Attribution Error: What and Who is next?
The table centerpiece stamped from la Maison d'orfevrerie Christofle titled "Sol Lunaire" and created in 1969, has been attributed to Tapio Wirkkala for decades but is NOT one of Wirkkala's artworks! Is this even surprising at all?
This vase is assigned to Gio Ponti and Lino Sabatini for more than 20 years. Enough is enough...Now we have to fix this...
Description error for a lamp by Richard SAPPER
Bibliographical references strongly help increase the value of a piece of furniture, which explains why they appear almost every time in the most prestigious auction houses’ design catalogs.
On October 20th 2006, SOTHEBY’S sold a desk and a matching armchair for $21,600 improperly assigned to maxime Old. DOYLE sold the set on April 8th, 2013. We fixed this!
On June 2017, French auction house ADER sold a set of wall lamps, but failed to provide the name of the artist. He even assigned the set to the wrong Artist... We fixed this!
In April and November 2015, PIASA sold wooden lounge chairs at auction for a total $26,000, and improperly assigned them to Italian most-wanted designer Gio Ponti. We fixed this!
On December 15th, 2016, PIASA auction house had a table for sale and improperly assigned it to René Prou. We fixed this!
So many companies provide online valuation services thanks to the art market mutation. But what are these services really worth? Are they reliable? DOCANTIC conducted an experiment by comparing established players to the newcomers that also provide online valuation services.