About us

About us

Alessandro Cesati gallery, founded by Fiorenzo and Alessandro Cesati, specialises in European sculpture and works of art from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth century.
The gallery is located in the heart of Milan, a few steps from the Sforza Castle, in the most antique part of the city near to important historical buildings such as the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio and the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.


Drawing on a strong family tradition, marked by excellence in the fields of art and music, Alessandro Cesati gallery has been nationally and internationally renowned, for nearly forty years now, for the careful search and selection of artworks based on quality, rarity and curiosity criteria: from the original and still active specialization in metal and ironwork, up to various materials such as ivory, coral, bronze, marble, stone, wood, wax, tortoiseshell and terracotta.
Thorough assessment and study of the works are often carried out in conjunction with international scholars and experts, distinguishing commitment and professional competence that the Alessandro Cesati gallery places at the heart of its business.
Among its customers, the gallery includes important international collectors and some prestigious museums, such as the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, the National Gallery in Washington and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

In addition to the brokering, buying and selling of works of art, the gallery offers estimates and expertise, advice for restoration, cataloguing, displaying, and assistance in handling all import and export documentation.

The gallery has been participating for more than thirty years now in the most prestigious European art fairs in Europe such as TEFAF Maastricht and the Biennale Internazionale dell’Antiquariato of Florence.
Alessandro Cesati is member and counselor of the Associazione Antiquari d’Italia and member of FIMA, Syndicat National des Antiquaries and CINOA.


What they say about us

“Non fatevi ingannare dal titolo; storia antica dai Cesati, ma non tanto quanto quella della Cultura di Golasecca (ossia dell’italica Età del ferro). La passione di famiglia risale almeno al bisnonno paterno, cultore d’arte e collezionista…”

Marco Riccòmini, May 2021
Cesati&Cesati. L’età del Ferro

Marco Riccòmini, May 2021

“The quality of the photographs sets your publications in a category above most anthologies. Despite the difficulty of accurately dating such artifacts, (…) the professionalism and scholarship of your research will serve as a benchmark for years to come. The clarity of the written text is so rare in this day and age! There being nothing else of this quality on the market to compare, you have created “bibles” for the subjects you address, an amazing accomplishment.”

Bernard B., collector
Québec (Canada), June 2020

“Il taccuino della mente mi sollecita il ricordo di altre emozioni davanti al sarto francese J. P. Worth di Libero Andreotti presso Alessandro Cesati”

“La Biennale è stata esaltante”, Vittorio Sgarbi
Gazzetta antiquaria, dicembre 2013
XXVIII International Antiques Biennal of Florence

“Alessandro Cesati legt einen Schwerpunkt auf Objekte aus Bronze, Eisen und Kupfer”

“Biennale Internazionale dell’Antiquariato, Florenz 5. Bis 13. Oktober”, Gloria Ehret
Weltkunst, october 2013
XXVIII International Antiques Biennal of Florence

“Add the collection of 35 craftsmen’s tools from the 17th to the 19th century, ammassed by Fiorenzo Cesati of Milan and his son Alessandro and few would question the supremacy of Tefaf as the place to be enlightened about the making of art”

“Giant among fairs spreads its reach”, Souren Melikian
International Herald Tribune, 16-17 marzo 2013
26th  TEFAF Maastricht

” ’Sono stato dall’antiquario Cesati e ho particolarmente apprezzato una cassaforte che metterei volentieri nel mio ufficio’, dice Elkann”

“Qui l’arte è per portafogli illimitati”, Francesca Pini
Corriere della, 18 marzo 2011
24th TEFAF Maastricht

“In another obscure corner of the fair, Alessandro Cesati’s iron strongbox forged and engraved around 1740 is a masterpiece in a lingering Régence style, which the anonymous Strasbourg craftman handled with Germanic vigor. For sheer art historical importance, it is surpassed by two iron doors crafted by Sigismond Falkenhauer. these were photographed seven decades ago while in situ in a now vanished section of the Hopital Civil, which was erected in Strasbourg between 1717 and 1727.”

“Maastricht signals art market on a rebound”, Souren Melikian
International Herald Tribune, 20-21 marzo 2010
23th TEFAF Maastricht

“A dealer from Milan, Alessandro Cesati, built up over a period of 30 years a collection of doorknockers from Arab Spain to Baroque Italy to 14th century Tibet, and published the 65 pieces, on view in Maastricht in an art book that covers entirely new ground. Where else would you see that?”

“The European Fine Art Fair at Maastricht kicks off in a blaze of discoveries”, Souren Melikian
International Herald Tribune, 14-15 marzo 2009
22th TEFAF Maastricht

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