Quod si rectum statuerimus vel concedere amicis, quidquid velint, vel impetrare ab iis, quidquid velimus, perfecta quidem sapientia si simus, nihil habeat res vitii; sed loquimur de iis amicis qui ante oculos sunt, quos vidimus aut de quibus memoriam accepimus, quos novit vita communis. Ex hoc numero nobis exempla sumenda sunt, et eorum quidem maxime qui ad sapientiam proxime accedunt.
AT THE GALLERY :
DE NOTER David
DE TOURNEMINE Charles
DEVILLE CHABROLLE Marie-Paule
DUPRAY Henry Louis
GROS Baron (atlier)
GUERIN Pierre-Narcisse (atelier)
LA LYRE Adolphe
LE CORBUSIER Charles-Edouard Jeanneret
LE MAYEUR DE MERPRES Jean
LE SIDANER Henri
LE VÉEL Armand
Pierre de SOUZY and Pierre-Edouard de SOUZY are members of the
Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA)
Pierre-Edouard de SOUZY in a registred expert at the
Chambre Européenne des Experts-Conseil en Œuvres d’Art (C.E.C.O.A.)
If you are seeking to sell, request an estimate or purchase a painting, don’t hesitate to contact us
If you wish to contact us to obtain information about authenticating, valuing, pricing, or any other artistic or commercial matter relating to the work in your possession (painting, sculpture or objet d’art), send us an email or letter with your details, including where possible the name of the artist, the dimensions of the work, and one or more photographs. We will respond as soon as possible. This service is wholly free of charge.
Purchases are made in cash and incur no additional fees on the part of the seller. Payment certified immediately. Confidentiality guaranteed.
If you wish to obtain a written document with an official value, often required in the context of insurance valuation, inheritance, inventory, or division, we can also provide expert assessments of paintings or objets d’art. This service incurs a fee.
Our painting restorations are undertaken by an expert restorer certified by the bodies Monuments Historiques and Musées de France. Quotations on request.
Our specialisms are 19th and 20th-century painting and sculpture, belle-époque, orientalist, historical and modern works.
Our over 40 years of experience today allows us to offer French and foreign collectors alike an extensive choice of quality works guaranteed by our professionalism.
Our acquisitions are made above all from private individuals who have acquired or inherited works that no longer suit their tastes or aspirations, or which they simply choose to sell.
Our selection is rigorous both in terms of quality and authenticity, thus establishing a relationship of trust between buyers and sellers.
We have uploaded a (non-exhaustive) list of painters and artists, allowing you to quickly find the name of the creator of the painting or work of art you possess if you are seeking our expertise or an estimate.
Our free estimates department – purchases
Our guarantee of seriousness, fairness and confidentiality
An initial numeric estimate is provided to you free of charge upon receipt of photographs or a brief description, quickly followed where desired by direct, personalized contact. The transaction, if you choose to go ahead, will be carried out on a basis that is satisfactory, fair and agreeable to both parties. It will take into account developing trends in the art market. We settle all our purchases in cash or by cheque, regardless of the amount. The sales formalities are straightforward and confidentiality is guaranteed. We do not charge any additional fees to sellers.
Why come to our gallery ?
The total amount of “fees and commissions” charged today by Auction Houses often reach 40 % or even more of the sale price (and this is usually before insurance costs), heavily penalising potential sellers, as well as buyers. Payment for lots sold at auction are generally made after a period of at least five weeks, subject to the successful bidder completing payment. Delays of three to six months between deposition of the merchandise and settlement of the payment are common.
Our gallery guarantees IMMEDIATE PAYMENT upon mutual agreement of the purchase value of the piece you wish to sell.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO ARE WE ?
Pierre de SOUZY has been an antiquarian since 1966. He is a member of the French National Union of Antique Dealers (SNA), and is an expert in Historical Souvenirs and Collectible Weapons.
Pierre-Edouard de SOUZY is an expert in 19th and 20th-century paintings. He is a member of the European Chamber of Expert Advisors in Fine Art (CECOA).
Our experience and our knowledge of the art market enable us to offer collectors from around the world a unique choice of guaranteed, certified works. Our selection is rigorous both in terms of quality and authenticity, thus establishing a relationship of trust between buyers and sellers. Each piece offered for sale by the gallery has been subjected to a meticulous examination, allowing us to guarantee strict authenticity.
WHAT ARE OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE ?
Our main field of business concerns 19th and 20th-century painting and sculpture: Belle-Époque, Orientalist, Historical and Modern works. However, our taste and eclecticism mean we sometimes include works from other specialist areas in our collections.
DO WE OFFER FREE ESTIMATES ?
This service is completely free of charge, confidential and entails no commitment on the part of the party requesting the estimate. Our free estimates are normally provided on the basis of photographs or documents sent to us via email. We can swiftly provide you with an approximate value for the piece. This estimate is based on market prices and our personal evaluation. We maintain a constantly-updated database together with extensive documentation that allows us to quickly provide a detailed response to a query. Since this information is provided free of charge on the basis of non-binding documents, it entails no obligation on the part of the gallery.
HOW DO I OBTAIN A FREE ESTIMATE FOR MY ARTWORK ?
The preferred method is to write us an email accompanied where possible by a photograph, giving the dimensions of the work and name of the artist. You can also send your request by post. We will reply to you in the shortest possible time. You can also make an appointment to present the works to us in your home or in our gallery.
DO WE OFFER FREE EXPERT ASSESSMENT CERTIFICATES ?
This is a document with legal value. This document is often required in the context of an inheritance, division, inventory, insurance valuation, etc. This service incurs a fee.
WHAT FEES DOES A SALE INCUR ?
None. The agreed price is fully paid to you in cash. Delivery and transport are charged to the gallery.
WHY COME TO US TO SELL YOUR ARTWORK ?
The seriousness and expertise of our gallery are your best guarantee. If a sale is made, it will be fair, sincere, and incur no extra fees for the seller. We regularly travel around France and abroad, offering the opportunity for us to make an appointment in your home.
HOW IS PAYMENT MADE FOR A SALE BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT?
Immediate payment by bank cheque, regardless of the amount of the transaction. In light of the trade rules of our profession, no sale can be made without the presentation of a valid identity document. A friendly sales agreement will then be drawn up between the two parties.
Artists sought by the gallery
Galerie Pierre and Pierre-Edouard de Souzy
Paintings and Sculptures of the 19th and 20th century
On September 1, 2001, Pierre de Souzy and his son Pierre-Edouard opened their new gallery on Place Beauvau, at the heart of the most prestigious zone of the Paris art market.
These new premises are a logical continuation of “L’Aigle Impériale”, opened in 1964 and for over 35 years an unmissable destination for collectors from around the world, lovers of antique weapons, armour and historic objects of the highest level, establishing Pierre de Souzy’s international reputation. It also follows the “Le Sphinx” gallery, opened in 1985, which allowed him to extend the reach of his business to painting, sculpture and objets d’art, and of which his son Pierre-Edouard—a specialist in 19th and 20th-century art—became director in 1996.
Today, the two components of the business come together at the gallery on Place Beauvau and offer collectors the possibility of traveling through history to the different periods evoked over the four floors, moving from the grandeur of the Empire’s apogee, to the splendour of the Second Empire and the Belle Epoque, following the rhythm of pieces selected with the most discerning care.
On the ground floor and mezzanine, a wide range of paintings produced in the late 19th and mid 20th centuries cover the principal currents of the period, from Orientalism to Neoclassicism, and from Romanticism to historical subjects, together with Russian post-Impressionists.
Greater attention is now paid to modern painting, with the gallery specializing in the works of Bernard Buffet, Jean-Gabriel Domergue, Andre Lanskoy, Victor Vasarely and Georges Mathieu.
An extensive selection of animal sculptures are displayed next to the works by artists who devoted their talent to the Eternal Feminine, alternating with items of furniture carefully selected for their originality. The lower level of the gallery, meanwhile, has recently been redecorated in a style typical of the end of the 19th century, and provides a setting for more intimate works.
Pierre and Pierre-Edouard de Souzy are members of the French National Union of Antique Dealers (Syndicat National des Antiquaires, SNA)
Pierre-Edouard de Souzy is a registered expert at the CECOA (European Chamber of Expert Advisors in Fine