A century of Olympic Games by the L'Equipe photo collection
- PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS -
27 October from 11am to 6pm
28 October from 11am to 8pm
Isabelle Boisgirard & Pierre-Dominique Antonini
1, rue de la Grange Batelière - 75009 Paris
Tel: +33(0)1 47 70 81 36 / email@example.com
SVV Boisgirard et Associés - N° approval 2001-022 - RCS B 441 779 196
Boisgirard - Antonini is companie of voluntary auction
sales regulated by the law of the 10 July 2000. In such capacity
Boisgirard - Antonini acts as the agent of the seller
who contracts with the buyer.The relationships between
Boisgirard - Antonini and the buyer are subject to the present
general conditions of purchase which can be modified
by saleroom notices or oral indications given at the
time of the sale, which will be recorded in the official sale
1 - Goods for auction
a) The prospective buyers are invited to examine any
goods in which they may be interested, before the auction
takes place, and notably during the exhibitions.
Boisgirard - Antonini is at disposal of the prospective
buyers to provide them with reports about the conditions
b) Description of the lots resulting from the catalogue, the
reports, the labels and the verbal statements or announcements
are only the expression by Boisgirard-Antonini of
their perception of the lot, but cannot constitute the proof
of a fact. All dimensions are given as an information only.
c) The statements made by Boisgirard - Antonini about
any restoration, mishap or harm arisen concerning the lot
are only made to facilitate the inspection thereof by the
prospective buyer and remain subject to his own or to his
All the lots above 5 000 Euros have been submitted to the
Art Loss Register.
Notes in English are neither complete nor accurate, but
are just an approximate description for English-speaking
buyers. The condition of the pieces is not mentioned.
Frames and dimensions are not guarantee.
The absence of statements Boisgirard - Antonini by relating
to a restoration, mishap or harm, whether made in
the catalogue, condition reports, on labels or orally, does
not imply that the item is exempt from any current, past
or repaired defect. Inversely, the indication of any defect
whatsoever does not imply the absence of any other defects.
d) Estimates are provided for guidance only and cannot
be considered as implying the certainty that the item will
be sold for the estimated price or even within the bracket
e) Attributions have been made taking into account
scientific and artistic knowledge at the date of the sale.
Claims will not be accepted for ordinary restorations and
minor damages to lots, considering that buyers are given
the opportunity to assess the condition of the lots at the
time of the pre-sale exhibition.
The condition of antiquities, early ceramics, metal- work,
glass and textiles is not guaranteed, since most of the
pieces are commonly damaged. Necklaces are recomposed
with ancient elements. Dimensions are given for
information only, especially concerning the framed paintings.
2 - The sale
a) In order to assure the proper organisation of the sales,
prospective buyers are invited to make themselves known
to Boisgirard – Antonini before the sale, so as to have their
personal identity data recorded. Boisgirard - Antonini reserves
the right to ask any prospective buyer to justify his
identity as well as his bank references.
Boisgirard - Antonini reserve the right to refuse admission
to the auction sales premises to any prospective buyer for
b) Any person who is a bidder undertakes to pay personally
and immediately the hammer price increased by
the costs to be born by the buyer and any and all taxes or
fees/expenses which could be due.
Any bidder is deemed acting on his own behalf except
when prior notification, accepted by Boisgirard - Antonini
is given that he acts as an agent on behalf of a third
c) The usual way to bid consists in attending the sale on
However, Boisgirard - Antonini may graciously accept
to receive some bids by telephone from a prospective
buyer who has expressed such a request before the sale.
Boisgirard - Antonini will bear no liability/responsability
whatsoever, notably if the telephone contact is not
made, or if it is made too late, or in case of mistakes or
omissions relating to the reception of the telephone.
For variety of purposes, Boisgirard - Antonini reserve there
right to record all the telephone communications during
the auction. Such records shall be kept until the complete
payment of the auction price, except claims.
d) Boisgirard - Antonini will bear no liability/responsibility in
case of mistakes or omission of performance of the written
e) In the event where a reserve price has been stipulated
by the seller, Boisgirard - Antonini reserve the right to bid
on behalf of the seller until the reserve price is reached.
f) Boisgirard - Antonini will conduct auction sales at their
discretion, in accordance with established practices.
Boisgirard - Antonini reserve the right to refuse any bid, to
organise the bidding in such manner as may be the most
appropriate, to move some lots in the course of the sale,
to withdraw any lot in the course of the sale, to combine
or to divide some lots in the course of the sale.
In case of challenge or dispute, Boisgirard - Antonini reserve
the right to designate the successful bidder, to
continue the bidding or to cancel it, or to put the lot back
up for bidding.
No lot will be delivered to the buyer until full payment has
In case of payment by an ordinary draft/check, payment
will be deemed made only when the check will have
3 - The incidents of the sale
a) In case two bidders have bidden vocally, by mean of
gesture or by telephone for the same amount and both
claim title to the lot, after the bidding the lot, will immediately
be offered again for sale at the previous last bid, and
all those attending will be entitled to bid again.
b) So as to facilitate the presentation of the items during
the sales, Boisgirard - Antonini will be able to use video
Should any error occur in operation of such, which may
lead to show an item during the bidding which is not the
one on which the bids have been made, Boisgirard - Antonini
shall bear no liability/responsability whatsoever,
and will have sole discretion to decide whether or not the
bidding will take place again.-
4 – Pre-emption of the French state
The French state in entitled to use a right of pre-emption
on works of art, pursuant to the rules of law in force. The
use of this right comes immediately after the hammer
stroke, the representative of the French state expressing
then the intention of the State to substitute for the last bidder,
provided he confirms the pre-emption decision within
Boisgirard - Antonini will not bear any liability/responsibility
for the conditions of the pre-emption by the French State.
5 - The performance of the sale
In addition to the lot’s hammer price, the buyer must pay
the following costs and fees/taxes :
a) Lots from the EEC :
The buyer must pay Boisgirard - Antonini, in addition to
the hammer price, commission of 24% excl. Tax (with VAT
28,80%) of the sale price. For the books the commission will
be : 24% excl. Tax + 5.5% (with VAT 25,32%)
By credit card, Boisgirard - Antonini, will charge 1% in addition
to the hammer price.
b) The taxes (VAT on commissions and VAT on importation)
can be retroceded to the purchaser on presentation
of written proof of exportation outside the EEC.
c) All the bidders that won lots throught DROUOT LIVE will
have fees of 28.8% TTC + 1.5% HT
All the bidders that won lots throught INTERENCHERE, INVALUABLE,
51BIDLIVE, DROUOT ONLINE will have fees of
An EEC purchaser who will submit his intra-Community
VAT number will be exempted from paying the VAT on
The payment of the lot will be made cash, for the whole of
the price, costs and taxes, even when an export licence
The purchaser will be authorized to pay by the following
- in cash : up to 1 000 euros, costs and taxes included,
for French citizen, up to 15 000 euros, costs and taxes included,
for foreign citizen on presentation of their identity
- By credit card : VISA, MASTERCARD.
d) Should the buyer have neglected to give his personal
information before the sale, he will have to give the
necessary information as soon as the sale of the lot has
e) The lot must to be insured by the buyer immediately after
the purchase. The buyer will have no recourse against
Boisgirard - Antonini, in the event where, due to a theft, a
loss or a deterioration of his lot after the purchase.
f) The lot will be delivered to the buyer only after the entire
payment of the price, costs and taxes.
In the meantime Boisgirard - Antonini may invoice to the
buyer the costs of storage of the lot, and if applicable the
costs of handling and transport.
Should the buyer fail to pay the amount due, and after
notice to pay has been given by Boisgirard - Antonini to
the buyer without success, at the seller’s request, the lot is
re-offered for sale, under the French procedure known as
“procédure de folle enchère”. If the seller does not make
this request within a month from the date of the sale, the
sale will be automatically cancelled, without prejudice to
any damages owed by the defaulting buyer.
In addition, Boisgirard - Antonini reserve the right to claim
against the defaulting buyer, at their option
- interest at the legal rate increased by five points,
- the reimbursement of additional costs generated by the
- the payment of the difference between the initial hammer
price and the price of sale after “procédure de folle
enchère” if it is inferior as well as the costs generated by
the new auction.
Boisgirard - Antonini reserves the right to exclude from any
future auction, any bidder who has been a defaulting
buyer or who has not fulfilled these general conditions of
g) For items purchased which are not collected within
seven days from after the sale (Saturdays, Sundays and
public holidays included), Boisgirard - Antonini will be authorized
to move them into a storage place at the defaulting
buyer’s expense, and to release them to same after
payment of corresponding costs, in addition to the price,
costs and taxes.
Storage fees of lots starts 1 month after the sale, and will
be of 3€ per day and per lot.
7 - Intellectual Property Right - Copyright
The copyright in any and all parts of the catalogue is the
property of Boisgirard - Antonin. Any reproduction thereof
is forbidden and will be considered as counterfeiting to
Furthermore, Boisgirard - Antonini benefits from a legal exception
allowing them to reproduce the lots for auction
sale in their catalogue, even though the copyright protection
on an item has not lapsed.
9- Law and Jurisdiction
These Conditions of purchase are governed by French
Any dispute relating to their existence, their validity and
their binding effect on any bidder or buyer shall be submitted
to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of France.
Every lot in Ivory will be declared on behalf of the CITES
organization, where the names of the buyer and the seller
will be given.