The auctioned goods including the commission should be paid for directly following the end of the Auction by cash or debit card. You can immediately take your items with you or you can pick them up in the same week on work days between 9.30am and 4.30pm. If your bid was in writing or by telephone or Internet, you will automatically receive an invoice. After payment, your goods can be collected.
Price estimates and descriptions
In our catalogue we list the expected proceeds of each lot to indicate sales prices. We must emphasise this is an estimate; the hammer price may turn out higher but also lower than estimated.
We do our utmost to provide accurate estimations, but please consider them educated opinions rather than absolute facts.
Condition of items
Any flaws and restorations of the lots are not systematically listed. You are expected to assess the condition of the lots during our viewing days. Should you wish to receive additional information about a specific lot, please contact us to request a report of its condition.
Please keep in mind photos in our catalogue and on our website may not always be true to life.
Written: If you are unable to be personaly present, you can submit a written bid. Send us an email with the precise lot number you are interested in, name the maximum amount to pay and give your full name, address with postal code and telephone number. You can also complete the commission bid form and return by fax, email or hand in. The Venduehuis will try and buy your lot at the most advantageous price. There are no additional costs for this service. Your email or commission form should be in our possession 24 hours prior to the commencement of the auction. Please do not forget the commision. Your maximum price is the same as your maximum price if you put your hand up in the auction room; the cost of sale is added to the hammer price.
Four ways to bid: in person, written, online or by telephone
In person at the Auction: please read “Operational procedure”
Telephone: There is another way to put in an offer and that is by telephoning during the actual Auction. This only applies to lots with an estimate of more than € 500. If you wish to be called by one of our Staff during the Auction, please let us know in writing 24 hours prior to the Auction. We cannot accept telephone requests for this service. Once again, we do not charge for this service and we assure you we will endeavour to put in the lowest possible bid.
Online: How to find your way in the online catalogue
To view the catalogue online, click “online catalogues”. There are various categories, “veilingrubrieken”, to choose from. Select a category from the menu “veilingrubrieken” on the right side and click on.
- Paintings, water colours, drawings (Schilderijen, aquarellen en tekeningen)
- Graphics (Grafiek)
- European Porcelain and Pottery (Europees porselein en aardewerk)
- Chinese Porcelain and Pottery (Chinees porselein en aardewerk)
- Japanese Porcelain and Pottery (Japans Porselein en Aardewerk)
- Crystal and Glass (Kristal en Glaswerk)
- Gold and Jewellery (Goud en Juwelen)
- Silver (Zilver )
- Oriental silver (Oriëntaals zilver)
- Mirrors, Lamps, Clocks, Mantel clockx (Spiegels, Lampen, Klokken en Pendules)
- Furniture (Meubels)
- Miscellaneous (Varia)
The category will come up with a list of “kavelnummers” or lot numbers, a photo (most often) which can be enlarged by clicking on the photo itself, and a description of the item plus an estimated price.
You will need to register first by completing the registration form online and sending the completed form to us by email. We do need a copy of your passport or identity card. This can either be sent by email or brought in personally. Upon receipt of the required proof of identity you will automatically receive a confirmation. You can then log on to leave your bid.
The auction room and the webcast open 15 minutes preceding the start of the auction. At the moment the webcast is open, you can enter the live auction with the button ‘live auction’ in the headmenu.
In general, around 80 to 100 lots are auctioned per hour. However, as we cannot guarantee this, please allow a wide margin.
Collection of purchased items
Bought items will be held for you free of charge for 5 working days after the last auction day. You can collect your purchase(s) at the collection desk after proof of payment, on work days between 9.30 and 16.30hrs. After 5 days we will have to charge you warehouse costs at € 2.50 per lot per day. We advise you to bring your own packing material for your purchases.
Costs and terms and conditions
You are expected to have paid and collected your items within 5 working days after the last auction date. You can pay cash, debit card or credit card at the desk. Keep in mind that for credit card payment, we charge a fee of 2,5% per sale and we don’t accept American Express. Please check this with your own bank. You can also pay by bank transfer or by Paypal. For Paypal-payment we charge 5% extra on the total amount.
For costs as well as terms and conditions, please visit this page.