Estimation – Questions
Pierre de SOUZY et Pierre-Edouard de SOUZY are members of the
Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA)
Pierre-Edouard de SOUZY is a registered expert at the
Chambre Européenne des Experts-Conseil en Œuvres d’Art (C.E.C.O.A.)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO ARE WE ?
Pierre de SOUZY has been an antiquarian since 1966. He is a member of the French National Union of Antique Dealers (SNA), and is an expert in Historical Souvenirs and Collectible Weapons.
Pierre-Edouard de SOUZY is an expert in 19th and 20th-century paintings. He is a member of the European Chamber of Expert Advisors in Fine Art (CECOA).
Our experience and our knowledge of the art market enable us to offer collectors from around the world a unique choice of guaranteed, certified works. Our selection is rigorous both in terms of quality and authenticity, thus establishing a relationship of trust between buyers and sellers. Each piece offered for sale by the gallery has been subjected to a meticulous examination, allowing us to guarantee strict authenticity.
WHAT ARE OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE ?
Our main field of business concerns 19th and 20th-century painting and sculpture: Belle-Époque, Orientalist, Historical and Modern works. However, our taste and eclecticism mean we sometimes include works from other specialist areas in our collections.
DO WE OFFER FREE ESTIMATES ?
This service is completely free of charge, confidential and entails no commitment on the part of the party requesting the estimate. Our free estimates are normally provided on the basis of photographs or documents sent to us via email. We can swiftly provide you with an approximate value for the piece. This estimate is based on market prices and our personal evaluation. We maintain a constantly-updated database together with extensive documentation that allows us to quickly provide a detailed response to a query. Since this information is provided free of charge on the basis of non-binding documents, it entails no obligation on the part of the gallery.
HOW DO I OBTAIN A FREE ESTIMATE FOR MY ARTWORK ?
The preferred method is to write us an email accompanied where possible by a photograph, giving the dimensions of the work and name of the artist. You can also send your request by post. We will reply to you in the shortest possible time. You can also make an appointment to present the works to us in your home or in our gallery.
DO WE OFFER FREE EXPERT ASSESSMENT CERTIFICATES ?
This is a document with legal value. This document is often required in the context of an inheritance, division, inventory, insurance valuation, etc. This service incurs a fee.
WHAT FEES DOES A SALE INCUR ?
None. The agreed price is fully paid to you in cash. Delivery and transport are charged to the gallery.
WHY COME TO US TO SELL YOUR ARTWORK ?
The seriousness and expertise of our gallery are your best guarantee. If a sale is made, it will be fair, sincere, and incur no extra fees for the seller. We regularly travel around France and abroad, offering the opportunity for us to make an appointment in your home.
HOW IS PAYMENT MADE FOR A SALE BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT ?
Immediate payment by bank cheque, regardless of the amount of the transaction. In light of the trade rules of our profession, no sale can be made without the presentation of a valid identity document. A friendly sales agreement will then be drawn up between the two parties.