STAMPS, POSTCARDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS - JEWELLERY & SILVERWARE - ANCIENT AND MODERN PAINTINGS - ART OBJECTS & FURNITURE - CARPETS
PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS :
Saturday 18 December 11am to 6pm
Monday 20 December from 11am to 6pm
Tuesday 21 December from 11am to 12pm
BOISGIRARD-ANTONINI SVV - 1, rue de la Grange Batelière 75009 Paris - France
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 record.
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 of lots.
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.
c) The statements by made 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 expert’s appreciation.
All the lots above 5 000 Euros have been submitted to the Art
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.
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 of estimates.
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
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 legitimate
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 party.
c) The usual way to bid consists in attending the sale on the
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 stipu- lated
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 been cashed.
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 technology.
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
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 fifteen days.
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
a) In addition to the lot’s hammer price, the buyer must pay
the following costs and fees/taxes :
1) 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.
2) 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.
3)All the bidders that won lots throught DROUOT LIVE will
have fees of 30,80%.
An EEC purchaser who will submit his intra-Community VAT
number will be exempted from paying the VAT on commissions.
The payment of the lot will be made cash, for the whole of
the price, costs and taxes, even when an export licence is
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 papers.
- By cheque or bank transfer.
- By credit card : VISA, MASTERCARD.
b) Should the buyer have neglected to give his per- sonal information
before the sale, he will have to give the necessary
information as soon as the sale of the lot has taken place.
c) 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.
d) 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
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 purchase.
e) 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.
6 - 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 their
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.
7 - Law and Jurisdiction
These Conditions of purchase are governed by French law
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.