MILLON offers you its skills and experience to sell your objects and collections in the best conditions and with the expertise and the guarantee of its network of specialized experts, in all confidentiality.
Knowing the value of your works of art or of your collection is the first step in the auction process.
-You can make an appointment directly with our department directors to show us your objects in our offices, -Drop in or make an appointment with one of our consultants during our regular free appraisal days throughout the greater Paris region and France, or
-Send us a photo through our website.
The objects will then be studied by one of our experts and a department director will contact you with an estimate.
MILLON organizes more than 150 auctions a year in Paris, Nice, Brussels and even in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Morocco and Israel, and now also online.
A specialist will discuss with you the most appropriate season and location to ensure the best visibility for your artworks and collections.
You will be able to set a reserve price for each work, the amount below which you do not agree to sell (this price cannot exceed the low estimate according to French Law).
We will inform you of seller fees which include but are not limited to: expertise, advertising, cataloguing and insurance fees.
An auction mandate summarizing all of the above will be sent to you by email or by the post before the auction. This auction mandate is the contract by which you entrust MILLON the sale of your property; it mentions the date and name of the sale, the seller fees, the reserve price(s), the terms of payment. You will be asked to sign and return this contract before the auction.
If your object(s) should appear in an edited catalog, a copy will be mailed to you.
After the auction, MILLON notifies the seller of the results of the sale by email or by the post.
Payment is expected approximately 5 weeks after the sale. The payment is calculated in the following way: the hammer price minus the seller fees and expenses related to the sale.
In the event that your object has not found a buyer, the department director will discuss with you the opportunity to represent the lot in a future auction.