Welcome to Tsantilis Gallery
Our vast inventory ranges through 18th, 19th and 20th century European, American, Middle Eastern and Asian works of Art, including paintings, furniture, sculpture, silverware, objects of art.
The Tsantilis antiques store is specializing in traveler’s art, including Orientalist Art, Ottoman – Turkish Art, Philhellenic – Greek Art, Arabian Art & Chinese Art including paintings & objects of Art.
All our pieces are selected with expert connoisseurship and an eye towards the unique. The Tsantilis antique shop was founded on integrity and a sincere appreciation of artistry. Today, these are values that remain central to our continuing tradition.
The Tsantilis Gallery team is uniquely qualified to assist clients in collecting, appraising – valuating paintings & works of Art. Our clients buy and sell antiques confident in the knowledge that they receive the best advice and expertise whether they are museums or individual collectors.
Our Clientele includes major & reputable collectors, passionate & with deep admiration of Premium works of Art, politicians, businessmen, Royal Families, Actors, Singers etc.
Major Media houses & influencers like TV5, the Tatler Magazine & the Greek National Television program (ERT) have reviewed the Gallery as one of the best in Europe & as a must-stop in Athens.
Mr. Tsantilis has been constantly requested to provide his professional opinion in Greek art authentication, due to his broad experience in Greek art, Philhellenism and Orientalist paintings.
We can arrange to pack and ship works of art in Greece and abroad.
He has been educated abroad and in Greece and is still today continuing his training by attending classes at the University of Athens. He is the owner of Tsantilis Antiques shop. With more than 30 years of experience in the field, Mr. Tsantilis searches out most of his inventory privately, directly from the “source”, being either a private collection or family estate. The majority of restoration work is done in house, providing over three generations of experience in the technical aspects of construction, form and preservation skills.
Mr. Tsantilis has lectured on Greek paintings and antiques as part of a local adult program and is often requested as a guest speaker at Athens based events. Mr. Tsantilis has gained his reputation as one of Europe’s leading dealers in Greek art. This includes material such as Greek orientalist paintings, mirrors and 18th century furniture. The collection in store also consists of decorative and exclusive objects of art, such as Baccarat, Galle, Sevres, Cristofle, Sheffield and Bohemian glass.
a) If the artwork is an original
b) If it is a good period of the artist
c) What will it be worth in ten years without being “optimistic”
d) What is the fair market value-the replacement value
e) What are the possibilities for a quick resale
f) Advise for splitting up a collection for heritage or divorce
g) Advise for creating an art collection, where to begin etc.
Mr. Tsantilis has conducted & participated in researches over the medieval history of Greece. These researches include Byzantine & Frankish military architecture on important historical buildings, medieval weaponry, local costumes and folk art in the country during the Byzantine, the Frankish and the Venetian era. These researches mostly took place in the Peloponnese, the Cycladic islands and Crete.
Mr. Tsantilis has also participated in researches of the so called “Philhellenic era” during, before and after the Greek war of independence. The above researches cover important historical moments, weaponry, local costumes and folk art. Extensive research has been made on the Philhellenic Art & Artists including paintings, statues, pottery, etc.
Due to his broad experience he has been requested by the local Greek Authorities, foreign ministers, businessmen, executives, V.I.P.s to serve as a private tour guide at museums and out of the ordinary sites (ancient and medieval castles & churches).