uk.drouot.com is an online platform.
Auctions are organized by auctioneers located in France or worldwide.
Their contact details are available on their online catalogue in the section “Auctioneer”.
Find the objets of your dreams
Our search engine specialised in the art market is designed to facilitate your search: make your choice by keyword, specialty, price-range, date of sale, location of sale, or auction house, and gain direct access to a selection of objects made for you.
Mark your objects as favourites and access them through your account and in the menu bar.
Before bidding, any user of Drouot.com must create an account. This personal account states your identity, preferences, works of art selected as "favourites" and allows to register to a sale before bidding.
Live auctions are live streams of physical auctions.
With this live stream, bidders can watch a sale and bid live, as if they were physically attending the auction.
Online auctions are exclusively digital sales. There is no physical public exhibition nor auction. Works of art are offered during a fixed period (often one or two weeks) and users can bid until the end of the auction.
Buy now sales are not auctions. They are sales where the works of art are offered at a fixed price. When clicking on “Buy now”, users will be directed to the payment module.
PARTICIPATE IN AN AUCTION
There are three ways of participating in an auction. Whatever the chosen way, users must have registered to an auction.
When bidding live, users must click the “xxx” button to express the wish to overbid. The Digital clerk, physically present in the auction saleroom will take the user’s bid and express it to the auctioneer.
By leaving an automatic bid, you authorize our system will bid for you and never exceed the amount you asked. The auctioneer does not know the amount you set up. During the sale, our system will bid for you respecting auction's progression. You benefit from the guarantee of a purchase at the fairest price if you win the auction.
An absentee bid is a warrant forwarded to the auctioneer, which indicates the maximum amount that you are willing to pay for the lot. Before the auction, the auctioneer will review your bid. During the sale, the auctioneer bids on your behalf up to the limit you have set. You can place an absentee bid for all sales which have a catalogue on uk.drouotonline.com, whether or not they are broadcast live.
In case of further enquiries, consult our help section and the FAQ (frequently asked questions) or contact our customer service department:
• N° Indigo : 0 825 008 116