The King of
Pergamon Attalus II Philadelphus (160 BC–138 BC) began the
first art collection in history by carefully buying up the finest
works of Classical Athenean art as Greek city states fell to the
rising Roman Empire. What set him apart from other powerful men
who had always gathered treasure, was that he approached collecting
with a historical mindset and an ideal of a golden age. He sought
to live with the glorious achievements of what to him was the pinnacle
of civilization. Most people have some point and place that they
consider a golden age, and collectors are those who have sought
preserve, conserve, and understand the notable achievements of human
Advisors specializes in provide clients with purchasing advice on
furniture and applied arts of the Art Nouveau or Secessionist Period,
as well as Art Deco, Bauhaus, and Biedermeier.
on Central European paintings particularly from the styles of Academicism,
Impressionism, Symbolism, Avantgarde, Cubism, Fauvism, and Expressionism.
to collectors include informing them of upcoming works at auction,
notifying about new items on the market, arranging purchases and
transportation, and providing in-depth research on works to insure
the long term value that knowledge brings to art objects.