The Chatou Fair is organised by the most important antiques trade association in France, the SNCAO-GA. It accepts as exhibitors only professional dealers who are members of the association and proposed by their peers. The association stands guarantor of the quality of exhibits and requires exhibitors to truthfully present the objects that they sell. Irrespective of value or period, the essential requirement is that an object should be correctly described and sold for what it really is, to avoid the sale of new or fraudulent copies of antique originals.

This is tLOGO CEFAhe reason for the presence at the fair of experts from the CEFA, a company of experts affiliated to the SNCAO-GA. Their role is to examine the exhibits and, if necessary, have them withdrawn from the fair. They provide free certification of the authenticity and quality of the goods on offer, draw up certificates of authenticity on request and provide free advice to buyers.

Their activity underpins the fair’s long-term reputation for excellence.

 

Official experts at the Chatou Fair :  Robert Gaillard,  CEFA expert in furniture,  art objects and old master paintings ; and Blandine Cambazard,  CEFA expert in gemology  and antique and modern jewelery.

crédit Sébastien Siraudeau

Antiquités, brocante, galeries d'art, produits du terroir