On Saturday 6th November, the TMV Federation are holding the ‘Nationale Dag van Waarde’ (National Valuation Day). The TMV is the overarching federation of certified brokers, appraisers, and auctioneers in moveable goods in the Netherlands. Since seven certified appraisers work at the Venduehuis in The Hague, we are participating in this first National Valuation Day.
Our colleague Manuela Sommeregger has successfully passed both the theory and practice examinations of the Federation TMV for Valuers of Modern and Contemporary Art. With this, she has joined the select company of only six certified valuers in this field in the Netherlands. We congratulate Manuela and are proud that she is part of the team of Venduehuis The Hague.
As of 25 September, as a result of the new corona measures, we have decided that it is no longer necessary to make an appointment to visit our viewing days and to bid in the auction room. However, we kindly request that you keep one and a half metres distance from other guests. If there is a large influx of guests on viewing days or during our hammer auctions, we may have to close the doors to new guests at times until there is enough room to let guests in again. We count on your understanding and cooperation.
On August 22, the name Venduehuis was mentioned in a broadcast of the TV program 'Undercover in the Netherlands' about the art trade in the Netherlands.
In May 1811, now 210 years ago, 69 notaries from The Hague met to draw up new rules for the auctioning of movable and immovable property. This was one of the requirements which Napoleon Bonaparte imposed on the Kingdom of Holland when he incorporated the country into the French empire. The meeting which led to the establishment of the Venduehuis der Notarissen in The Hague, became an almost pan-European event: French legislation applied to Dutch auctioneering and all of this in a chic, the Hague establishment that bore the name "The Parliament of England".
Venduehuis The Hague is monitoring the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are following the guidelines of https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19 . The safety and well-being of our clients and staff remains our top priority. Please check back regularly, as we will keep this page updated with information on any development.
Read an exclusive article by AD about the painting The coronation ceremony of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands by Indonesian Painter Raden Basoeki Abdullah (1915-1993) going under the hammer on November 18 in our Indonesian Art Sale. Click here to read the full article.
Following up on our successful Post-War & Contemporary Auction from October, we are offering in our online only auction ‘Modern & Contemporary Art, from 21 to 31 January 2021, the second part of the art collection of law firm Boekel De Nerée. Large- scale paintings from Elizabeth de Vaal, Rob Verf, Jan van der Pol, and John Loker together with small- scale works by Jan Smejkal, Dave Meijer, Gabriëlle van de Laak and Maarten Ploeg to name just a few, indicate the spectrum of this collection. Also included are prints by amongst others Carel Visser, Bas Meerman and Armando as well as 3-dimensional objects van Viktor IV and Jan van der Veer.
Within the framework of the Bill against money laundering, the Dutch government has decided that cash payments of € 3,000 or more are prohibited. Further, the Bill states that breaking up payments in small instalments is not allowed. These new regulations also apply to payments made at the Venduehuis The Hague after you purchased art and antiques.
First of all, you must be registered with the Venduehuis. You can fill in a registration form on our website. To participate in the auction, you must be logged in on our website. At the top of the screen you will see: SIGN IN. You click on log in, enter your email address and your password and click on log in once more.
Next Sunday, 11 October, there will be a home-made market in the Hofkwartier. The Nobelstraat is open to residents and visitors to the Venduehuis. Traffic via Kerkplein along the Grote- or St. Jacobskerk will not be possible.
View the PDF catalogue of the Post-War & Contemporary Art Auction on 14 & 15 October 2020 here.