From Kiev to Paris to New York, A La Vieille Russie is once again on the move – but we’re not going very far!
After 56 years at the same address, and 75 years on the same block, we’re excited to be relocating to a new and equally convenient gallery one block south at 745 Fifth Avenue. The bright new space will allow us to continue to showcase our unparalleled collection of rare antique jewelry, Fabergé, decorative arts, and Russian works of art.
In 1933, we first brought the gallery to New York from Paris and Kiev on the heels of war and revolution. This move will be our fourth since opening that storefront as one of Rockefeller Center’s first tenants. We are one of a handful of art and antiques businesses that have remained in the same family for generations, and over the years developed a reputation for scholarship, leadership, and integrity, while stimulating American taste for Russian art. We were instrumental in introducing the work of Russian court jeweler Carl Fabergé to American audiences, in forming major museum collections, and in contributing to the continued strong popularity of the jeweler’s work. Today, A La Vieille Russie continues its tradition of offering unusual and important works of art, with a commitment to friendly and knowledgeable service.
We have enjoyed our iconic 781 Fifth Avenue location for over 56 years, where we have greeted generations of clients and held groundbreaking exhibitions. We expect the new location to open by mid-November, after the close of TEFAF New York Fall at the Park Avenue Armory, where we will exhibit. In celebration of our new space, we will host a special Fabergé exhibition in Spring 2018. Until then, we are proud to be a significant lender to Royal Fabergé, a major exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, UK, October 14th – February 11th, 2018, alongside works from the Royal Collection, loaned through the gracious permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
In the meantime, please call, write or email us, and visit us at TEFAF. We will continue to feature online offerings here on our website, where much of our collection can be viewed. Updates will also be posted on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Please join us as we embark on this new chapter. We are committed to making this transition as seamless as possible, and we’re looking forward to sharing our future with you.