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Anti-Money Laundering Diligence

As a global marketplace, 1stDibs is committed to protecting its community of buyers and sellers, and monitoring transactions tied to certain pieces of art in accordance with anti-money laundering rules and regulations:

  • Anti-Money Laundering Directive Five (5) in the European Union
  • Anti-Money Laundering Amendment 2020 in the United Kingdom
  • Anti-Money Laundering Amendment 2020 - 2021 in the United States


1stDibs’ Response


As an “art market participant” operating in the US and UK, 1stDibs is required to implement identity verification processes prior to completing transactions for the purchase of certain art and antiquities.

We train our staff to be vigilant when dealing with art-related transactions and ensure we take every appropriate step to know and protect our buyers and sellers, and the interests of 1stDibs.  If you have any questions about our policy or this process, our team will be standing by to assist.


The Identity Verification Process


Customers purchasing qualifying art will be contacted by the 1stDibs Marketplace Trust Team and asked to verify their identity (or that of the payment owner) by sharing qualifying documentation before the payment can be processed.

Please follow the instructions in the email you received by sharing an image of your passport or government-issued photo ID, a selfie and proof of address. For more information about how this process works, please review our Identity Verification Process


How We Use This Information


Your order will not be processed until you have submitted the required documents. Failure to provide information may result in your order being canceled.

Please note that your personal information and any documents shared will only be used to verify your payment, in accordance with the 1stDibs Privacy Policy.

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