Founded in 1959
The gallery "SURPRISE Paola Cuoghi" was founded by the owner, Paola Cuoghi, on 17th November 1959. Born in the historical heart of Modena, it was based in Via Ganaceto 28, where it still stands after over 50 years. The gallery deals mostly in furniture, paintings and works of art from the 16th and 18th centuries, with a keen predilection/interest for Venetian furniture of 18th century. Since 1996 Riccardo Verri, Paola’s son, works alongside with her, carrying on the family legacy.
“SURPRISE Paola Coughi” regularly takes part in the most important art fairs in Italy: the Biennale dell'Antiquariato in Florence; the Biennale dell'Antiquariato in Rome; Gotha in Parma and Modenantiquaria.

  • Signed on the base of the table "Giacomo Nani"
    Porto Ercole 1698 - Naples 1755

    Still life with flowers vase
    A pair of painting oil in canvas
    cm 62 x 36,5
  • Venetian Manufactory
    First half of 18th century

    Carved and gilt wood
    h. cm 235 l. cm123
  • Venice
    Luigi XV, 1730-60

    A pair of corner cabinet
    Veneered and rooted in walnut wood, cimas in carved and gilt wood
    h. cm 262 l. cm 100 X 65
  • Workshop of Filippo Parodi
    Genova 1630 - Genova 1702

    A pair of allegorical sculptures representing “The Sring and the Summer”
    Carved and gilt wood
    each h. cm 180

    Expertise by Enrico Colle