Quotation / Price on request

How are antiques, works of art and collectors' items priced?

Since our antique furniture and works of art are not subject to serial production and are usually to be regarded as one-offs, it is very difficult to quote a price, since the value of the furniture is based on its age, refurbishment and condition. Furthermore, regional and market narrowness are an important criterion for setting a price. For these reasons, too, the legislator has excluded the pricing of antiques from the Price Indication Ordinance and gives dealers more leeway in setting prices.

Our information on prices corresponds to the specifications of the Price Indication Ordinance (PAngV) of the current version. The following are excluded from the award of prizes:

Works of art, collectors' items and antiques within the meaning of Chapter 97 of Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the customs tariff and statistical nomenclature and the Common Customs Tariff (OJ L 256 of 7 September 1987, p. 1), which was last amended by the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2159 (OJ L 431 of 21.12.2020, p. 34).

Only when product descriptions have a price indication do they represent a non-binding price recommendation and therefore an OFFER from the seller, and the Price Indication Ordinance (PAngV) applies.

Products that do not have a price tag and are provided with "Price on request" are not to be regarded as offers but as ADVERTISING. Only when we inform you of a price on request will we disclose and name the comprehensive final prices including VAT and additional costs for shipping or transport. We are then obliged to display prices in accordance with the Price Indication Ordinance, since we are making you an OFFER with a price.