Buy and Sell Antiques in the French Riviera
Sales fee are now up to 45 to 55% of the sale price and are shared between the buyer and the seller.
Wait period :
For a regular sale, objects have to be registered at least a month before the sale, and longer for an important sale. As far as payment is concerned, it can occur between 5 weeks to a few months after the sale.
Unsold goods :
For most regular sales, there are very few unsold objects because there is no reservation price (minimum price of sale, agreed upon between the seller and the auction house, below which the object can not be sold). This often leads to very low sale prices. For big sales, despite lower prices, unsold inventory is often up to 35%. After an object has been offerd for auction without being purchased, it becomes harder to negociate a better price.
In order to raise the price of an auction, at least two people have to be interested ; unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Most collectors and professional wish to keep the price of their goods private.
My advice :
It can still be advantageous to place a selection of objects for auction. If you would like, and if I think it can be beneficial, I can set up the sale and help you get the best auction sale possible, free of charge (I choose the best time and place for your sale and inform my network of professionnals and collectors)…
I am part of a network of Art market professionals, collectors, and experts, and often collaborate with them to provide you with the best and most informed purchase proposal.
I specialize in consulting, appraisal and purchase of inheritance.
In case of large inheritance with a variety of antiques of different values, I collaborate with a network of professionals in order to provide you with the best offer and the best services for your needs. Removal of purchased goods, ridance and clean up are free of charge. I can also arrange to deliver the furniture you would like to keep, free of charge, or for a small fee (depending on location).
I often travel to Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, in the Alpes Maritimes (06), Var (83), and Bouches du Rhône (13). Cities include : Menton, Beausoleil, Monaco (Monte-Carlo), Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Beaulieu, Villefranche, Nice, Cannes, Mougins, Antibes, Vence, Grasse, Fréjus, Saint Raphaël, Toulon, Marseille, as well as Avignon and Montpellier.
You would like to sell your antiques? Here are a few examples of what I am looking for :
Furniture, paintings, various objects and Asian art.
I am looking for all antique furniture : Armoires, Chest of Drawers, Cabinets, Chairs and Armchairs, Buffets, Tables, Consoles, Desks...
Lampadaire de Jacques Adnet à armature gainée de cuir composé de deux bras de lumière et d'une vasque centrale.
I am looking for Asian antique, modern and contemporary paintings.
Italian blue and white majolica , representing a scene of crucifixion. Manufacture of Paolo Francesco Brandi circa 1680.
Belle armoire de palais en noyer sculpté. Toscane, fin du XVIème siècle. Elle ouvre en façade par deux portes encadrées de moulures flanquées sur l'extérieur de deux pilastres cannelés et rudentés surmontés de chapitaux ioniques.
Achat, vente de pianos anciens et d'instruments de musique à Nice, Cannes, Menton, Antibes, Monaco et le 06. Pour connaitre le prix d'un piano ancien ou d'un instrument de musique contactez moi.
Vitrine en marqueterie par Emile Gallé (1846-1904), école de Nancy. Emile Gallé est l'une des figures les plus marquantes de son époque et l'un des pionniers de l'art nouveau.
Bronze sculpture representing Shiva Nataraja, lord of the danse. South India, Vijayanagar period, 15/16e siècle.
Tibetan 16th century bronze representingSamvara qui enlace sa compagne Vajravarahi. Il déploie ses 4 faces et ses 12 bras.
Grand meuble de rangement à structure métallique laquée grise et panneaux formant caissons laqués rouges, jaune, bleu et noir ouvrant par des portes basculantes. Modèle de Wim Rietveld.