Rosenberg & Stiebel, known since 2000 as Stiebel, Ltd., was founded by Jakob Rosenbaum in 1874 in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany. Rosenbaum's nephews, Saemy and Raphael Rosenberg and Hans and Eric Stiebel later joined the firm. When Hitler came to power in 1933, Isaak Rosenbaum moved the business to Amsterdam and was joined by Saemy Rosenberg, who shortly went to London and opened a business there with his brother Raphael. In 1934 Hans opened a branch of the firm in Paris; in 1939 Eric opened the New York branch. In 1940 Saemy Rosenberg came to New York.
For five years Eric and his wife Irene ran New york the business out of their apartment, and in 1944 the firm moved to 32 East 57th Street, New York, NY, 10022. The firm has been handed down to the Steibel's son Gerald G. Steibel and his wife, Penelope Hunter-Steibel. The firm has long been known for its eighteen century furniture and objects, but under the younger Steibel's stewardship has ventured into nineteenth and even twentieth century objects. In 1989 Rosenberg & Stiebel produced a videotape, "Affairs of Art," in honor of their 50th anniversary.