25 years

Icon Gallery

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Dear friend of the Fine Arts,

for a long time icons were thought of as venerated religious images. It was left to our time to discover the high artistic standard and to give more priority to the artistical enjoyment (of these devotional paintings). Icons - spiritual and cultural inheritance of the orthodox church - are works of art, possessing and imposing Charisma which hardly anyone can resist. Because of the continual growth of interest in old icons in the last decades they have become much sought for collector's items.

Icons - the Charisma of your House

The quality of the painting ,the historical background and without doubt the fact that old icons because of her size and impressiveness can be integrated easily into almost any style of furniture ,can be seen as the causes for their popularity.

You will appreciate a large assortment and competent expert advice

The Icon Gallery Horst R.Schmied offers you


for more than 25 years in Dasing-Wessiszell valuable icons from the time between 16th and 19th centuries. The icons concerned are exclusively original works of the first-quality from the most important handicraft centers of Russia, for example Moscow, Yaroslawl, Palekh, etc. In our assortment are also Italo-Cretan icons of museum quality ,as well as first-quality Greek icons.

  • A speciality of the gallery is our assortment of brilliant miniature-paintings from the 18th und 19th centuries. We offer also icons with in part very rare motifs.
  • You will receive a detailed expertise with photo for every icon. The authenticity and the declared age of the icon are guaranteed.
  • Have you thought about having your old icon(s) restored? Over 40 years of experience in the restoration of icons guarantee a competent preservation of your valuable icon(s).
  • Exposition catalogues and books , in part out of print ,we can offer you also.
  • We offer you also a nonobligatory house visit.
    Exquisite antiques of all kinds ,such as bronze sculptures ,furniture ,paintings, etc. enlarge the assortment of our gallery since Spring of 2000.
  • Prices on inquiry.
We hope that our manifold icon collection meets with your approval. If, however you couldn't find the icon you are looking for in our offered assortment, please let us know. We would be glad to be of further assistance to you, without any obligation on your part. Our empirical knowledge of over 40 years on the subject is at your service. The personal counselling and continuing service to our customers is our first priority.

We are looking forward to your getting in touch with us on non-obligatory basis or to your visiting us here in Dasing-Wessiszell.

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H.R.Schmied