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Item Authenticity

With respect to item authenticity on 1stDibs, the merchandise on our global platform is offered exclusively by vetted professional sellers who photograph and prepare descriptions of their own pieces. Our Buyer Protection Policy provides customers confidence in the authenticity of their purchases, and 1stDibs seeks to reassure all customers that the items they’re shopping meet strict marketplace standards. 


Our best-in-class platform allows shoppers to buy directly, negotiate a price or bid on items at auction and enables them to interact with sellers through all stages of the transaction. When discussing a potential purchase with a seller on 1stDibs, you should always feel empowered to ask for documentation related to the work’s authenticity, provenance, condition, etc., prior to purchase. You also have the option to arrange with the seller to have your own experts review the item at your expense prior to purchase. 


In the unlikely event that you receive an item purchased on 1stDibs that is significantly different than described or has been damaged in transit, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right as part of our Buyer Protection Policy. Read more about reporting an issue with your transaction.


1stDibs works with a range of trusted prestigious sellers around the world, who are respected experts in their fields, and the company is committed to shoppers’ satisfaction and peace of mind with every single purchase. The 1stDibs Promise includes our aforementioned comprehensive Buyer Protection, a Price-Match Guarantee and trusted global delivery. Our team of industry experts thoroughly evaluates all sellers and makers, so that listings on our platform are high quality and offered by experienced professionals. 


For an individual to sell on 1stDibs, the person must be approved and selected to become a vetted seller. We set industry-leading standards for our sellers and we require that they abide by them.

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