Barnebys is setting up in France after the creation of a new platform in French, Barnebys.fr, with links to 100 French-speaking auction-house partners including Artcurial, Tajan, Sotheby’s Paris and Aguttes.
Barnebys is a search engine for art objects and antiquities listed by auction houses and art dealers. Founded in Stockholm in 2011 by Christopher Barnekow and Pontus Silfverstolpe, Barnebys offers six functions: the search for objects on sale, sales history, estimations, the saving of searches, market watch, and editorial content in the form of a blog and a newsletter. Barnebys now relies on 1,400 partner auction houses worldwide, attracts one million single visitors every month in 150 countries, and has a database made up of 16 million sale prices.
Barnebys.fr is now available in 5 languages, and plans to soon add Chinese.