The leading digital marketplace for the world’s most beautiful things, 1stdibs and Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, have jointly announced a collaboration that introduces a special collection presented by Christie’s available for purchase through 1stdibs.
Starting May 1, 2019, Christie’s will be an exhibitor at the 1stdibs Gallery in New York City, also selling its “Christies for 1stdibs” collection exclusively through the new Christie’s digital storefront on 1stdibs.com. This will allow collectors to access Christie’s listings without having to wait for an auction. A preview of the collection went live online last week, with a select number of works available for immediate purchase.
The offering features approximately 100 items of furniture and decorative objects with prices starting below $1,000. The sale will feature property from various consignors, including esteemed interior designer Juan Montoya, who is curating the Christie’s exhibition at the 1stdibs Gallery and is a member of the 1stdibs Trade Program.
Some of the standout objects from “Christie’s for 1stdibs” collection will include a pair of Swiss ‘black forest’ large antler trophy mounts, circa 1905-1906; a pair of Indonesian ‘Art Deco’ stained wood and caned bergere; a pair of French ‘Art Moderne’ mahogany and caned armchairs; a massive Minton majolica aubergine-ground ‘Marochetti’ cistern; and a group of seven petal-form side tables designed by Juan Montoya.
The 1stdibs Gallery is located at the Terminal Stores Building, 269 11th Avenue, Lobby 4, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.