JF Chen collection at Christie’s offers delightful array of chairs.

Joel Chen is a legend in Los Angeles, the antiques dealer to celebrities who has become a celebrity himself. More than 40 years ago he started JF Chen offering “furniture and decorative arts from eclectic period pieces to masterworks of the twentieth and twenty first centuries.” His space has grown to 30,000 square feet of galleries and showrooms. Now some of his collection of unique modern chairs are being offered in an online auction at Christie’s through Februrary 13. Below is a special feature from Christie’s showing highlights of the chairs being offered in the auction. The auction catalog is also worth a look, especially as a primer on some great designers you may not have heard of previously.