Photo by Lena Yaremenko styled by Arthur Golabek

In partnership with CHRISTIE’S and hosted online by CHARITYBUZZ

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF Hamptons, announces it will host an online auction in partnership with Christie’s hosted by Charitybuzz to raise money for the cats and dogs at the ARF Adoption Center in East Hampton. The benefit auction, organized by ARF Board members Lisa McCarthy, Alex Papachristidis, and Katharine Rayner will take place from February 25 until March 11 and feature furniture and decorative items for the home donated by longstanding friends and ARF adopters, including some of the most admired designers, artisans, and dealers in the country.

Due to COVID-19, ARF was forced to cancel its in-person fundraising events for 2020, including its traditional kick-off to the summer season, the Designer Show House and Sale held at the ARF Thrift and Treasure Shop in Sagaponack. ARF Board Member Alex Papachristidis of Alex Papachristidis Interiors explains, “In lieu of a Designer Show we came up with the concept of an online auction drawn from ARF’s extended family of friends and supporters and bringing beautiful and unique pieces of custom furniture, art and antiques together for a single sale. ARF is an incredible charity, rescuing and nurturing the lives of animals from all over the country and parts of the world.”

Over 120 items have been donated to ARF and will be featured. Items include:

  • a pair of urn form lamps with scrolling handle in hand-finished plaster. Made to order for Liz O’Brien Editions.
  • a stylish Cole Porter bookcase/bar with black laminate shelves and brass frame, designed by Alex Papachristidis for a client.
  • a contemporary hand-blown green glass vase made in the Venini workshop by Peter Marino.
  • a stunning handmade Eve Kaplan ceramic and gold-leaf mirror, custom-made for this auction through Gerald Bland.
  • “Dinner Table in a Box” dinner service for twelve created by David Monn. Collection of Blue & White Porcelain dinnerware including a custom tablecloth, made to fit the buyer’s table.
  • a pair of large handmade cork obelisks by Marian McEvoy through KRB.
  • a Porcelain and Tole Lily of the Valley handmade by Vladimir Kanevsky.
  • a custom-made Alexa Hampton two-tiered black and gold ash contemporary coffee table.
  • a Billy Baldwin contemporary slipper chair from Mark Sikes.
  • a Dodie Thayer Lettuce ware tea service by Tory Burch.

All items raise money for the cats and dogs at the ARF Adoption Center in East Hampton.  Bidders will have the chance to make offers online from February 25 to March 11 by visiting

About ARF: The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons’ mission is to actively rescue cats and dogs and provide quality care and sanctuary until loving homes can be found.  Founded in 1974, ARF is a leading animal rescue and adoption center on Long Island. In addition to its rescue and adoption program, ARF operates a pet food pantry, free vaccine clinics, and free spay/neuter clinics for feral cats.

About Charitybuzz: Charitybuzz is the world’s leading impact marketplace for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, exclusive items and unmatched access. Through its premier auction platform, upscale shopping experience and concierge business, Charitybuzz has raised $500 million for cause to date. In addition to incredible luxury travel, VIP event experiences, and rare memorabilia and collectibles, Charitybuzz features exclusive access to the world’s most influential personalities – Sir Paul McCartney, Stephen and Ayesha Curry, Tim Cook, Beyoncé, Eddie Vedder, Jack Nicklaus, Anna Wintour, Warren Buffett, Robert De Niro, and many more.Each purchase generates charitable impact in partnership with more than 4,500 non-profit organizations, including MusiCares, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Charitybuzz operates alongside sister company Prizeo, which hosts online sweepstakes to raise funds for cause. To learn more, please visit

About Christie’s: Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie’s has conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s also has a long and successful history conducting Private Sales for clients and online sales are offered year-round across all categories. Christie’s global presence is spread across a network of international salerooms and 61 representatives and offices. provides detailed articles and videos on the objects offered for sale alongside the latest advances in digital viewing tools to make Christie’s accessible to all.