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.
On November 2003, TAJAN sold a wrought iron side table at auction for $13,500, and improperly attributed it to French most-wanted designer Jean Royère. We fixed this!
On June 2001, WRIGHT auction house had a table lamp for sale at $2,500 and improperly attributed to Italian designer Gio Ponti. We fixed this!
In April 2007, TAJAN auction house advertised an art deco secretary for sale and wrongly attributed to DIM. We fixed this!
In May 2003, SOTHEBY'S Paris sold an armchair wrongly assigned to Jules Leleu for $79,700. We fixed this!
For years, auction houses, experts and art dealers have wrongly assigned this sideboard to Maxime Old. We fixed this!
On March 10, 2011, the world-famous auction house SOTHEBY’S sold a pair of wall sconces wrongly assigned to Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann. We fixed this!
On October 17th, 2013, an auction house listed a pair of lounge chairs estimated between $7,000 -$9,000, and wrongly assigned it to world famous French artist Jacques Quinet. We fixed this!
On January 22nd, 2016, MILLON, the Paris and Brussels based auction house, will have a pair of lounge chairs for sale, estimated at $6,500, (the pair) and incorrectly attributed to world famous Vladimir Kagan. We fixed this!
On October of 2001, WRIGHT, the Chicago based auction house sold a pair of lounge chairs for $5,700 incorrectly attributed to Italian designer Marco Zanuso. We fixed this!
On June 15th 1990, famous auction house SOTHEBY’S listed a pair of lamps estimated at $3,000 incorrectly attributed to the famous designer René Prou. We fixed this cold case!
On November 2002, auction house CHRISTIE’S, located in Paris, listed a wooden cabinet for an estimated price of $20,000, and falsely ascribed the artist as René Drouet. We fixed this!
On May 2006, SOTHEBY’S auction house — close to becoming more popular than Pablo Escobar since it got pulled over so many times by the DOCANTIC PATROL — listed a sideboard estimated at $330,000 and incorrectly attributed to the famous designer Jules Leleu. We fixed this!
On June 18th 2009 PIASA, a Paris based auction house, sold a silver-plated Puiforcat tea set dated 1928 for $1,700 (including the buyers premium). PIASA failed to provide the correct creation date. …We fixed this!
On May 3rd 2007, French auction house TAJAN listed a table, lot #142, estimated at $9,000 incorrectly attributed to the famous designer Jean Royère. We fixed this!