Southern Europe

Southern European Works of Art: A Timeless Attraction

Southern Europe has been at the forefront of the history of art for centuries. The works produced in Italy, France, and Greece have stood the test of time and continue to hold an undeniable leading role in the field of study and the antique market. Nicholas Wells Antiques is proud to present its collection of Southern European works of art, which showcases the continued attraction towards classicism and the pursuit of collecting.

During the early 19th century, works of art from Southern Europe became the main subject matter in art history. For the Grand Tourists, traveling, collecting, and replicating these works of art was a means of acquiring knowledge, status, and power. The popularity of these works of art has persisted over time, and they continue to be highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike.


At Nicholas Wells Antiques, we understand the timeless appeal of Italian, Spanish, and French works of art. Our collection features a range of exquisite pieces that reflect the unique styles and techniques of the region. From ornate Italian antiques to delicate French porcelain, our collection is a testament to the enduring beauty and craftsmanship of Southern European art.

One of the highlights of our collection is our selection of Italian Renaissance cabinets. These pieces are characterised by their intricate carvings, rich colors, and luxurious materials. They were often commissioned by wealthy patrons and were intended to showcase their wealth and power. Today, they are highly prized for their historical significance and their exceptional beauty.

Another area of our collection that we are particularly proud of is our selection of French porcelain. French porcelain has a long and rich history, dating back to the 18th century. It is renowned for its delicate beauty and exquisite craftsmanship. Our collection features pieces from some of the most celebrated French porcelain makers, including Sèvres and Meissen.

In addition to works of art and porcelain, our collection also includes a range of other decorative arts, including sculptures, paintings, and tapestries. Each piece has been carefully selected for its beauty, historical significance, and exceptional craftsmanship.

At Nicholas Wells Antiques, we are passionate about the decorative arts and works of art, and we are committed to sharing this passion with our clients. Whether you are a seasoned collector or a newcomer to the world of antiques, we invite you to explore our collection and discover the timeless beauty of Southern European works of art.


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