Musical Instruments

We have always organised sales of musical instruments, mainly stringed instruments. We currently work with Serge and Florent Boyer, luthiers and experts at the Paris Court of Appeal.

With one or two sales per year, we offer quality pieces to the French and international market.

From violin to cello to viola, from the 18th to the 20th century, signed or anonymous, these marvels of violin making have always fascinated. And the magic of the auction operates without taking into account the age, the condition or the signature but rather the soul of the instrument.


Beautiful violin and cello auctions

– Violin from the workshop of Hanibal FAGNOLA in Turin after the PRESSENDA model (with a label year 1829) 354 mm sold for 57.500€ TTC,
– Nice violin by Joseph Hel, made in Lille year 1892 n°292 359 mm sold 16.500€,
– Nice violin with label “Gand et Bernardel Frères fait à Paris 1884” and numbered 1130 358 mm sold for 8.900€.
– Interesting 7/8 cello bearing label “Ambroise de Comble made in Tournay in 1756”, 719 mm sold for €6,000

And who says strings, often says bows. It is important not to forget them because sometimes these beautiful pieces of precious wood can be worth more than the instruments they accompany. A bow marked Alfred LAMY sold for €6,000, another marked A.RICHAUME sold for double its estimate at €5,000 and another marked Victor FETIQUE sold for €3,700.

Also noteworthy are the results for vintage instruments with three Neapolitan mandolins from the second half of the 18th century selling for €1,600, €2,300 and €2,500 respectively.


Putting it up for sale, a tailor-made service

Aguttes will honour this noble discipline with a speciality sale in Neuilly-sur-Seine in June 2022 in collaboration with experts and luthiers Serge and Florent Boyer. After an exhibition of a few days, the first hammer blows will fall under the auctioneer’s hammer and will allow the curious of the auction, amateurs, collectors and museum institutions to be at our side in order to share our discoveries that we will be delighted to present.

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