Who are we ?
We are above all a team of enthusiasts, driven by the discovery and promotion of works of art.
Our auction house aims to be modern, dynamic, and accessible to all.
At the origin of this company, Laudine and Jacques de Pas, husband and wife in life, they met in the heart of the Drouot auction house, in Paris, more than fifteen years ago.
The couple complements each other through their skills. When Laudine is always looking for a new idea to organize new events, Jacques has his nose buried in a book to be ever more precise in his expertise.
For more than ten years, the duo has been carrying out inventories, valuation days, and of course auctions.
The name FW Auction refers to France / Wallonia. France and Belgium being two countries home to many treasures, we are keen to present them to the whole world.
As with any business, the market is constantly evolving and changing. We closely monitor the market every day, we do a lot of communication work through social networks, websites and the specialized press.
It would be illusory to think that an auction can still be held only with the physical presence of an audience, we are therefore present on all digital online auction platforms such as Drouot Live or Invaluable. With an average of more than 1000 bidders on the internet at each sale we sell on all continents. Shipments and transport of batches are very easy via our specialized partner companies.
Alix de Valonne is our sales clerk/manager. With all her experience, she takes care of sales preparations, liaises with specialized experts, and carries out inventories.
What did Alix do in previous years? Well… She worked at Drouot!
Emmanuelle Rousseau has been strengthening our team since 2023, her sharpening eye allows her to bring out more and more deals!
All four of us are surrounded daily by experienced experts with whom we are in constant communication.
You will have understood, we arrived in Belgium rich in our know-how acquired in Drouot. Belgium represents a stronghold in the art market and is easily accessible throughout the world.
We are constantly on the move, whether in Belgium or France, from East to West or from North to South. The art market no longer knows borders and we intend to follow it!
See you soon, wherever you want!
Jacques, Laudine, Alix and Emma (as well as our entire team of experts)