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Archives de la Ville de Paris

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Title

Archives de la Ville de Paris

Subject
Records of some of the Commissaires-Priseurs (Public Auctioneers)

Description
These archives include records of some of the commissaires-priseurs (auctioneers) of public auctions in France. These records contain "procès verbaux," or transcriptions of activities of the auctions, as well as information about buyers and sellers. The archives include a detailed index of records held on site, which allows researchers to verify whether a specific auctioneer's document for a specific date is at the archives. The records also include a chronological register of sales between 1939-1948.

Permission to access the files and documents of a particular auctioneer must be obtained in advance from him or his current business descendant. To obtain the name and address of the business descendant, contact:
Syndicat des Commissaires-Priseurs de Paris
9, rue Drouot
75009 Paris, France
Tel.: +33 1 48 00 20 20
Fax: +33 1 48 00 20 73

Only after permission has been given researchers are allowed to consult the documentation available at the archives or its annex in Villemoisson.

Contact Information
Archives de la Ville de Paris
18, boulevard Sérurier
75019 Paris, France
Tel.: +33 1 53 72 41 23
Fax: +33 1 53 72 41 34

Archives de la Ville de Paris
Centre Annexe
3, route de Corbeil
91360 Villemoisson-sur-Orge, France
Tel.: 33 1 69 51 53 77
Fax: 33 1 69 46 22 30

Source
N. H. Yeide, K. Akinsha, A. L. Walsh (eds), AAM Guide to Provenance Research, Washington 2001, pp. 119-120


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