Selling at Aguttes

The French art of transmission - 50 Years of Passion for Auctions

We provide you with a personalized and confidential service of valuation and appraisal of your belongings. Our experts and specialists advise you on the latest trends and developments in the Art Market. They assist you in your approach from the expertise (period, estimation...), to the commercial strategy recommended for the sale, while taking care of the fiscal aspects.
You can contact us for an inventory, an inheritance, partition, insurance contracts, wealth tax returns, donations, or the sale of a specific piece of art or a private collection.

Exchanges and appointments in complete confidentiality: you want to know the value of your items and works of art before selling them. Simply follow the steps below to contact our specialists and receive a free valuation.


How to sell?

Rassembler vos informations
Gathering information
In order to carry out an accurate valuation of your items, don't hesitate to provide us with all the details in your possession (photos, dimensions, date, signature, technical characteristics, origin, .
state of conservation, etc.).


Nous contacter
Contact us
To include your items in our upcoming sales or to ask for advice, please contact directly our specialised departments based in Neuilly-sur-Seine. You can also ask our representatives in Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, Brussels or Geneva for a local service.
If you are willing to offer for sale a large group of items involving several specialities, the Inventories & Private Collections department is at your disposal to coordinate
your project.
Our valuations are free and confidential.

Contact our specialised departments
Contact our representative offices
Get your items valued


Organiser un rdv
Organise an appraisal
Based on the material received and an initial analysis of your request, we determine with you the most appropriate way of selling. An appointment will be arranged to go ahead with the valuation and to give you more details about our services.
Our valuations and appraisals are free and confidential.


The financial terms (estimate, reserve price, fees) and the resources allocated to the sale (promotion, transport, insurance, etc.) are formalised in a contract.
This can be signed at an appointment or online.


After the closing of the auctions, the department informs you of the result and you will receive payment within 4 to 6 weeks.



The choice of a tailored sale

ventes cataloguées

Listed and catalogued sales follow the French cultural events agenda and the major happenings of the International Art Market.Private sales are the occasion to take advantage of an intermediation service, for the research and purchase or selling, in all confidentiality and beyond the current calendar, the most exceptional masterpieces. Online sales provide a dynamic clientele of prospective private buyers. Entrust us with your items for sale.
ventes de collection

Collection Sales. French and foreign professionals and individuals entrust us with the dispersion of their personal collections. Take advantage of the synergies of our teams and our work of valorisation.

Why Aguttes?

More than 15 specialised departments


Personalized Guidance
Agility for the sale of high potential lots and collections

International Records
Over 50% of International buyers


Culture of Excellence
For lots between €10,000 and €2 millions

Frequency of sales
4 auctions per year per speciality


Terms and conditions of sale

When items intended for sale are consigned, a list is drawn up and a contract describing the conditions of sale is signed. This indicates the minimum prices and sellers' fees, which will be deducted from the hammer price, and are negotiated case by case depending on the importance of the items. These fees include: the auctioneer's fees, photography costs (all photos are taken by a professional photographer), pre-sale valuation costs (except the cost of any necessary certification, invoiced by the cataloguists if relevant), insurance costs, catalogue costs, the cost of advertisements in the national and international press.

Tax implications
Auctions are subject to tax. Capital gains tax is 6.5% of the hammer price and is deducted from each item sold by a private individual for any amount
over €5,001.
This tax is exonerated in two cases:
- - If the item has belonged to the seller for more than 22 years (in which case it is necessary to complete a form, which should be sent to us together with one of the supporting documents described).

To access the form, click here.
- If the seller is a foreign national and not a tax resident in France.

After-sales service

The specialist remains your personal contact until payment is received, in order to continue the personal service to which we are committed. The day after the sale, the results are confirmed to you in writing. We do all our best to ensure that you receive payment as soon as possible.