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5 – 7 December: auction Winter Tales

Albéric Collin (1886-1962). Two Nile antelopes. Est.: € 6000-8000

Viewing days
30 November – 4 December

Live auction
5 December | 2pm | Winter Tales (lot 1-321)
6 December | 2pm | Works on Paper I + Comics (lot 1000-1282)
6 December | 7pm | Works on Paper II (lot 1500-1626)
7 December | 2pm | Blind traveler finds a home I (lot 2000-2284)
7 December | 7pm | Blind traveler finds a home II (lot 2300-2456)

Catalogue online
all sessions from 17 november onwards
PDF session ‘Blind Traveler’ already from 8 november onwards

From 5 to 7 December, Bernaerts Auctioneers will hold its ‘Winter Tales’ auction. Over the course of 3 days, over 1,100 lots will be featured, spread over 5 sessions, with no fewer than 850 entries in the ‘Work on Paper’ segment – or about three-quarters of the offerings.

The classic auction around Art and Antiques on Tuesday 5 December is characterised by a lot of variety. A Florentine or Flemish tapestry (lot 4) thus shares the walls with a 17th-century panel showing dancing peasants in front of the inn ‘In den Hertog van Beyren’ (lot 6) while a large ‘Adoration’ by Cornelis De Vos (lot 11) is presented next to a more worldly ‘conversation piece’ by Peter-Jacob Horemans. There are also 19th-century orientalist canvases (lots 39 and 40), a small ensemble of antique furniture and bronze.

When it comes to Antwerp, we would like to point out a sculpture by Albéric Collin (lot 102), a small canvas by Eugeen Van Mieghem (lot 125), a Franck table from the Art-Déco period (lot 112) or another monumental ‘Bacchanal‘ inspired by Alma Tadema, saved from demolition (lot 117).

Also featured are some designer furniture including a red lacquered secretaire by Emiel Veranneman from 1970 (lot 267), Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Chairs from 1960 (lot 227), terracotta sculptures by Hanneke Beaumont (lots 237-241) and 20th-century painting by Sophie Kuyken, among others.

After some 90 jewels, the first session will conclude with the auction of a series of painted toilet bowls (lots 306-321), for the benefit of two Belgian patient associations CCV-vzw and asbl Crohn RCUH, which work to represent the interests of the more 30 000 Belgians suffering from chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

'Clair de lune sur la côte de Norvège', 1850.
Hanneke Beaumont (°1947). Sitting figure. Est.: € 10000 - 12000

On 6 and 7 December, there will also be four sessions of Works on Paper, which will include the collection of the late Patrick Kuppens, manager of the Ghent antiquarian bookshop De Blinde Reiziger (‘The Blind Traveler’).

For more info on the Works on Paper offer, click here.

René Heyvaert (1929-1984). 'kalmpjes man!'. Est.: € 1500-2000

Nearby underground parking: Kooldok or Steendok (5 min walking distance)

Collecting your goods
By appointment and after receipt of payment from Monday 11 December to Friday 22 December (9.00-12.00 & 13.00-17.00) and Saturday 16 December (10.00-13.00).

Frequently asked questions

You can place bids in four different ways:

  1. In our room Platform, Verlatstraat 18, Antwerp.
    You receive a bid number after registration at the front desk, from 30 minutes before the start of the auction.
    Commission = 25%
  2. Online: you can submit a ‘prebid’ or you can bid along ‘live’ during the auction.
    There are 3 platforms you can use: Bernaerts Live or the app ‘Auctioneers Bernaerts’, Invaluable of Drouotonline
    During the auction, you log in to follow the auction live and to place your bids.
    Commission = 28%
  3. Place an absentee bid via the online catalogue or mail a completed form to info(at) at the latest 12h prior to the live auction. The auctioneer will try to acquire your lot at the most advantageous price possible.
    Commission = 25%
  4. Request a telephone line via the online catalogue or mail a completed telephone bid form to info(at), at the latest 12h prior to the live auction. One of our team members will call you during the auction to bid live.
    Commission = 25%