26 bd Poissonnière
75009 Paris
Tel : 33(0)1 48 00 03 41
Fax: 33 (0)1 48 00 02 64
contact@cabinetportier.com

Selling an item at auction is a very effective way to sell it to the most offering person.
This way of selling brings guarantees as well.

paire de vases de forme cong. How to sell at auctions ?
We will guide you to the most appropriate sale for your item. We work with a great number of auctionhouses in France and abroad.
Your item can be included in a specialized Asian Art sale, its catalogue being diffused on internet and sent to all internaional specialists, dealers, collectors and amateurs.

Seller’s commission The commission is fixed by the auctionhouse, it is a pourcentage of the hammer price comprising: catalogue fees, publicity, insurance, photograph (if item is illustrated), auctionhouse commission and appraiser commission.

The guarantees -Payment: The auctionhouses are responsable of the payment of your sold item at least two months after the sale. -Reserve price: The seller can fix a reserve price at the low estimate below which the item is not sold. The reserve price cannot be higher than the low estimate.

How to buy at auctions ?
The auctions are anounced on this page and in the magazine “Gazette de l’Hôtel Drouot”. The items are exhibited at the Cabinet Portier by appointment. If you cannot assist the auction, you can leave us a telephone bid or an absentee bid. We will be at your service to advise you for purchase and quality of the items.

The guarantees
The buyers are invited to assist the exhibitions to check the condition of each item. They can ask for condition reports if they are not able to attend the exhibition.