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Consigning at Lempertz

Conditions

Our knowledgeable and experienced experts are available at all times to appraise your works of art. Regarding a consignment this service is non-binding, free of charge, and discreet. You can obtain information on the historical background, determination of age and provenance, as well as current value. You can make use of this service in different ways.

Estimation

You can request an estimate by mail. If possible, send a photo stating size, description of the object (signature, date - if available, material, etc.) and provenance, if known. Our expert will then contact you in writing or by phone. If you decide to consign your object to an auction, we will gladly give you the necessary information which will be treated confidentially.

You can also make an appointment for appraisal at Lempertz. Just bring your object to the premises where you will receive an appraisal and approximate estimate of the value, as well as detailed information about the auction. Our expert will gladly visit your home to view larger numbers of items or entire collections. Please make an appointment with the respective expert. It is helpful to have prior information or photos in this case, but not absolutely necessary.

Limit Prices

Our experts will determine the current value of your object after it has been appraised. If you decide to make use of Lempertz' excellent conditions and consign your object, our expert will agree with you on a reserve that will remain strictly confidential.

Consignment

After the expert's appraisal and after agreeing on the reserve, you will receive a contract for signature. This contract contains our conditions of sale, information on possible charges for advertising as well as the amount of our commission. Your object will be placed in the relevant catalogue, along with a photograph and description. You will receive a copy of the catalogue before the auction. If you wish to deliver your object during one of our experts' appraisal days, we can offer transportation to Cologne free of charge and insured in one of our own vehicles, subject to size limitations. Otherwise we can furnish you with the name of a suitable transportation agent. Consignments will be accepted no later than two months prior to the austion.

Sale

After your object has been sold, you will receive a statement showing the hammer price minus the commission and possible misc. charges. The final amount will be paid by bank transfer or check in the currency of your choice.

Form for Your Appraisal Enquiry

Please fill out the questionnaire and return it to our E-mail address. Our experts look forward to returning an appraisal as soon as possible. The more detailed your description is, the easier it will be to make an appraisal.