Born out of a merger of two historic galleries, both present on the market for generations, Francesca Antonacci Damiano Lapiccirella Fine Art has become a reference point for fans of Grand Tour paintings, drawings, and sculptures by European artists from between the second half of the 18th century and the first half of the 20th century, and also an exhibition space for shows which are frequently museum-worthy.


Over the years, the gallery has taken part in the most prestigious of antiques exhibitions such as the Salon du Dessin and the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris, Masterpiece London, and TEFAF New York; it also exhibits regularly at TEFAF Maastricht and at the International Biennial of Antiques in Palazzo Corsini, Florence. In the course of its activity, many of its works have joined major public collections such as the National Gallery in Washington, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Modern Art Gallery of Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Polo Museale Fiorentino, the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, the Prague Museum, the Villa Mansi Museum in Lucca, the Fontainebleau Museum, the Hamburger Kunsthalle in Hamburg, the Musée D'Orsay, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Toledo Museum of Art, USA, as well as numerous private collections.




  • Francesca Antonacci and Damiano Lapiccirella 


    Francesca Antonacci and Damiano Lapiccirella



    Francesca Antonacci, who hails from an old-established family of antique dealers that has been doing business in Rome since 1916. Studying in the school of Giuliano Briganti, she conducted research into Italian 17th century painting and built up her knowledge and experience with periods of study and work in Paris and London. She ran the family’s celebrated gallery in Via del Babuino for many years and worked with her father in their London gallery specialising in European painting and furniture of the 18th and 19th centuries. 



    Damiano Lapiccirella began his career in London in 1978 and went on to inherit the celebrated antique gallery founded by his father Leonardo in 1959  in Borgo Ognissanti in Florence until 2013. After studying and working in London, Damiano returned to Italy and took up the management of his family business, entering the gallery once again in the most important Italian and international trade fairs and focusing, in particular, on European painting and drawing from the 16th to the early 20th centuries.