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Before the sale

You can access our sales calendar, available on this site.
Each sale is announced in advance; sales are public and open to all.
You also have the possibility of subscribing to our NEWSLETTERS, which will be tailored to the specific areas of interest that you will have indicated.
We organise public exhibitions prior to each sale, open to all, thus allowing you to examine the objects up for sale.
We are naturally also at your disposal to provide information on the lots and any further information you may require.

Bidding during the sale

Several possibilities are available to you

- Bidding in the auction room

Upon arrival, you are invited to register in order to receive a number permitting you to bid during the auction. New bidders are required to present official identification in order to register.

- Leaving a written purchase order

Should you be unable to attend the sale, we will undertake to execute your purchase order and commit ourselves to obtaining the best possible price.
Purchase orders can be sent by email desk@arteal.ch or by sms/WhatsApp at +41
77 240 08 06.
You can also use the purchase order form available on our website. This purchase order, duly completed and signed, must be accompanied by a copy of an identity document and your bank details.

- Leaving a telephone order

You may ask to be called during the auction; in this case, a member of our team will contact you to follow the auction live. In order for your request to be taken into consideration it should reach us 24 hours prior to the sale, and it is required that the lot estimate be greater or equal to CHF300.

Purchase order form to be filled in

- How to bid online?

From our website and the Drouot Digital platform, you have the possibility of bidding remotely.
There are two types of internet sales: "Live" and "Online".

Live sales
are auctions held physically in the auction room and retransmitted live.
Via platforms (e.g. Drouot Digital, Auction, Invaluable etc) you can bid
in real time on sales, as if you actually were in the auction room. It is possible to register
up to 2 hours before to follow the sale and bid from your computer. You also have
the possibility to leave a written purchase order before the start of the sale.

Online sales
are auctions taking place exclusively on the internet.
You may bid from the opening of the sale and for several days, until the adjudication.

Paying and withdrawing your purchases
The opening hours for the handover of the lots are specified in the documents linked to the sale, as well as on the payment slips.
Buyers must pay the adjudication price with the addition of our commission of 20% excluding tax (i.e. 21.54 % incl. taxes).
For lots marked with an * (asterisk) indicating imported lots, VAT ( 7.7 % ) due by
the buyer is calculated on the adjudication price plus commission.

You have the possibility to pay for your purchases:
in cash up to CHF100,000
by bank transfer
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by direct debit card (PostCard and Maestro) or credit card (Visa and Mastercard)
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All you need to know about the legal and juridical aspect: our general terms and conditions of auction sales