Top Design Picks from the Owner of the Most Curious Shop in SoHo

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Federico de Vera's eponymous SoHo store, full of historical, carefully selected curios ranging from 18th-century religious figures to Victorian insect samplers, resembles a museum – with a key difference. "You can touch and buy what's on display," says de Vera. "In my shop, like at Sotheby's, you can actually have these objects." Ahead of the upcoming auctions Collections & Curiosities: Silver, Ceramics and Objects of Vertu and Collections: European Decorative Arts, we spoke with de Vera about his favorite lots in the sales. –ALEXANDRA OWENS

Collections & Curiosities: Silver, Ceramics & Objects of Vertu
19 October | New York

The Magnificent Botanical Library of D.F. Allen
26 October | New York

Collections: European Decorative Arts
27 October | New York

Top Design Picks from the Owner of the Most Curious Shop in SoHo

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