Inventories 
   & Collections

Inventories
   & Collections

Under the direction of Stéphane Aubert, qualified auctioneer, the highly experienced team of the Inventories and Collections Department offer a personalised and discreet service for the evaluation of your items, whether the entire contents of a residence, a collection or individual items.

The Department can help you to optimise the transfer of inherited property. Whether it is for the purposes of succession, division, relocation, insurance valuation or an envisaged sale, Artcurial carries out hundreds of inventories each year in France and throughout Europe. Very often, a detailed inventory is the only way to identify the presence of rare and precious items within an inheritance. The Department is able to offer a full appraisal service in all fields and specialities.

With the support of professionals fully conversant with developments in the market as well as with the latest legal, tax and property transfer rules, Artcurial is perfectly placed to provide the best and most appropriate advice for anyone needing to understand how to prepare for the future with regard to an inheritance and also to make the right decisions when contemplating a sale.

In the case of a division, it can also be a good idea to sell at auction, but whatever the reason, the Department will provide the best strategy in order to obtain the highest results. Each year Artcurial organises more than 100 auctions, mainly in Paris and Monaco, in more than 25 different specialities.

Using the services of the Inventories and Collections Department means also benefitting from an international network, with our partner and representative offices (Brussels, Milan, Monte Carlo, Munich, New York, Beijing, Vienna, Tel Aviv, etc.) in addition to those in France (Bordeaux, Toulouse, Montpellier, Marseilles, Lyons, etc.), thus offering the best opportunities for the promotion of items entrusted to us.

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The story of Artcurial’s hotel furniture auctions

The story of Artcurial’s hotel furniture auctions

On the occasion of the upcoming auction dedicated to tableware from the Ritz Hotel, Stéphane Aubert – auctioneer in charge of the sale, looks back over Artcurial’s various hotel furniture auctions.

French Arts of the Table and Arts of Living – Ritz Paris

French Arts of the Table and Arts of Living – Ritz Paris

Following on the sale of the historic furnishings of the Ritz Hotel in 2018, Artcurial will be auctioning close to 1,500 lots dedicated to French Arts of the table and Arts of living.
Auction 21, 22 & 23 June 2020

Discover a selection of our 2019 top lots

Discover a selection of our 2019 top lots

In 2019, Artcurial, leading French auction house, confirms its position of major international player in the art market and totals €203.1 m, +4% compared to 2018.

White gloves for the Altounian auction

White gloves for the Altounian auction

On September 17th and 18th, Artcurial held the unprecedented Collection of Joseph Altounian.
Sale total at €2.7M
100% of lots sold
2 lots preempted by the Musée du Louvre and the Centre des Monuments Nationaux for the Abbaye de Cluny
6 drawings by Modigliani achieved excellent results amond which € 753,000 for the top lot

Résultats exceptionnels pour Modigliani

Résultats exceptionnels pour Modigliani

Artcurial organisait les mardi 17 et mercredi 18 septembre, pendant la Biennale de Paris, la vente inédite de la Collection Joseph Altounian, l’antiquaire des musées, l’ami des artistes. Présentant près de 350 pièces dont 6 dessins d’Amedeo Modigliani, la vacation totalise 2 721 737 €, le double de son estimation et fait gants blancs avec 100 % de lots vendus.