Italian Renaissance Antiques

These Renaissance treasures have caught our expert’s eye

Three major New York museum shows are celebrating Italy’s formidable contributions to the history of art: “Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes,” at the Frick, through July 29; “Bellini, Titian, and Lotto,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, from May 15 to September 3; and “The Age of Titian,” at the Morgan Library, from May 18 to September 23. With that in mind, our antiques expert revisited the Renaissance with New York’s best dealers.

Paolo da Visso’s circa-1440 triptych Madonna and Child Enthroned, Christ Crucified with God the Father, and (on the wings) St. James and 
St. John the Baptist and St. Paul (26¹/³” x 22½”) can be shown either as a work of art or as the centerpiece of a private devotional. $250,000, 
Robert Simon Fine Art, 53 Tower Hill Rd. E., Tuxedo Park, 845-351-2339,

Fit for a palazzo’s grand salon (or simply a lofty living room), this wrought-iron torchère, one of a pair, features filigreed scrollwork typical of the 16th century, though it’s an early-20th-century interpretation. $2,800 for the pair, Newel Antiques, 425 E. 53rd St., NYC, 212-758-1970,

3 court appointment
Want to sit like a Medici? 
This circa-1920 upholstered walnut rendition of a Renaissance-court armchair, trimmed in silk fringe, is positively regal-looking. $6,800, David Duncan Antiques, 247 E. 60th St., NYC, 212-688-0666,

These circa-1920 majolica footed vases, painted by lusterware pioneer Paolo Rubboli, include beautifully articulated griffin, fleur-de-lis, and acanthus-leaf details. $1,800 for both, John Howell Antiques, 324 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, 646-330-0529,

A symbol of power and majesty since ancient Egyptian times, the lion was a popular motif during the Renaissance. This carved 18th-century 
giltwood duo still retains its original overlay. $8,800, Patrick Bavasi, 172 E. 61st St., NYC, 212-796-4986,

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