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.
Antique dealer and specialist in inheritance, I can buy the entire furniture of a house, furniture, paintings and objects - Old and XXth
Expert in Asian antiques, I research chinese porcelain, asian ceramics, jade, ivory, cloisonne, Vietnamese lacquer, old and modern Asian paintings and drawings. Buddhas or deities of Buddhism and Hinduism. Exotic wood furniture, Huanghuali, Zitan. For a free estimate, send me your photographs by Sms or Mail, I will answer you quickly.
I'm still looking for antique furniture. It can be, as for our photo, an English mahogany bookcase like a walnut crossbow chest, an oak wardrobe, a farm table or a pine mountain buffet. I have to satisfy a large and varied clientele, so do not hesitate to offer me your old furniture.
Floor lamp by Jacques Adnet with a leather-covered frame composed of two sconces and a central basin.
I am looking for paintings by French artists who have represented their region. Niçois, Provençaux, Corsicans, Basques, Bretons and all the others.
Purchase and sale of art deco sculptures in my store in Nice. This one in bronze, ivory and onyx is signed Demeter Chiparus.
Roman mosaic representing a lying goat. This mosaic, before it became my property, was offered by the Tunisian government to the discoverer of the archaeological site of Sousse. The Sousse Archaeological Museum is a Tunisian museum located in the city of Sousse. The museum has, after that of the National Bardo Museum, the largest collection of mosaics in Tunisia.
Large elm dining table, base joined by an H-shaped spacer. In the style of Charlotte Perriand.
Oil on panel, German school of the 16th century. I am looking for and I am buying beautiful old paintings from the 15th to the 19th century.
Italian blue and white majolica , representing a scene of crucifixion. Manufacture of Paolo Francesco Brandi circa 1680.
Japanese bronze from the Edo period (1603-1868). The craftsmen of the Edo period have developed a great mastery of the bronze technique. They inspired many sculptors from the beginning of the XXth century and in particular those of the school of Nancy.
Beautiful palace cabinet in carved walnut. Tuscany, late 16th century. It opens in front by two doors framed by moldings flanked on the outside by two fluted and rudentated pilasters surmounted by Ionic capitals.
Purchase and sale of old pianos and musical instruments. To know the estimate of an old piano or a musical instrument, contact me.
Showcase in marquetry by Emile Gallé (1846-1904), school of Nancy. Emile Gallé was one of the most significant figures of his time and one of the pioneers of Art Nouveau.
Bronze sculpture representing Shiva Nataraja, lord of the danse. South India, Vijayanagar period, 15/16e siècle.
Golconde 17th century. Golconde is the ancient capital of the Qutb Shâhi whose influence spread from the Far East to the West.
Tibetan 16th century bronze representingSamvara who embraces his companion Vajravarahi. It deploys its 4 faces and its 12 arms.
Chinese vase representing goldfish swimming in the middle of lotus flowers. Ming Jiajing period (1522-1566).
This Marc Newson chair titled Wicker chair has an organic rattan structure resting on a cylindrical tubular aluminum base.
Sculpture representing Santiago de Compostela in walnut. He is represented standing, the left hand placed on his heart and the right raised in sign of blessing. His large cape has four shells on his shoulders. South of France, second half of the 17th century.
Desk in rosewood veneer with rectangular tray covered in leather and handles in gilded bronze.
Sentry hut dating from the late 19th or early 20th century. I am looking for unusual furniture or object.
Sideboard in varnished walnut veneer, in the form of a long rectangular chest opening to four doors and a bar arrangement in ash veneer. It rests on a double base joined by chromed steel blades.
Carved console table in natural wood, regency period. Decor of a large openwork shell with leafy foliage and flowering branches. It rests on four winding feet decorated with large acanthus leaves and shells joined by an X-shaped spacer. Red marble veined gray and white.
Large storage unit with gray lacquered metal structure and panels forming red, yellow, blue and black lacquered boxes opening by tilting doors. Wim Rietveld's model.
In 1855 Louis Vuitton gave up the domed cover and replaced it with a flat top to facilitate loading at the back of horse carriages. The patent for the monogrammed canvas was filed in 1905. I am looking for luxury luggage made by the Vuitton, Goyard and Hermès houses...
André Charles Boulle was born in 1642 and was the cabinetmaker to King Louis XIV. He was the first to apply gilded bronze to cabinet furniture. His workshop produces a marquetry which uses various species of wood, with which he creates paintings of flowers. The Boulle marquetry which today bears his name consists of sticking brass and tortoiseshell on the furniture frame.
Vase in Vienna enamel mounted on silver dating from the second half of the 19th century, baluster shape with handles decorated with sphinges.
A Limoges gilded and enamelled copper Hunt, early 13th century. I purchase and estimate religious objects from the Middle Ages, gilded and enamelled copper, carved ivory, ironwork, stone and wooden sculptures.
Pair of carved and gilded wooden frames, with pediment decoration, stylized shells and foliage. Purchase and sale of old and modern frames.
The samovar is a utensil that is used to boil tea water in Russia but also in Iran, Turkey and India. This one in solid silver, hallmark of the neck brace is French from the house of Odiot.
Art Nouveau style lamp in tinted glass, made by the famous American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Pair of armchairs by Gilbert Poillerat in wrought iron with "escutcheon" back, with scrolls and coils decorated with a tulip in gilded iron.