jeudi 24 mars 2022 11:00
Salle 12 - 9, rue Drouot - 75009 Paris
Sale information



11 am - Lots 1 to 75


2:30 pm - Lots 76 to 221


Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 11am to 6pm

phone : +33(0)1 48 00 20 12

Expert :

Philippe MELLOT

Expert approved by the Conseil des Ventes Volontaires

Expert at the Court of Appeal of Paris

Monte Cristo Bookshop

5 rue de l'Odéon - 75006 Paris

Phone +33(0)6 62 23 17 69


Assisted by

Jean-Michel BINI

Tel. +33(0)6 86 55 58 70


Sales conditions

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 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.

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 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


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 reasons.

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

the premises.

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 order.

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


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 been made.

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


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 fifteen days.

Boisgirard - Antonini will not bear any liability/responsibility

for the conditions of the pre-emption by the French


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 up to 350 000 Euros. 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


The payment of the lot will be made cash, for the whole

of the price, costs and taxes, even when an export licence

is required.

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 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 defaulting


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 buyer’s default,

- 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 detriment.

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 exclusively.

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