In the Old Town, most of the stores have been open since May 11. The Phoenix Ancient Art gallery, on rue Verdaine, has reopened under the guidance of its director, Michael Hedqvist and President, Ali Aboutaam.
In just a few weeks, from October 2-8, we will have the honor of participating for the fourth time at PAD London. Set in the beautiful heart of Mayfair, PAD is London’s most respected fair for 20th century art, design, decorative arts, tribal art and antiques. Participants include esteemed gallery owners and artists from around..Read More
The market for fine antiquities has never been stronger. For example, a four-inch black chlorite bust of a mythological hero, whose most distinguishing characteristics are a long shell-inlaid scar crossing the right side of his face and another large scar on his left cheek sold at Sotheby’s on 8 December for $1,258,500 against a pre-sale estimate fo $300,000-500,000. The piece was consigned by a collector who bought it from the Aboutaam brothers, co-owners of Phoenix Ancient Art, who bought it at Christie’s in June 2000 for $105,000. The small but powerful piece has been in several private collections and is believed to have been found prior to 1961.
Phoenix Ancient t Art, Winged griffin flanking a scared tree, Phoenician, ca. 8th century B.C., ivory, H 10.6 cm [Hicham] Aboutaam notes, “There are people who collect both Classical and Near Eastern art, but not everybody does that. Those who like Near Eastern art in general, feel that it is historically and archeologically superior..Read More
Rarities on the stand of Phoenix Ancient Art include: Greek, late 8th century B.C. bronze A Geometric Horse H: 11 cm, Base: 7 cm (4.3 x 2.8 in.) The horse dates from the Geometric Period, 10th to 8th century B.C. The era was a time of great cultural advancement: Homer and the rise of epic..Read More
Antiquities dealers like Hicham and Ali Aboutaam, co-owners of Phoenix Ancient Art believe that dealers must change with the changing standards.
What’s old is always in style. At least that’s what people who love antiques say. There are many great ways to decorate with antiques and to take home décor to a whole new level of style with only a few key items. When you start to search for antiques, you should first become familiar with..Read More
The Aboutaam brothers, Hicham and Ali instituted e-tiquities in May, 2009.
At Phoenix Ancient Art this kind of worrying is completely unfounded.
The Aboutaam brothers, Ali and Hicham have decided to launch a truly innovative method for people to acquire antiquities, through their computer.