A self taught and often sought after arbiter on matters related to decoration, architecture, and landscape design, Richard Shapiro has turned his avocation and passion into a highly respected gallery, specializing in very fine and rare early Italian furniture and works of art as well as Studiolo, a collection of modern furniture of his design. Studiolo, Richard Shapiro’s fifty piece collection of contemporary furnishings was conceived to provide a clean lined counter-point to the antiques he loves. It is a classic re-interpretation of the art modern movement fused with the sparse minimalism of the post war period.