peter Paul Rubens and Gaspar van Wittel.
This delightful bookshop is a stone's throw from the Colosseum, with a wide choice of titles in all sections. The staff is attentive and competent. The departments include philosophy, art, economics and literature. Children's books are very limited in number but you will find the bestsellers here.
On the first and second Sunday of each month between 9a to 8p, one can see a host of antique-dealers selling their wares at the Ponte Milvio. The crowded streets see customers haggling for bargains as the dealers convince them of the authenticity and the age of the articles. One can find a barrage of goods from pottery and silverware to furniture, clothes, trinkets, accessories, lamps and other bric-a bracs. Witness the overwhelming sight to get a taste of the streets of Rome.