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The Experience of Sculpture
There are few private art galleries that can still bring new emotions to the visitor. But after 150 years the Frilli Gallery in Florence still does. Michelangelo's Bacchus, a panel of Ghiberti's Door of Paradise and full-size replicas of many other museum masterpieces can be touched and caressed freely by the visitors' own hands. This is a truly moving experience for lovers of Greek, Roman and Renaissance art.

Frilli Gallery's replica of Ghiberti's Door of Paradise in Florence.


For over 150 years the Frilli Gallery has remained true to its mission:
to bring ‘authentic’ replicas of pieces of classic and modern sculpture to contemporary residences, villas, gardens, communal spaces, museums, public parks, and other suitable locations.

These pieces are ‘authentic’ – in the best tradition of Greek and Roman antiquity and from the Renaissance – because they are derived from the molds of the original masterpieces and hand-made exactly as they were in the past.

Nothing has changed; the same quality of marble chosen by Michelangelo for David is carved in the Frilli Studio and the same lost wax process that Cellini mastered in bronze casting is employed in their foundries.

Since 1860 when a proper education included the Grand Tour of Europe, for which Florence was the favourite destination, the Frilli Gallery has offered possibly the largest selection of sculpture pieces in the world.

‘Authentic’ replicas may sound like a contradiction in itself but they were, in fact, already popular in antiquity. Most of the classical pieces shown in museums today are actually replicas of lost originals, and they became even more popular in the renaissance period as Roman and Greek art was rediscovered. At the same time smaller reproductions of large originals, which were much easier to display in the home, became collectible items.

Frilli Gallery's replica of the
Bacchus by Michelangelo at
Four Seasons Hotel in Florence


Over a time span of three centuries, Frilli Gallery pieces have been
purchased by museums and royal families, shown at world expos, sold at major auction houses and utilised in many movie sets. In 1999 the Frilli piece Riposo set the record price for a piece of sculpture from the 20th century.

In 1990 the Frilli Gallery was selected to cast and chisel the bronze replicas of Ghiberti’s Door of Paradise now placed in the Baptistery of Florence, replacing the 500-year-old doors so the original masterpieces could be protected indoors.

Today, the Frilli Gallery probably presents the world's widest selection of Greek, Roman, classical, Renaissance, art-nouveau and contemporary quality pieces of sculpture. It satisfies any design request from landscape architects, designers and interior decorators and has become the name of reference for private collectors, art dealers and museums worldwide, as well as for famous celebrities.

Thousands of pieces are shown in the Gallery itself and many more are available on special order from the Frilli catalogue and collection.

For further information please contact:

Frilli Gallery
Via dei Fossi 26/R
50123 Florence, Italy

Tel: +39 055 210 212
Web site: www.frilligallery.com

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