If you're not interested in the story behind the objects, you better choose a different profession.
As a young girl, Cécilia Chol visited the centuries-old castles in the 'Vallée de Loire' with her parents, which ignited her passion for history. The stories that the historical objects held about their previous owners really intrigued her. However, it was only during her time in Law school that Cécilia Chol was inspired to become an auctioneer after visiting an auction house. Consequently, she went on to study History of Art at the Louvre and then finished a course in auctioneering. In addition, she gained valuable experience by working at the prestigious Artcurial auction house for three years where she laid eyes on thousands of objects. This has trained Cécilia Chol's eye to recognise objects in an instant. This skill comes in very handy when she has to appraise modern and classical art for her auctions. Besides creating beautiful auctions, Cécilia Chol emphasises the importance of establishing good connections with sellers and buyers. If a very exclusive object is submitted, she is very happy to make the effort to see it in person.