Maysa Harwil

Antiques Specialist

A Syrian art and antiques dealer and collector and furniture designer. She holds a degree in French Art and Literature from Damascus and a degree in Art History from the University of Houston.

During her work in translation, she wrote the first guidebook for Aleppo in English. From 1995 to 1997, Maysa curated 17 antique shows in Damascus exhibiting clocks, furniture and textiles.

In 1997 she opened the first antique shop run by a woman in Damascus. This shop was a result of her passion for old Syrian arts and crafts. She launched “Rawda gallery” In 2006 with a focus to promote young Syrian artists. And in 2009 she opened a crafts workshop specializing in mother of pearl and mosaic woodwork.

Maysa follows international auctions revealing Islamic and middle eastern arts and antiques.

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