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The Gismondi Gallery
A story of art and family


The story begins in 1966, Jean and Colette Gismondi opened their first gallery on the ramparts of Antibes.
The shop specializes in furniture, works of art and curiosities from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.

Jean Gismondi became a key player in the artistic effervescence that reigned on the Côte d'Azur since the post-war period, creating the Salon des Antiquaires d'Antibes in 1971.

In 1982, buoyed by its success, the Gismondi gallery moved to rue Royale in Paris.
In a few years, the couple became one of the capital's renowned antique dealers.
They are developing in Monaco, Lausanne, Cannes...

The Gismondi Gallery claims the porosity of artistic periods, combining ancient art and contemporary art before its time. At international fairs or in the salons of the rue Royale, Renaissance cabinets rub shoulders with compositions by Damien Hirst, 17th century woodwork is adorned with paintings by JonOne and works by Rudolf Stingel, 18th century chests of drawers are surmounted by sculptures of Caesar or Arman.
The Gismondi make the marriage of genres and eras an art that is transmitted.

Sabrina Gismondi shared a taste for objects and aesthetics very early on. She naturally took over the management of the Parisian entity more than twenty years ago.
Her spouse Éric Reymond, Jean Gismondi's right-hand man for more than 30 years, accompanies her on a daily basis. At the head of acquisitions but also of restoration, he manages an important cabinetmaking workshop on the Riviera.
Expert CNES (national chamber of specialized experts) in furniture and works of art from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Since 1989 the Gismondi family has presented their collection in an exceptional property located on the heights of Antibes: the Bastide du Roy.
Place offered as a wedding gift to Henri IV, in 1608, it is the Count of Polignac and his wife, Marie-Blanche Lanvin. Who. brings him classification to the historical monument.
Artists are warmly welcomed there, sometimes staying there for several years, as was the case with the artist César.

Since 2017 this mythical residence has become a Mecca for receptions on the Riviera, managed by Divina Gismondi, the youngest daughter of the couple, herself specialized in modern and contemporary art. 

Since 2021, Marius Jacob-Gismondi has embodied the third generation of Gismondi within the rue Royale gallery. Also specializing in modern and contemporary art – he founded Darmo Art with Alexis de Bernède in 2018 – Sabrina Gismondi's son extends his grandfather's ambition by working to reduce the borders that still separate art from yesterday and today.

July 2022, the Gismondi descendants bet on re-opening the Antiboise gallery, closed since 1990.
The challenge is launched, to give back its letters of nobility to this space completely renovated and welcoming contemporary artist, but also collection of modern art and object of old art of museum quality.

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