Deal closed – “But why?”, “That’s nonsense, let me tell you”, “Two experts for 35 euros”: Internet users disappointed by a strange sequence of double expertise

Screen capture France 2 live / Deal closed

This Thursday, October 6, 2022, in a case closed on France 2, an object brought by a seller was exceptionally valued by two auctioneers instead of normally just one. Something that raises questions and makes the viewer believe that it is a prestige object. But their disappointment was great, as they expressed on Twitter…

Two experts instead of one, this is the little bonus that a certain Michelle benefited from this Thursday, October 6, 2022 in the deal made on France 2. This shop assistant, who above all loves to look after her grandchildren and to paint, brought them to the set an extremely sophisticated tea set, also known as “head to head”. Sophie Davant was welcomed in the treasure room by the two auctioneers Harold Hessel and Enora Alix, who were greatly appreciated by the audience. Was this exception explained by the fact that this service had a special feature? Harold and Enora’s explanations quickly answered that question.

After pointing out that the teapot was in perfect condition and that all the elements were gilded, Harold Hessel wanted to clarify that the service was genuine Limoges porcelain. A very good point for the seller, despite the lack of information on the exact manufacture. However, the expert also wanted to quickly announce that the set is not very old, at most from the 70s. “I think it was quite expensive back then and sometimes we didn’t dare to use it for fear of breaking it. regretted Enora, who obviously would have liked to see the signs of the times.

And the downsides of the expert known for making small estimates didn’t stop there. According to her, despite its great delicacy and quality, this tea service is no longer really contemporary. “Today, tastes have changed a bit and we take less time for that one-on-one conversation. As a result, we have less utility for tea or coffee service and that’s not what sells best…”. A judgment largely shared by Harold Hessel, who also said that it was not easy for this type of object to find a buyer… The auctioneers then collectively settled on an estimate of 35 euros.

Two experts for one dining area

The amazement was at its peak on Twitter: But why bring in two experts for such an anecdotal tea set when even more remarkable objects can be appreciated by one person? In the same episode, a gas pump from the beginning of the 20th century or an old letter box did not receive a double assessment. The lack of logic of the production made the twittos skeptical on the subject … Especially since a few weeks ago they complained about the arrival of “pairs of sellers”, an equally useless novelty in their eyes.

On the part of the seller Michelle, all hopes were still high when she entered the auction room, where the prices offered are sometimes significantly higher than the estimates. With good reason, because buyer Anne-Catherine Verwaelde fell in love with the “tête à tête”, which she found to be “sweet” and “very sophisticated”. His suggestion was accepted by the seller, who eventually left with the sum of 100 euros. Enough to allow her to spoil her grandchildren as she wished…

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