How to Buy & Sell

How to Buy

Step 1

Look at the Items

The online Catalog of lots can be consulted without registration. It provides technical data carefully compiled by our experts for each lot in the sale and are often enhanced by historical or biographical comments.

Step 2

Register to Bid

Before you can bid on an item, you must register for the sale. Each Auction is independent but doesn’t requires a new registration. We suggest to read our Auction user manual to understand how the system works.

Step 3

Participate to bid

Our online bidding system allows you to bid via the internet so you may participate from the comfort of your home or from anywhere in the world.

How to Sell

Step 1

We provide you with a free estimate of your work at auction value. Please fill the form and send a photograph of the property to the relevant department and include the following information: size, medium, date, and provenance.

Step 2

If you decide to sell your property through Christophe Auction, a contract will be drawn up which describes the lot(s), establishes reserve(s), and sets forth terms and fees for the services we provide. The reserve is the minimum price the seller will realize (less seller’s commission and fees). The reserve is determined by mutual agreement between the seller and Christophe Auction.

Step 3

You will receive a free auction e-catalog prior to the sale. Notification of property sold will be mailed after the sale.