History


The ‘Galerie du Sycomore’ opened on the rue des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1971. Twenty-two years later, in 1993, ‘Sycomore Ancient Art’ moved to Geneva, Switzerland at 3 Cour Saint-Pierre on the cathedral square in the heart of the old city, where we can be found today. Sycomore’s founder, Jean-Louis Domercq has accumulated over forty years of experience and acquired a strong reputation in the ancient art field. His taste and aesthetic judgement is widely appreciated.

Our Philosophy


Works of art created by the greatest artists of ancient antiquity fascinate us today as they fascinated their contemporaries. We feel the same emotional shock when stood before a sculpted face, the statue of a god or that of a simple mortal as they did thousands of years ago. Sycomore Ancient Art is a member of IADAA and as such we adhere strictly to its ethical code. The origin of all the works of art we offer has been meticulously checked and controlled by the Art Loss Register in London. To add to this, we undertake further research on the precise provenance of all the works of art in our possession.

Jean-Louis Domercq


Jean-Louis Domercq’s passion for ancient art was fuelled by the advice of a famous Parisian art dealer and several distinguished American, German and French scholars. He has always strived to offer works of the highest calibre, combining historical significance with aesthetic beauty and meticulously researched provenance. Over the years, Sycomore has sold numerous important works to some of the world’s most eminent private collectors and leading American and European museums. Jean-Louis Domercq is a founding member of the International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art (IADAA) and a member of several other antiquities dealers’ associations.

We are member of


  • CINOA
  • IADAA
  • SNA
  • VSAK