Colasanti Casa d’Aste department of Old Master Paintings which has over time become a true reference point for enthusiasts and collectors of ancient paintings.
Old Master paintings represent an excellent capital investments. But not everything refers to an over time profit; these works of art in addition to representing excellent investment opportunities, also offer the gratification of owning a piece of artistic history sometimes of very high historical and cultural value.
Ancient painting offers, in fact, a unique connection with the culture of the past, a scrupulous testimony of fragments of life, events and beliefs of past centuries. For these reasons, owning an ancient work of art is like traveling through time and living an experience that enriches through beauty and that always gives new emotions and passions.
In the past years Colasanti Casa d'Aste has achieved excellent results with 17th and 18th century paintings. Some of the top lots we remember are a portrait painted by Pietro Paolini, and the oil on canvas depicting the "Concert with four players and a drinker ", a contemporary copy by Valentin de Boulogne, the “Landscape with sculptures” by Francesco Zuccarelli, the oil on canvas “Village scene” by Gillis van Tilborgh and a wonderful pair of large paintings by Hubert Robert.
The Old Master Paintings auctions range between different styles, themes and genres, offering for sale eclectic selections capable of arousing the curiosity of the most attentive collectors: from portraits to still lifes, vanitas, landscapes, historical paintings, battle paintings and religious-themed paintings. To specifically respond to the current needs of refined and increasingly demanding collecting, ancient paintings are selected on the basis of accurate evaluation criteria, which take into consideration the author, attribution or school of reference, rarity of a work similar on the market, state of conservation, integrity and possible restorations, construction technique and executive quality, presence in exhibitions, provenance of the work and past awards, if it had already been treated in the past. Evaluation is an essential activity, the context in which the real market value of an ancient painting is expressed. But the auction is the context in which the value of the painting is established through the hammer price, that is, the sum of money that a person is willing to pay to buy it. In auctions dedicated to ancient paintings, priority is given to works from private collections and unpublished paintings, with the aim of offering our customers works of high economic and artistic value and guaranteeing the highest quality of the same.
The Old Master Paintings Department experts are always at your disposal for evaluations and estimates. Requesting an estimate is really easy: simply fill out the online evaluation form, also attaching images as detailed as possible. You will be contacted as soon as possible and, if the proposed works of art are suitable for the Colasanti painting auction catalogues, you will receive an initial estimate, to be confirmed following live analysis. Furthermore, for the most important Old Master paintings, Colasanti Casa d'Aste guarantees literature support and the possibility of entrusting more in-depth analyzes to expert scholars of the sector. Selling old master paintings with Colasanti is advantageous, fast and safe. Thanks to the free and confidential evaluation you will be able to make the most of the works of art in your possession.