General Art and Antiques Sale 3 – 17 November 2021

Our General Art and Antiques Sale will take place in 21 ‘live’ sessions to be held between 3 November and 17 November. It is a traditional auction held in a sale room, with a limited amount of bidders in the auction room. (Live Webcast Auction)
Click here for the separate PDF of the ‘live online’ sale schedule of November.

Buyer’s premium is 29,5% including VAT.

Bid ‘live online’
Login to follow the ‘live online’ session in which the lot or lot numbers of your interest will come up for auction and to bid ‘live online’.


Absentee bids
You can place a maximum absentee bid on our online catalogue. We will try to acquire your requested lot for the lowest amount as possible during these ‘live session’. Bidding starts at the lowest estimate (except, if due to more absentee bids, we have to start at a higher amount). The auctioneer bids on your behalf (only if needed, due to other bids) up to your maximum bid. You will not receive any e-mails if your absentee bid is outbid, nor is your absentee bid visible for others.

Telephone bid
Requesting a telephone bid is possible for lot numbers with a low estimate of ca. € 400,- or higher. Due to limited telephone lines we prefer you to bid ‘live online’ or leave an maximum absentee bid on our online-catalogue. Please send us your request for phone bidding by e-mail to

Please note that you need to be registered and approved before it possible to place a bid. When registered and approved, your account is valid for all sessions in this, and future auctions

A new customer?
Click the button ‘register’ on top of our homepage and fill in the form. After your registration you will receive an automatic email (check your spamfolder) with a request for a copy of your ID. Only after receiving your ID we can complete your registration and approve your account for bidding. Please note that we need your ID at least 24 hrs. before the auction starts. Only then we can guarantee to approve your account in time.

Condition reports/viewing
Condition reports and additional images can be requested by sending an e-mail to

If you require any additional information or images, our specialists are happy to provide this by e-mail, phone or videocall. Please note that we have already anticipated by placing multiple images of lot numbers in the online catalogue and mostly damages etc. are mentioned in the description of the lots.

Shipping and collecting

Purchases can be send to you to any address around the world. For this service we work together with easy2send. When using this link: Veilinggebouw de Zwaan – Easy2send – Direct Free  you can request a quote before you decide to bid, or after you purchased one or more lot numbers. Once you paid us for your purchase(s), and paid easy2send for the shipping, they will take over collecting, packing and sending. For pieces that are too big or heavy to send in a normal package, you can also request a quote by easy2send, or contact us for other possibilities

Collecting is possible by appointment. An appointment tool for collecting will be online once the auction starts.

We can arrange delivery of larger pieces within Holland by the two transport companies we work with regularly, or have your purchased lot numbers picked up by a transport company of your choice.

M. Riksen Verhuizingen
Witbolstraat 42, 1032 LD Amsterdam
Tel.: 020 – 63 11 540 Mob. : 06 – 53 48 97 97

Costs: € 90,- per hour ex VAT (two movers and a van)

Joost Habing Kees Transport
tt Neveritaweg 15R, 1033 WB Amsterdam
Tel.: 06 – 29 51 29 65

Costst: € 45,- per hour incl VAT (Bus and driver)