Piano Nobile was established by Dr Robert Travers in 1985. The gallery has been based in Holland Park for twenty years and is today run by Robert and his son Matthew Travers. In 2019, Piano Nobile opened a further space on Portland Road to support the gallery’s growing exhibition programme.
The gallery plays an active role in the market for twentieth-century British and international art. With curatorial flair, a refined aesthetic and rigorous scholarship, we seek to source and present exceptional works of art. Whether our clients are buying or selling, we place the utmost importance on discretion, tailoring to the specific needs of each individual.
The gallery name derives from a business established by Robert’s grandparents in Rome after the First World War. Based in the Via Sistina, the gallery sold a range of work from Italian old masters to contemporary paintings by Giorgio de Chirico. In a tribute to the family company, ‘Piano Nobile’ is the Italian phrase for the principal floor of a palazzo – the place where the best art is shown.