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Femke Lijklema

Expert Art (classical)

It's very exciting when an auction is about to end.

Femke Lijklema

Although her parents preferred a law degree, Femke Lijklema knew that art history was the study for her. Passion can't be escaped, so she followed that passion. During her study Femke worked at Christie's as a working student and after graduation, she found her place at Sotheby's as an expert in classical paintings. There she assessed thousands of paintings and attended hundreds of auctions. Her knowledge of the market increased rapidly. After ten years she took the step to start her own company. With this company, Femke Lijklema mainly focused on the international trade of paintings. Nevertheless, the excitement of auctions remained with her all this time.

That is why Femke Lijklema is now back in the auction world. This time at Catawiki. Just like being present during a live auction, the excitement of the last minutes of online auctions is almost tangible, especially because she likes to give personal advice. In this way she sympathises with both bidders and sellers in the last moments of the auction. Femke Lijklema creates a mix of works in different styles and price ranges for her auctions, with which she appeals to a wide audience. With this, she manages to surprise bidders of all nationalities with new and exciting lots every week.

  • Over 20 years of professional experience
  • Almost 10 years of experience as an expert at Sotheby's
  • Experienced buyer and seller of paintings
  • Graduated art historian
  • Worked for almost 4 years at Dutch art dealership Simonis & Buunk Art Dealers

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How to sell through Catawiki

  1. 1. Seller registration

    Register for seller privileges free of charge. You can offer up as many objects as you wish with a minimum estimated value of €75.

  2. 2. Submit items

    Once your items and descriptions have been approved by our experts, they are scheduled for auction.

  3. 3. The thrill of auction

    Experience the excitement as bidders from all over the world place their bids on your submitted items!

  4. 4. Make money safely

    You won’t be asked to ship your items until the buyer has transferred payment. Catawiki manages payments between buyers and sellers.

The advantages of Catawiki’s auctions

  • High revenues

  • Swift sales

  • Secure payment format

  • International bidding audience

  • Supervised by our experts

  • Optional reserve price for expensive items

  • Professional customer service

  • User friendly

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