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Arnold Seligmann, Rey & Co.

Arnold Seligmann, Rey & Co. was the New York City branch, established in 1921, of Arnold Seligmann & Cie. at 23, Place Vendôme, Paris, an art and antiquities dealership. The New York business was located at 11 East 52nd Street, and by 1932 Arnold Seligmann had opened a branch in Berlin on Bellevuestrasse. The parent company, Jacques Seligmann & Cie. was first established in 1880 on the rue des Mathurins in Paris by Jacques Seligmann (1858–1923). In 1900 a larger Galerie Seligmann was opened on the Place Vendôme, and Jacques Seligmann’s two brothers, Simon and Arnold Seligmann (1870–1932), joined the business as partners. In 1912, a family quarrel resulted in a lawsuit that split the company. Arnold Seligmann remained at the Place Vendôme location, reorganized under the name Arnold Seligmann & Cie..

Associated Artworks: BZ.1937.16