| The Swiss
Association of Dealers in Art & Antiques (SADAA) is the official
professional association of the top art and antiques Dealers in
Switzerland and represents them worldwide as a Member of the International
Art Market Association, the Confédération Internationale des Négociants
en Oeuvres d'Art
of the SADAA
The Swiss Association of Dealers in Art & Antiques SADAA (Verband
Schweizerischer Antiquare und Kunsthändler VSAK) was founded
in 1911 in Ouchy near Lausanne in the French-speaking part of
Switzerland as a kind of a syndicate for the promotion of professional
and commercial goals, the safeguarding of the ethical rules of
the profession and the protection against abuses.
The SADAA thus belongs to the oldest national art market organizations
of its kind.
Among the approximately 20 founding members were the art dealers
and antiquarians H. Messikommer und C. Brunner from Zurich, C.
Hirsbrunner from Lucerne, L. Woog from Bern, E. Dreyfuss from
Geneva, A. Nagel from St. Gallen, furthermore Theodor Fischer
from Lucerne, grandfather of SADAA member Kuno Fischer, Berthold
Ségal from Basel, father of SADAA member Dr. Georges Ségal,
and Dr. E. Rothenhäusler, grandfather of the glass painting
specialist and SADAA member Fritz Kummer.
(Source: Christian von Faber-Castell,
"75 Jahre Verband Schweizerischer Antiquare und Kunsthändler";
Weltkunst, Heft 23, München 1. Dezember 1986; Seiten 3794 bis