Lee Calicchio Ltd.

Lee Calicchio is a fiercely energetic entrepreneur whose keen eye for neoclassical and Mid-Century antiques has earned her the trust of many of today’s top interior designers. Her namesake gallery, Lee Calicchio Ltd., echoes her timeless elegance and refined style; exemplary French, English, Italian, Continental, Baltic pieces and objets d’art compliment a disciplined simplicity and a classical sensitivity.

Lee’s daily routine is a tour de force: she darts around her showroom greeting designers, directing truckers, and rearranging the inventory—all while fielding phone calls and checking in with clients to see if she can be of any further assistance.

It may seem like a one-woman-show, but Lee is the first to admit (with a smile at once modest and defiant) that she isn’t one to “go into the computer.” Binders of inventory and invoices dating back over twenty years line the walls of her office; hardcopy tear sheets and hard candies are offered up to those passing through. Lee does not rely on databases or email threads to remember her inventory, her clients, or their tastes—she has it all committed to memory.

After fifteen years as Lee’s gallery director, Lisa-Thi Beskar has launched her own arts advising service, Bicycle Fine Art. Lisa-Thi aims to curate the work of a trove of emerging contemporary artists with the aesthetics of the designers and passionate private collectors that she has developed relationships with over the years. The juxtaposition of modern paintings with neoclassical antiques and Mid-Century furniture has created a fresh dynamic—unique, well-curated, and thought-provoking—that rings true to Lee’s ever-expanding vision for Lee Calicchio Ltd.

Visit Lee Calicchio Ltd. in the 1stdibs Gallery at 200 Lex on the tenth floor. For further information contact antiques@nydc.com, 646-293-6633.