About us

French & Company was founded in the mid-19th century and was active supplying American robber barons - and the museums they founded - with decorative arts, sculpture and tapestries. In 1968 Martin Zimet, a former Wall Street banker and oilman, bought the firm. Throughout the 1970’s he was J. Paul Getty’s principal art agent. Martin’s son Henry joined the firm in 1981. Today, we buy and sell European paintings from the Renaissance to the mid-20th century and occasionally sculpture. Our choice of paintings reflects our taste. Condition is a priority. Our inventory includes masterpieces by Giovanni Segantini, Gustave Courbet and Willem Claesz. Heda as well as numerous other treasures. Over the past decades many European and American museums have been clients. We exhibit at the Tefaf fair in Maastricht and Frieze Masters in London. We welcome inquiries and are open by appointment.

French & Company LLC    17 East 65th Street, New-York, NY 10065   T +1 212 535 33 30    M 646-289-0186    F +1 212 772 17 56