How to buy ?

Buying at Aguttes

Get informed before the auction

Consult the upcoming auction calendar 
The auctions are public and accessible to everyone. Auctions are announced in the CALENDAR section of our website. We also provide you with our half-yearly calendar in our offices. To be notified by email of our upcoming auctions and to receive the digital version of our catalogues, you can subscribe to our NEWSLETTER.

You can also obtain the printed catalogues from our various sales outlets & representative offices or consult them on this website. To receive our printed catalogues at home, you can request a subscription by contacting the persons in charge of the SPECIALIST DEPARTMENTS directly. 

 

Visit our exhibitions
Pre-sale exhibitions are public and accessible to all. The members of the auction house present in the exhibition space, experts, specialists, the auctioneer are at your disposal to inform you about the objects, their period, and their conditions.... It is recommended to come to the exhibition to examine the objects (usually the day before and the morning of each auction). The precise exhibition dates are mentioned in the various sales advertisements and can be consulted on our website.

If you don't have the opportunity to visit the exhibitions, for auctions at the Hotel Drouot you can watch the virtual visit, otherwise we invite you to schedule an appointment with the SPECIALIST DEPARTMENTS to come and see the lots you are under review

 

Bid during the auction 

Leave a firm order
If you are unable to come to the sale, you can contact someone from the auction house to leave a purchase order at a given price. It will be executed for free and you will be notified of the purchase the day after the sale. In this case please contact directly our SPECIALIST DEPARTMENTS.

Request to be called
You can also request to be called by phone during the auction, you then put your bids personally and anonymously in front of the audience. The request for a telephone line implies that the bidder is taking the low estimate in case of a deficient telephone connection.  In this case please contact directly our SPECIALIST DEPARTMENTS.

Bid at the auction room
If you wish to bid during the sale, you will be given an approximate time of passage of the item you are interested in. At your first purchase, you will receive a brochure. It will allow you to bid during the auction.

Live bidding
Thanks to DrouotLive, the real-time auction service, you can bid on the Internet as if you were in the room. Register before 6pm the day before the auction, follow the auction and bid from your computer.


Paying & withdrawing your purchases

Purchase terms and conditions
The buyers will pay, in addition to the auctions, a fee of 25% excluding VAT or 30% including VAT up to 150 000€, then 23% excluding VAT or 27.6% including VAT beyond.
We draw your attention to lots preceded by a symbol which are subject to special conditions.
Please refer to the exact conditions of sale at the end of each catalogue according to the specialities. In accordance with the law, the information in the catalogue is the responsibility of SAS Claude Aguttes and its expert, taking into account the corrections announced at the time of presentation of the item in the minutes of sale.