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Victoria Shaw-Williamson

Victoria Shaw-Williamson

Adjunct Instructor

Victoria Shaw-Williamson is a certified appraiser specializing in fine and decorative art. She works as a specialist and consultant to 1stdibs, the leading online marketplace for design, art, and collectibles, and as an adjunct instructor at NYU SPS. In her position at 1stdibs, Shaw-Williamson guides a team of experts who review and vet the website’s merchandise for authenticity and quality and advises on dealer acquisition and partnerships. As adjunct instructor at NYUSPS, she teaches on the topic of appraising personal property and household contents, with a focus on 20th century design. Prior to her current positions, Victoria was an Assistant Vice President and Furniture Specialist at Christie’s, where she oversaw monthly sales of furniture and decorative art.

Past Courses

Mid-20th-Century Design: Masters and Innovators

Examine the rise of 20th-century design, with a focus on mid-20th-century furniture, lighting, and objects.

Art Deco Masters of Design

Examine how exhibitions in the US and Europe ignited a race among designers, manufacturers, and retailers to introduce art deco to the marketplace.