Auctions : How to buy ?

The details shown in the catalogue are drawn up by Osenat with the diligence required for a voluntary sales company selling furniture at public auction, subject to any corrections displayed in the saleroom before the sale starts, or any announced at the start of the sale by the person authorised to conduct it, which are then included in the sale report. 
The details indicated are based on information provided by the seller, and on scientific, technical and artistic knowledge or opinions generally recognised by experts and specialists, and which exist at the time these details are indicated.

Condition reports are available on request. 
All goods are sold in the condition they are found in at the time of the sale, with all their imperfections and defects. No claims can be accepted for minor restorations or minor damage.  
It is the responsibility of prospective bidders to examine each lot before the sale and satisfy themselves that each lot matches its description. Re-lining, frames and finings constituting a protective measure, not a defect, will not be indicated. Measurements are given for information only.  
At the presale viewing, all potential buyers will have a chance to inspect each object on offer before the sale, in order to examine their characteristics, size and any repairs or restoration work.  

Presale viewings are open to everybody, free of charge.  

Bids can be made by people in the room, by telephone or by absentee bid. Requests for telephone bidding and absentee bids must be sent to Osenat at least 24 hours before the sale, by fax to +33 1 64 22 38 94, or by email to
As most of the staff at Osenat are multilingual, you can ask to bid in the language of your choice.   

Sales costs can vary depending on the sale. To find out more, you should refer to the general conditions of the sale concerned.   

Buyers can pay for their purchases as follows:
- by bank transfer
- by bank card ( Visa or MasterCard)
- in cash, if they are private individuals whose fiscal domicile is in France, for sums equal to or 
less than €3,000  
- by cheque, with proof of identity.

The sales administration service is available to answer any questions, 
- by email at 
- by telephone at +33 1 80 81 90 06

According to article L321-14 of the French Commercial code, "if the successful bidder fails to pay after notification to do so has remained without a response, the item is put up for sale again at the request of the seller as a crazy bid of the defaulting bidder; if the seller does not express this wish within one month of the date on which the item was knocked down, the sale is cancelled as of right, without prejudice to any damages due by the defaulting successful bidder."  

Osenat is a member of the auctioneers' central register for the prevention of non-payments, to which problems of non-payment may be referred. 
Rights of access, correction and opposition for a legitimate reason can be exercised by the debtor concerned with SYMEV, 15 rue Freycinet 75016 Paris. 

Objects can only be handed over after the bill of sale has been paid in full. Storage costs are invoiced by Osenat to buyers who have not withdrawn their purchases 15 days after the sale, as follows:

-         €10 per day for an item of furniture 
-         € per day for an object or a painting;

The shipping service is available for the transport of purchases both in France and abroad. 

With Chronopost, DHL, UPS, specialist companies and freight agents, we can offer various suitable solutions. 

Contact: +33 1 80 81 90 14 or