Arts décoratifs du XXe - Design

vendredi 01 juillet 2022 14:30
6, avenue Hoche - 75008 Paris
Sale information

Arts décoratifs du XXe - Design

Expositions publiques :

Lundi 27 juin 10h-18h

Mardi 28 juin 10h-18h

Mercredi 29 juin 10h-18h

Jeudi 30 juin 10h-18h

Vendredi 1er juillet 10h-12h

Une exposition virtuelle est disponible sur le site

Nous sommes à votre disposition pour vous faire parvenir photographies, vidéos et rapports d’état détaillés.

Téléphone pendant les expositions : +33 1 47 27 11 24

Téléphone pendant la vente : +33 1 47 27 11 24

Directeur du département :

François Épin

Tél. : +33 1 56 79 12 37

Administratrice de vente :

Clara Golbin

Tél. : +33 1 56 79 12 33 - Fax : +33 1 45 53 45 24

Les rapports de conditions des œuvres que nous présentons peuvent être délivrés avant la vente à toutes les personnes qui en font la demande.

Ceux-ci sont uniquement procurés à titre indicatif et ne peuvent se substituer à l’examen personnel de celles-ci par l’acquéreur.

Commissaire-priseur :

Bertrand Cornette de Saint Cyr

Tél. : +33 1 56 79 12 50

Sales conditions

The Auction House Cornette de Saint

Cyr is a voluntary sales company

governed by the law of 20 July 2011

and deontological rules. The Auction

House acts as agent for the seller who

enters into a sale contract with the

purchaser. The auction sales organised

by the Auction House Cornette

de Saint Cyr are hereby subject to the

following conditions of sale:

Goods put up for sale

Potential purchasers are invited to

examine the goods that might be of

interest to them during the exhibitions

which are organized by the Auction

House Cornette de Saint Cyr before

the auctions.

Condition reports may be requested

from the Auction House by letter,


or electronic mail. They will

be sent free of charge but are to be

used for information only. The reports

will include the artistic and scientific

information known to the Auction

House at the date of the sale and

cannot substitute the physical examination

by the purchaser.

The descriptions in the catalogue are

established by the Auction House and

where applicable by the expert who

assists the former, subject to notices

and corrections given when the lot is

presented and included in the bill of

sale. Sizes, weights and estimates are

given for information purposes only.

The colors of the works included in

the catalogue may vary due to printing


The lack of information on the condition

of the goods in the catalogue will

by no means imply that the lot is in a

perfect state of preservation or free

from restoration, wear, cracks, relining

or other imperfections.

The goods are sold in the state they

are found at the time of sale. The prior

exhibition has enabled potential purchasers

to examine the object.

According to the article L221-28

of the French Consumer Code, the

buyer cannot use a right of withdrawal

after the public auction.

In the event of a withdrawal of an article

prior to the sale by a depositor and

after the publication

of the catalogue

or, in the event of a modification to

the minimum price rendering it impossible

to put the article up for sale

immediately, the seller will be obliged

to pay the purchaser and seller fees

calculated on the basis of the median

estimate stipulated

in the catalogue

to the Auction House Cornette de

Saint Cyr by way of compensation.

The article which has been withdrawn

will not be returned to the seller until

the aforementioned fees are paid. If

no payment is forthcoming, the article

will be put up for sale once again in

line with the terms of the initial sale


Auction sales

The auction sales are carried out in

the order of the catalogue numbers.

The bidders are invited to make themselves

known to the Auction House

Cornette de Saint Cyr before the sale

to ensure that their personal details

are recorded beforehand.

Bidders are generally present in the

room. However, the bidders can use

our purchase order forms to place a

bid or our telephone bidding form.

The documents are available at the

end of the sale catalogue, on the

website, or

on request. The form should be sent

to the Auction House Cornette de

Saint Cyr together with an ID card or

passport, a bank identification slip

[RIB in France] or bank details at least

two days before the sale.

The Auction House Cornette de

Saint Cyr will handle auction sales

by telephone and absentee bids

free of charge. The Auction House

Cornette de Saint Cyr cannot be held

responsible for a problem with the

telephone link along with an error or

omission in the execution of the absentee

bids received.

It is also possible to bid though our three

partners online auction sites Drouot

Live, Interenchères and Invaluable.

The auction house cannot be held

liable during the auction in the event

of a technical problem on a platform.

ln the event of two identical absentee

bids, preference will be given to the

earliest absentee bid. The successful

bidder will be deemed to be the

individual who has made the highest

bid. In the

event of a double bid which is confirmed

as such by the auctioneer, the lot

will be put up for sale again and any or

all persons present will have the right

to take part in the second sale by auction.

French State has a pre-emption

right for sold cultural goods. French

State could substitute the final bidder

within 15 days after the auction.


Payment must be paid immediately

after the sale in euros by the bidder.

In the event that the successful bidder

has not given their personal information

before the sale, they will be required

to provide proof of identity and

bank details.

ln addition to the hammer price, purchasers

will be required to pay the

folIowing costs and taxes per lot and

per block:

- from 1 to 150 000 €: 25% before

tax (30% inclusive of tax except for

books 26.37% inclusive of tax)

- from 150 001 € to 1 200 000 €: 20%

before tax (24% inclusive of tax

except for books 21.10% inclusive

of tax)

- above 1 200 001 €: 12% before tax

(14.40% inclusive of tax except for

books 12.66% inclusive of tax)

For lots from countries outside the

European Union, import tax will be

added as follows:

For lots with numbers preceded by

the sign: * additional tax of 5.5% of

the hammer price. For lots with numbers

preceded by the sign: ** additional

tax of 20% of the hammer price.

In addition, the buyers who purchased

their items through a platform

online will pay:

- 1.5 % before tax (1.8% inclusive of

tax) of the hammer price if they used

Drouot Live (Digital) services

- 3% before tax (3.6% inclusive of

tax) of the hammer price if they used


- 5 % of the hammer price for Invaluable

services. The successful

bidder may pay using one of the following


in cash within the limits of the legislation

in force.

- by bank transfer.

- by cheque, with the presentation of

identity papers being compulsory.

Cheques drawn on a foreign bank

will only be accepted provided prior

consent is obtained from the Auction

House Cornette de Saint Cyr. Purchasers

are advised to provide a letter of

credit from their bank for an amount

which is close to their intended purchase


- by bank card except American Express.

The resale right if is due, is at the

seller’s charge according to the

articles R122-6 and L122-8 of the

French intellectual property Code.

Failure to pay

ln the event of failure to pay the hammer

price and fees, formal notice will

be sent to the purchaser by registered

letter with acknowledgement of

receipt. In the event of failure to pay at

the end of the deadline of one month

after the sending of the formal notice,

the purchaser will be required to pay

delay penalties of 1% per month of

the hammer price as well as the collection

costs. In case of an intervention

of our attorney at law to collect

the outstanding amount, the costs

will be in charge of the purchaser with

a minimum of 500 euros. Each month

started counting as a full month.

This clause being applied will not

hinder the awarding of damages and

costs for the legal proceedings which

will be required, and does not exclude

the article being put up for sale again

in a new auction which is governed by

article L 321 -14 of the Commercial


Within the framework of this new auction,

the Auction House hereby has

the right to claim the payment of the

difference between the initial hammer

price and the subsequent hammer

price obtained from this reiteration of

auction, if this last is lower, together

with the costs incurred due to the

second Auction sale from the defaulting

successful bidder.

The Auction House Cornette de Saint

Cyr hereby reserves the right to offset

against the amounts owed to the

defaulting successful bidder. Furthermore,

the Auction House Cornette de

Saint Cyr hereby reserves the right

to exclude any or all successful bidder

who has not complied with these

conditions of sale from its future auction


The Auction House Cornette de Saint

Cyr is member of the Central Registry

for auctioneers for the prevention

of outstanding invoices of the auctioneers

where a default in payment

can be inscribed.

The debtor can access, modify or

make an opposition for a legitimate

reason before the SYMEV at the

following address: 15 rue Freycinet

75016 Paris.

All auction sales invoices remaining

unpaid or subject to delays in payment

may be added to the Auction

Access restriction file ‘TEMIS File’

maintained by Commissaires-Priseurs

Multimédia (CPM). Bidders

listed on the TEMIS File may face

restrictions on their bidding activity

at auctions and also be temporary

suspended of access to the www.interencheres.

com live service.

Bidders listed on the TEMIS File can

contest it or exercise their rights of

access, rectification and objection

under applicable data protection legislation

by submitting in writing by

post to CPM, 37 rue de Châteaudun

75009 Paris or by email to contact@ The bidder may also

submit a complaint to the CNIL,

3 Place de Fontenoy - TSA 80715 -

75334 Paris Cedex 07.

Important notifications relating to

the auction process will be sent to

the mail and postal address that the

bidder provided the auctioneer at

the time of the auction. The bidder

must notify the auction house of any

changes to their contact details.

Collection of purchases

No lot will be handed over to the purchasers

before all of the amounts

owed are settled.

ln the event of payment with a

non-certified cheque or by bank

transfer, delivery of the articles

may be differed until receipt of the

amounts owed. As soon as the auction

sale is concluded, the articles will

be placed under the purchaser’s full


With regard to the collection of lots

which have not been taken on the

date of the sale, you are advised to

contact the Auction House Cornette

de Saint Cyr prior to collection on +33

(0)1 47 27 11 24.

An appointment can be made to collect

small paintings and objects of

art at 6 avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris,

from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m.

to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to

6:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Fridays). Fifteen

days of free storage is offered.

Thereafter, the storage will be invoiced

at 36 euros inclusive of tax per

month and per lot (or 9 euros inclusive

of tax per week and per lot). If the

article is collected after the beginning

of the week payment for a full week

will be requested.

Furniture and in general terms any

bulky articles

are stored at our

partner’s warehouse. Storage costs

are to be paid by the purchaser

and will be invoiced directly by our

partners to the purchaser with the

tariffs in force as following: free of

charge the first two weeks of storage;

from the 15th day, a fee of €24 inclusive

of tax per two-week period (the

first two weeks after the auction will

also be invoiced from the 15th day, as

well as the following two weeks). In

addition to these storage fees, a handling

charge of €54 inclusive of tax is

to be included (not invoiced the first

two weeks). Hence, from the 15th day

after the auction, the total storage

and handling fees for the month will

be of €102 per item.

The Auction House will not be responsible

for the storage of articles.

Transport of the lots is to be carried

out at the successful bidder’s expense

and under their full responsibility.

Items subject to specific legislation

Sales of arms: Except as permitted

by law, only licence holders are able

to bid.

The sale of some items is governed by

the Washington Convention of the 3rd

March 1973 relative to the protection

of specimens and species threatened

by extinction (CITES). The buyers

have to check the legislation applicable

in their country before bidding.


Tax refund

The VAT will be refunded to the

buyers who are non-European Union

residents upon presentation to our

accountant of the export declaration

(SAD) of the good(s) purchased duly

endorsed by the competent customs

authority, within 3 months after the

sale. The export declaration must

mention the auction house Cornette

de Saint Cyr as the consignor and

the buyer as the consignee of the


The export of the works of art considered

as ‘cultural goods’ must be authorized

by the Ministry for the Arts

(see article L 111-2 of the Patrimony


The export to a country within the

European Union requires a certificate

of export issued by the Ministry of the

Arts with a delay up to 4 months.

This certificate could be asked by the

Auction House on behalf of the buyer

after the sale.

The export to a country outside the

European Union requires a certificate

of export as well as an export licence

and a customs declaration.

In this case, the buyer has to pass

through a transit company in order to

ask for these export authorizations.

The Ministry of the Arts issues or refuses

the certificate of export within

a maximum delay of 4 months and

the licence export need two further

weeks to be obtained.

The documents required must be presented

to the customs officers.

The law punishes to penalties the

person who exports or tries to export

a cultural good without the authorizations

required (see article L 114-1 of

the Patrimony Code).

The works of art are considered as

cultural goods according to their age

(generally from 50 years) and their value

(price with taxes included) which

varies by categories (€150,000 or

more for paintings, €15,000 or more

for prints…). These thresholds are set

by the decree n° 93-124 of the 29th

January 1993 and by the European

Regulation of the 18th December

2008 (n° 116/2009).

The buyer cannot make the export

certificate as a condition of his payment.

The Auction House is not responsible

for the delay or the refusal of the export

certificate from the Ministry for

the Arts.

Governing law and jurisdiction

These conditions of sale are governed

by French law. Any or all disputes

relating to the wording, validity

and performance that is not settled

amicably with the auction house or

through the Sale Council will be settled

by the court or competent jurisdiction

in Paris.

According to the law, all liability actions

against the auction house or the

expert of the sale are limited to five

years from the auction.

Compliance with the General Data

Protection Regulation (GDPR)

For its activities, our auction house

collects personal data regarding

sellers and buyers. Consequently,

sellers and buyers have right to access,

rectification and opposition on

their personal data contacting directly

the auction house. Our society

guarantees the confidentiality of the

data received. The auction house

could use the data in order to satisfy

its legal obligations or, with the client

agreement, for its activity (sale advertising).

The data could be forwarded

to the competent authorities when it

is required by the law and regulation.

Hammer prices can be found on the

internet site www.cornette-saintcyr.

com or upon request at the following

telephone number +33 (0) 1 47 27

11 24.