Estimate of your works of art and home contents

To find out if your works of art are eligible for one of our auctions we recommend to send us first some pictures of the object(s). A clear picture of the item or some overview pictures of home contents give our experts a first impression about the quality and the sales possibilities of your item(s). Please note that we cannot give you an immediate estimate at that point.

You can send us these pictures by post, email ( or using the intakeform. Please provide a brief description, dimensions and eventually the origin of the item, as well as, if possible, signature, date, material and/or flaws. To the extent possible, your request will be answered within a week after sending. If your request is deemed positive, then we will ask you to bring your item(s) to our offices for a more accurate estimate. This estimate is free and non-binding. For important pieces and large home contents, we will gladly visit you at home. Auction House Bernaerts relies upon external experts for certain domains like, among others, works of European masters of top quality, design, jewellery, weapons and Asian art. In certain cases, the costs of this kind of estimate can be charged to the seller. Our experts will inform you about this matter in advance.

Valuation for mutual share-out/insurance/notary

Our experts are at your disposal to draw up a valuation report of your art collection, for private use, for notaries or for insurance companies. The costs for such an appraisal are discussed in advance: depending on the amount of the collection, the costs will based a flat rate or a percentage. In this latter case, you must count 3% of the lowest valuation fork. Important: you will be refunded for this percentage if you decide to present the item (s) for auction within the year following the date of the appraisal.

In that case, those item (s) will be sold with a seller's fee of 12% instead of 15%, thus making the appraisal free of charge. A flat-rate valuation amounts to € 250 for the first hour (€ 150 starting from the second hour) plus travel and dictation costs (at a rate of € 0.50 per km), VAT not included. These costs cannot be recovered.

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