To sell an object or a work of art at auction, simply contact one auction house
The auctioneer provides an initial estimate and examines the best conditions of sale: catalogue, advertising, etc. Depending on its speciality, the object will then be included in one auction.
The seller may set a reserve price, a confidential minimum below which the object will not be sold off. If the bids do not reach this threshold, the object remains unsold. It will then be returned or proposed in a subsequent sale, at a slightly lower price. The commission paid by the seller is fixed by mutual agreement between the seller and the auctioneer, depending on the expenses incurred by the sale. The most important pieces can be previewed in one of the "Selected Works" exhibitions held several times a year at Drouot, benefiting from a major media and public relations campaign aimed at collectors around the world.