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Buy and Sell Antiques in Nice, Cannes, and Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur

Works in Nice, Cannes, Menton, Antibes, Monaco, Grasse, Vence, Fréjus…

What should you sell to an antique dealer ?

We buy at the best price, and take the time to agree on the best deal for the seller.

Sales are confidential and payment is made on the spot, with no hiddden fees.

Should you sell your goods via an auction house ?
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Costs :

Sales fee are now up to 40 to 45% 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.

Auctions :

In order to raise the price of an auction, at least two people have to be interested ; unfortunately, this is not always the case.

Confidentiality :

Some 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 (best time and place for your sale, inform my network of professionnals and collectors…)


Professional collaboration

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.

Inheritance

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 am available in all South-Est France

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, Villefranceh, Nice, Cannes, Mougins, Antibes, Vence, Grasse, Frejus, Sain Rafael, Toulon, Marseille, as well as Avignon and Montpellier.

You would like to sell your antiques? Here are are a few examples of what I am looking for :

Furniture, paintings and various objects, Asian Art, China, Vietnam…