Cambi Casa d’Aste was set up in 1998, after a long activity in the field of antiques and of auction sales, becoming quickly an Italian emerging reality.
Along with the traditional Antiques Auctions it stands out for its specialist auctions of niche fields such as Marine Art, Scientific Instruments, Antique Frames, still ongoing today and to which other specializations were added such as 20th Century Decorative Arts and 19th and 20th Century Paintings.
In 2000, there had been the first auction out of the offices with the sale of the furniture of Villa Toscanelli near Pisa to which followed, in 2002, the auction in Palazzo Tornielli in Molare (Alessandria) and the one in Villa De Nobili Fossati Raggio in Genoa in 2003. Always in 2002 there had been an extremely important monographic auction: the sale of Oscar Saccorotti’s paintings and objects collection coming from his Pettirosso house.
In 2004, the Auction House moved to its new, prestigious headquarter, Mackenzie Castle, where its offices were moved and where the exhibitions for all auctions are held. In 2005, there had been another important sale of the furniture of Castello di Tessarolo in Piedmont that, for logistic reasons, were held in Genoa.
In 2006 and 2007, the sales were always larger and culminated in 2007 with the record knocking down of two Giovanni Paolo Panini’s paintings for 393.000 Euros.
In 2008, there had been a new sale in a villa in Rapallo which was pretty successful. Along with the traditional Paintings and Antiques Auction, during the last seasons, there had been the development of also some specialist auction in many different fields such as Photography, Modern and Contemporary Art, Jewelry, 20th Century Decorative Arts and Design.
A charitable sale of jewels given by the former Prime Minister Romano Prodi for some important Italian Associations ended the 2009 season characterized by the continuous evolution of the Genoese Auction House.