Ship portraits are a specialty and whether you wish to purchase one special painting for a room or an entire collection for your yacht, we will work eagerly to complete your project. If you are seeking a portrait of your ancestor’s ship you can sign our Guestbook for a registered request. We will contact you first when one becomes available. Your request will be hosted by our website and specific ship portraits wanted list.
For an article about Ship Portraits written by Louis J. Dianni, click the link found under the Referance Library, articles written by Louis J Dianni. An article titled Edward Preble, Commander USS Constitution will appear there as well.
We also carry a selection of sailor art such as:
Our inventory may also include the occasional fine model made by Prisoners of War in bone and boxwood. Along with ship portraits we carry a selection of coastal scenes from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Our collection of decorative objects includes:
Telescopes - Compasses - Port and starboard lanterns - Bookends - Doorstops
We also will purchase your marine paintings or artifacts or work with you on a consignment basis to offer your art through our shows (see exhibits list) and website or auctions. Louis J. Dianni has been a regular exhibitor in charity sponsored antique shows since 1993. As a dealer, we have built a reputation for quality, honesty and value for more than two decades and have served the needs of collectors, museums and decorators.
We host two auctions annually.
1. Palm Beach Auction, Sunday & Monday of President's weekend, February 19 & 20, 2012, auction begins @ Noon each day. Held at the Palm Beach Hilton, I-95 at the Southern Blvd exit. Day1 of sale.
2. Northeast Auction, Sunday and Monday of Columbus Day weekend, October 9 & 10. Day 1 of the sale includes Marine Art, Nautical, Naval History, Americana and Fine Art & Day 2 includes Antique Arms & Armor, Military History, Historical Flags.
Appraisals can be provided for insurance purposes, donation purposes, estate issues(including probate evaluations) or simply to value your property. Provide pictures by Email or USPS along with dimensions and your contact information.