Friday, 28 September 2012

Myrό Antiques House auction of October the 3rd 2012

WE kindly invite you to attend the first auction for this season in Antiques House, taking place on October the 3rd, starting at 19.00 Special in this auction quality antiques of significant eras and styles will be sold in shockingly low starting prices. Please find all the items at our brand new English website

Every two months “Myrό Antiques House” holds an estate sale auction emphasizing in great artworks, antique furniture, old objects, rare books and antiquities, with a focus at art nouveau, art deco and Biedermeier periods.

In this particular auction, a  complete set of Anacharsis, is sold, in an 1790 print, which consists of the Atlas and 7 volumes in shocking starting price. There is no place over the web that this set can be found complete, at the 1790 edition, with all the books and all the engravings, in a price less than €1500, in a starting price €600. Also, desk clocks with remarkable by-standing sculpted accessories and statues -especially originals of art deco period, philatelist collections, and, a  clavichord - an extremely rare musical instrument with an embedded painting of R. Whistler. Last but not least, there is a great painting, very close to the original Millet's painting "Les Glaneuses". It is shocking that the work is of the same era, circa 1860. Signed and lacking maintenance. It could be the signing student or someone who painted the same painting in the same time as Millet. It is extremely rare to find the same panel and the same theme, painted in the same year. I would not be surprised if after maintenance and research, the painting would exceed a value of 30000€ to 40000€ (in the light of the recent discovery that an acknowledged copy of Giokonta, proved to be an authentic double!). Dimensions of frame: 126cm (width) x 106cm (height). Dimensions of piece: 90cm x 70cm; starting price: €3500. More than 300 lots are expecting to be claimed by the bidders.

Registration & Terms
Bidders must carry their identity card or passport, should come to the auction site at least a half hour earlier to register, and, they either pay and get everything they buy during the auction on site, or, alternatively, come and get it / arrange their transfer with a minimum cost, within the next two weeks. It is worth noting that the auction items are on exhibition in the auction a month earlier, to enable the participants to examine up close. 

If you wish to come with your own car, please read at the page "Contact & Venue" at our website. However, we can bring you to the auction venue from the center of the Thessaloniki (Lefkos Pyrgos area) and back there after the end of the auction with our luxurious bus, which leaves at 18.00 sharp: contact us to reserve seats for you and your friends.

Moreover, attendants can be present at the whole of the procedure without registering or bidding, as observers, for free, with no cost.

The language of the auction is greek, but assistance with translators for non-greek speakers is available upon request; contact us before the auction day to make use of this.

In addition if you have items you are thinking to sell through our auctions, please contact Mr. Stavros Muronidis ( or by calling at 0030 6971890212). 

Sunday, 23 September 2012


IF the Editorial of this new issue of Arts & Antiques magazine, in the brand new issue that's being distributed these days in Thessaloniki, had a title, this could be "optimism and extroversion are the antidote to the crisis." The reality rewards courageous entrepreneurial endeavors, and we see significant opportunities coming from abroad in the Arts market. The season begins with optimism and new challenges for those who can see them.

Moreover, in all our business activities partnerships are launching. In an original auction, unique in its kind for Greece, “Antiques House” in collaboration with the gallery of Lola Nikolaou and leading engravers and painters will make available to the public a number of masterpieces at shockingly low prices, which certainly will not be found anywhere else. Prices are formed at extremely low cost since everyone involved -the first and foremost artists- have contributed to low prices in order to give the public the opportunity to acquire works by understanding the demanding conditions of the market amidst the financial crisis.

In Myro Gallery the season begins with two international project. The first (opening Sept. 27) is the work of a collective of international artists “TeeToTum” curated from two greek artists -Fotini Hamidieli and Georgia Grigoriadou respectively. The artists whose work is presented in this exhibition constitute examples of strength as each one of them has successfully overcome or is in the process of dealing with a crisis of some sort. The curators state about the exhibition: “They have not allowed a crisis to bring them down but instead they have used it to expand their boundaries using their inner strength in a creative manner. Through their work they reflect on their lives, expressing creatively their turmoil, providing a voice for other people so they may also find relief in the realization of a common fate. The word 'crisis' is too often heard nowdays in the media all over Europe and particularly in Greece. It is heard in everyday conversations, it is in the lips of old and young alike taking on very negative proportions. We can find ways, we must find ways to diminish the negative force and connotations of "crisis". Art is an excellent means to provide some balance and tranquility in our lives”. The exhibition will present works of 21 artists and a finissage is being scheduled at October the 25th with a performance orchestrated and accomplished by Miss Helena Tonikidi, who is also contributing 3 paintings to the exhibition.

In November we present another exhibition with an international flair, titled “Watercolour International. More than twenty watermedia artists will participate in an exhibition in the Myro Gallery in Thessaloniki from November 1 to 24, 2012. Artists from Greece, England, USA, Canada, France and Belgium are participating in, and celebrating International Watercolor Day on November 23rd - a day proposed by Guati Rojo from Mexico (Mexican Society of Watercolor Painters). The visitor will have the chance to meet important, successful and award winning watermedia painters as well as get acquainted with their work. Visitors will be able to see different and innovative approaches; variations of technique and experimental ideas and methods. Pure watercolours, along with gouache, collage, inks, acrylics and mixed media either on paper or canvas will be exhibited, showcasing modern watermedia. Several demonstrations will take place during the exhibition.

In addition its proper we encourage you not to overlook the upcoming “Antiques House” auction; real treasures are waiting for your bids on October the 3rd in the bimonthly auction of the House. Read and find out everything about the items available at

Friday, 24 August 2012

Do you wish to work with us?

Arts & Antiques Magazine is looking for partners in its advertising section. For further information please call Mr. Stavros Muronides at (0030) 6971890212 or contact us via email at to arrange a meeting.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Arts & Antiques summer greetings

Myrό Gallery and the Antiques House wish you a pleasant and relaxing summer. Before you go, you may want to take another look at our album "Arts & Antiques Fair 2012" we've presented on July in Athos Palace Resort in actually marking the end of the season. 

See you on September. 

Thursday, 9 August 2012

"Avli" | A yard of good taste -in every extent

OUR presence in Kallithea, Chalkidiki for the opening of the summer branch of Antiques House led us -among other things- to the tastefull discovery of an ever popular restaurant specialized in creative Greek cuisine called “Avli” (which means yard in Greek). At the heart of Kallithea, one of  the most beautiful destination amidst the popular area of Kassandra, Chalkidiki in Northern Greece, Avli is not only an adored spot of the locals, but also an excellent choice for the tourists and visitors to taste Greek food at its best.