Giuseppe Margheri e Monica Ficini
For forty years Giuseppe Margheri from Mugello and his wife Monica Ficini from Chianti have been collecting and restoring antique furniture in the ancient Palazzo della Concia in Borgo San Lorenzo. Giuseppe’s enthusiasm for woodworking began in the Margheri family workshop which has produced generations of carpenters. Together with Monica’s love of painting, their union ignited a passion for art, antiques and restoring antique furniture. In their warehouse with the beautiful cross vaulted ceilings, Giuseppe and Monica have amassed a large array of antiquities and antique furniture from the Tuscan countryside: large tables, wardrobes, chests, armchairs and chairs, superb furnishings for country homes and apartments, farmhouses and restaurants. Included is a great selection of doors and antique furniture: chests of drawers, armoires and sideboards ranging from the 17th to the 19th century, and of particular note: painted, lacquered and decorated antique furniture. Borgo San Lorenzo is also home to Galileo Chini and Fornaci San Lorenzo, and Margheri Antichità proudly offers a choice of antiques from this illustrious local manufacturer.
Restoration constitutes another important aspect of the work; with the help of competent craftsmen, we work on furniture from all historical periods to bring the beauty of the past into the present.
Davide and Sandro
The antiques restoration team
Davide has been working on our team for over 25 years. He is an expert craftsman and his job is to replace any of the furniture’s missing pieces, identify what trim might be absent, and bring the innate harmony of these antiques to life again.
Sandro has been with us for over 10 years. He’s the one who starts and finishes each restoration: he begins by cleaning the furniture and ends with a final polishing. Sandro also takes care of deliveries in Italy.
Mugello—a place we are deeply attached to—is famous for its wonderful landscapes, soft hills and a countryside shaped by the efforts of generations of farmers, as well as its strong-flavored cuisine. However, Mugello is also a land of ancient art and traditions, ranging from Romanesque architecture, to Donatello’s sculptures, to Galileo Chini and his ceramics production. Over the years we have collected prints, publications, antique furniture and majolica that celebrate this area and tell its story. Our collection speaks of these places and a visit to our warehouse allows you to discover its richness.