Internet was lacking a transactional website offering to buy and sell appraised works of art in a quick, transparent and secured way.
By bringing together a team of thirty-eight independent and renowned experts, Expertissim makes a significant step forward: the high and low estimates suggested by the expert will determine the selling price of the object.
Open 24 hours a day to the whole world, Expertissim intends to promote an art market that is more secure and accessible: less opaque, less complex and fewer commissions.
Gauthier de Vanssay - President
Igor Montoussé du Lyon - Executive director / Fine art expert
Yann Girault - Artistic Director / Photographer
Lucia Mestre - Head of International Department
Harold Hessel – Fine Art expert (diploma of Commissaire-Priseur)
Magali Teisseire – Fine Art expert (diploma of Commissaire-Priseur), specialized in jewels
Charles Herbelot – Fine Art expert (diploma of Commissaire-Priseur)
Aymeric Philipon – Head of Marketing Department
Manuella de Brondeau – Customer Service
Arnaud d'Ussel – Information Technology Manager
Claire de Barbuat – Head of Logistics & Distribution
Sixtine de Lussac – Valuations Manager
Raphaëlle Roux – Administrative Officer
Marie-Antoinette Le Moine – Media Manager
For press enquiries, please contact Marie-Antoinette Le Moine (+33 (0)1 82 83 74 18)
For any other question, please contact us at +33(0)1 45 23 59 95 or email us at our contact form
The experts working with Expertissim were selected according to criteria of reliability, reputation and professional experience. Expertissim brings together thirty-eight, renowned and independent experts - a guarantee of excellence in the appraisal of works of art. Each object put on sale has been carefully selected by our experts. They describe, authenticate and estimate its value.
While the object is on-line for sale (1 or 2 months), its price decreases once a week in a mathematical way. The expert's estimate (high and low estimate) determines the selling price of the object and is in accordance with the art market. It insures the fairest price!
With Expertissim there is no bidding system. The price decreases in an automatic and mathematical way. It is continuous, regular and transparent. The first person who clicks on "Buy" becomes the new owner on the object.
Expertissim provides a secure on-line payment service managed by HSBC via Be2bill or by PayPal. Your banking information are encrypted and protected, preventing their circulation on the internet.
- Declining price
- One-click buying
While the object is on-line, you can purchase the item of your choice with a single click. With Expertissim there is no bidding system. The sale starts at the high estimate suggested by the expert and the price decreases every week in an automatic way until reaching the low estimate. The first person who clicks on "Buy" becomes the new owner of the object.
During the payment process, you may choose to pay the shipping costs, based on the size and price of the object (delivery by one of our carriers: La Poste, UPS...). You may also choose either to collect the object yourself from our office, or arrange a delivery by your own carrier.
Expertissim provides a secure on-line payment service managed by HSBC via Be2bill or by PayPal.
If the object is sent outside France, Expertissim can take care of all administrative formalities (customs, Export License...).
If you have a question or wish to see an object, please contact us via email or phone. We will answer you as soon as possible.
The buyer's fees are set at 20,9% of the selling price (pre-tax)
Comments from sellers
"I would like to add that it was very pleasant, all along this sale, to be able to talk to available and attentive people."
collection of firearms
I had to take care of the estate of my parents-in-law who owned many quality objects and antique furniture. I was concerned because my knowledge in the matter was very poor.
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If you wish to make an inventory of your property, please contact us at
+33 (0)1 45 23 59 95
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The valuation of antiques and artworks is the real asset of Expertissim. The sellers may submit some photos to get a pre-valuation. Then we proceed to the final appraisal in our office in order to put the items on sale on Expertissim. The buyers have all the information on the expert valuation report.
Expertissim works with 38 renown experts covering over 19 collecting fields of the art market : Old Master paintings, Impressionnist and modern paintings, antique furniture, jewelry, silver, watches, bronzes, ceramics, prints and engravings, arms and armour, 20th Decorative Arts. Each of our experts is a specialist and an authority in his field.
The iPhone application allows you to view the entire catalogue and access to the detailed expertise of each item. If you are interested by a product, please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking on the "Buy" button.
The entire process (sale and purchase) is personalized and strictly confidential, as well as the online pre-valuation service.SECURITY
The payment process is entirely encrypted and protected. The SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Protocol provides a protection of your private and banking information, preventing their circulation on the internet.