Iliad Gallery


Location: 12 East 20th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003
Call: 212-935-4382
Hours: Monday-Friday, 11-6, by appointment

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AboutEst. 1996

ILIAD’s stunning new design studio is located on the entire 3rd floor at 12 East 20th Street, the heart of Manhattan’s downtown design district in Flatiron. ILIAD is a World Class purveyor of Austro-Hungarian Biedermeier, French Art Deco and Art Moderne Furniture; our Contemporary Art collection features important works by emerging and mid-career artists. ILIAD Design’s on line portfolio features unique, one-of-a-kind period inspired furniture designs by Andrea Zemel for ILIAD. test

Contemporary works by featured artists are presented in context with sophisticated, art historical pieces and ILIAD Design originals in an evocative salon setting. Sleek, elegant, and exemplary – superlative furniture is balanced by an impressive collection of Asian Arts, 20th Century Design, and Contemporary works of Art inspiring a new collecting sensibility and vision. Embracing the verve of Modernism with a distinct signature style, ILIAD’s breadth of creative vision spans epochs of the human experience, presenting furniture, fine art, and decorative arts, both ancient and modern as dramatically woven narratives. Where Classicism meets Modernism, our collection continues to serve as a premier source for major museums, private collectors, art advisors, architects and leading interior designers.

Primary Areas of Expertise

Austro-Hungarian Biedermeier and Art Deco furniture, Contemporary Art, and Asian Art (Early Wares).

  • Clocks and Scientific Instruments: Longcase Clocks
  • Decorative Objects: Continental (European), Other Cultures
  • Furniture: Continental
  • Lighting: Chandeliers, Lamps, Wall Lights
  • Paintings & Watercolors: Post Impressionism & Modern
  • Asian: Cloisonne, Porcelain, Pottery, Sculpture, Stone,Wood
  • Ceramics (excl. Asian): European Porcelain, European Pottery
  • Clocks and Scientific Instruments: Carriage Clocks, Longcase Clocks
  • Drawings: Modern & Contemporary
  • Sculpture (excl. Asian, Ancient & Medieval): Art Deco & Art Nouveau, Modern
From the Dealer

Modernism is both an ideal and an aspiration. Like the classical cannon, its vitality springs eternal in a fresh, and self-possessed exuberance and naked elegance. Proclaimed the “modern” furniture of their respective eras, fine examples of the Biedermeier and Art Deco styles can evoke such conversation. Likewise, for the connoisseur, what is most exciting about a select piece of Biedermeier or Art Deco is the communication that can occur between the world of the senses and the world of ideals; a communication that can reveal the “spirit of the age” through a genre or an object. This is the idea of “quintessence;” it is what a collector covets about an acquisition and what gives an object cultural and aesthetic value. By achieving a superlative aesthetic standard in the presentation of Biedermeier, ILIAD strives towards a realization of the quintessential character of our furniture.

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