1stdibs is an online marketplace used by art and antiques dealers to pitch works to potential buyers and curators.

Founded in 2001 by Michael Bruno, 1stdibs has held offices in New York since 2003. It acquired the UK’s antiques portal Onlinegalleries.com in 2012.

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Dealer marketplace reveals design trends survey

07 December 2022

Online dealer portal 1stDibs revealed pastels, green and chintz are in, but grey and white are out for 2023, according to interior designers.


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21 February 2022

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Promotions, appointments and new sales – a round-up of Movers and Shakers in the UK, US and Europe

15 December 2021

The latest jobs news across dealers and auction houses.


Dealer portal 1stDibs launches auction format

15 November 2021

Online dealer portal 1stDibs has launched a new way of selling via its website.

Online Galleries

Online art and antiques marketplace 1stdibs to close sister company Online Galleries

01 May 2019

Dealer portal Online Galleries is to close on July 1 with its US owner choosing to focus instead on growing the art, antiques and vintage online marketplace 1stdibs.


Auction house Christie’s launches tie-up with online art and antiques marketplace 1stdibs

17 April 2019

Christie’s will sell a collection of art and design objects through marketplace 1stdibs.


Online Galleries defends price rises in line with increased traffic

28 May 2018

UK antiques portal Online Galleries has significantly increased subscription costs, causing many dealers to complain of steep price rises.

1stdibs moves dealer names after website 'upgrades'

13 November 2017

1stdibs has changed the way it displays objects for sale on its website.


1stdibs shut dealer site over emails

07 January 2017

THE online antiques marketplace 1stdibs has shut down the website of a London dealer following a disagreement over promotional emails.

Bruno sells as 1stdibs raise new funding

17 September 2015

Online dealer marketplace 1stdibs has raised between $50m and $60m from venture capitalists Insight Venture Partners, Fortune magazine reports.

1stdibs scoop another $42m in investment

17 December 2012

1stdibs, the global online marketplace for high-end art, antiques and decorative objects, have announced a further injection of capital, giving them a total $102m fund over the past year for expansion.

1stdibs targets Europe after buying up Online Galleries

17 September 2012

1stdibs, the global online marketplace for high-end art, antiques and decorative objects, has wholly acquired Online Galleries, the British-based portal favoured by LAPADA, the BADA, SLAD and CINOA.