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Selling

Selling

We gladly appraise your art confidentially and free of charge. Please send the exact information concerning the size and technique of your piece of art along with a photograph to us so that we can give you a first evaluation of it. At least twice a year we visit all regions of Germany in order to appraise precious pieces of art or bigger collections on site. This special offer saves the consignor from transportation fees and guarantees an appropriate handling of his art. If needed, we will contact approved international experts to affirm the authenticity of an art work.

The auction contract forms the legal basis of your consignment. The consignment list contains the exact catalogue text as well as the estimate and reserve price. With your signature you are assuring that you are the legal owner of the piece of art or its sole authorised salesman. You entrust us with offering your art during the auction and permit us to sell it to the highest bidder.

About five weeks before the auction, we publish an extensive, well designed catalogue containing photographs of all pieces of art in colour. All objects will also be displayed on our website, often with several photos, depending on the kind of art work. During the pre showing, our generous and spacious exhibition rooms and the museum like hanging of your art guarantee a perfect presentation. As commission for our effort we charge 15% on hammer prices over 500,- Euro (under 500,- Euro it is 20%), an additional 2% tax will be charged by the VG-Bildkunst in Bonn for the rights of the artist.

In case of an art work not being sold, the consignor will not have to pay any extra fees. That means, the costs for the representative photos in our catalogue and on our website, insurance fees and so forth will be carried by us.