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, Monaco, Marrakech, Munich, Vienna, 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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Robert William Burke’s unpublished collection for sale at Artcurial

Robert William Burke’s unpublished collection for sale at Artcurial

On 25th October, Artcurial will be auctioning the unpublished collection of Robert William Burke (1948-2020), an American collector and gallery owner who was closely associated with Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly and Gilbert & George. His friendships and his taste for art gave rise to a collection of close to 300 works spanning several centuries of art history.

 Two classical art collections in the spotlight at Artcurial

Two classical art collections in the spotlight at Artcurial

On 21st September, Artcurial will be auctioning two prestigious collections: the From Watteau to Vuillard sale will bring together drawings, paintings, works of art and pieces of furniture that have remained in the same family since the first half of the 20th century, while the Château du Marais sale will feature part of the collections of the eponymous chateau.

A selection of furniture from the iconic Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris on sale

A selection of furniture from the iconic Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris on sale

On 7th and 8th September, Artcurial is holding the sale of a selection of furniture and objects from the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, an icon of French art de vivre for almost a century.

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Art for helping others

Art for helping others

On 16th September 2021, the Photo4food Foundation, in collaboration with Artcurial, organized a major charity auction to benefit associations fighting poverty in France. On this occasion, the world’s greatest photographers such as Mathieu César, Paolo Roversi, Pierre-Elie de Pibrac and Sebastião Salgado offered exceptional lots.
The funds collected were entirely used to support associations fighting against poverty in France (Restos du Cœur, Août Secours Alimentaire, Bagageries Solidaires 92, Le Chaînon Manquant, ect...).

 Immerse yourself in a Collection sale

 Immerse yourself in a Collection sale

In September 2019, Artcurial auctioned the Joseph Altounian collection, a famous antique dealer and friend of artists.

From the set-up of the exhibition at the Hôtel Marcel Dassault to the very last hammer blow, let's have a look behind the scenes of this exceptional sale, where 100% of the lots found buyers.

100% of lots sold for Kenzo Takada's original creations

100% of lots sold for Kenzo Takada's original creations

The Kenzo Takada Creations auction, which took place from 3rd to 12th May 2021, featured kimonos, boleros and coats by the fashion icon. These unique pieces, which reflected a subtle balance between East and West, were a major success with 100% of the lots sold.

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