Head of Estate: Michael Bruno of 1stdibs.com



How Michael Bruno turned his passion for antiques into a forward-thinking venture Make no mistake, 1stdibs.com is not an auction house. Rather, think of it as an umbrella for like-minded brick-and-mortar dealers—well-regarded names such as Kentshire, Primavera Gallery, and Neil Marrs, and more—who pay a monthly subscription to the site to reach a far-flung audience of very affluent consumers. (How affluent? The site has been known to feature rare jewels that cost as much as $650,000.) Founded by Michael Bruno in 2001, the site began as a way for Americans to shop the Paris flea markets. And while 1stdibs continues to have a presence in the City of Light and now London, it has moved back to New York City and expanded to include carefully vetted antique and estate dealers, whom Bruno calls “customers,” from across the United States and Canada. Thanks to a range of experts in four m
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