Swiss Association of Dealers in Antiques & Art (SADAA)

Founded in Lausanne in 1911, the Swiss Association of Dealers in Antiques and Art (SADAA) is one of the oldest international organizations dedicated to art dealing. The national and international engagement of its members is synonymous with trust, dedication and integrity.

Thanks to their diverse expertise – from ancient to modern art, from decorative arts to applied arts, from European to Asian art – its members are trusted partners of museums, law firms, insurance companies and other public and private institutions. The activity of the art dealer, whose profession is based on a tradition and a hundred-year history, remains an integral part of the art world, establishing a dialogue with contemporary artists, collectors and art enthusiasts. The aim of the association is thus to continue to promote the dialogue between the field of antiques and with other actors in the art world.

In its capacity as the industry representative in Switzerland, the Association functions as a liaison between diverse stakeholders and regulatory bodies. With a keen awareness of national and international laws and agreements, including the Cultural Property Transfer Act, CITES, and the Money Laundering Act, the Association is dedicated to preserving the sustainability of a lawful and transparent market while also facilitating the access of culture to the wider public.

Our History

Berthold Ségal

1872 – 1939
Basic member of the VSAK

Theodor Fischer

1878 – 1957
Basic member of the VSAK

Dr. Paul Fischer

1872 – 1939
President of the VSAK

Current Topics

News & Events

Our members participate in:

FAB Paris

22 – 26 November 2023

Participating member: Jean-David Cahn AG

Brussels Art Fair (Brafa)

28 January – 04 February 2024

Sales of our members to museums and collections worldwide

Mossi Mask, Burkina Faso
Mossi Mask, Burkina Faso Sold by the Galerie Patrik Fröhlich to the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac with the generous support of the members of the Cercle Lévi-Strauss.

Philippe de Champaigne, L’Annonciation, 1644
Sold by Galerie Fischer to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Nicosthenic pyx, 540-530 BC, Attic
Sold by Galerie Cahn to the Museum Arqueológico Nacional de España, Madrid

Porcelain service with polychrome pastoral scenes, Nyon, 1781-1813
Sold by Antiquités Ségal & Selig to the Swiss National Museum, Zurich

Hans Heinrich I. Mörikofer, Kokosnuss-Pokal, 1603
Verkauft von Martin Kiener Antiquitäten an das Historische Museum Thurgau

Rodolphe Bresdin, Le bon Samaritain, 1861, lithograph
Sold by Buch- und Kunstantiquariat August Laube to the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, Kansas

Dancing Lar, Full bronze casting, Roman, c. 1st century AD
Sold by Arte Classica to the Antikenmuseum and Sammlung Ludwig, Basel

Tapestry, Wildmen hunting deer (Flachsland tapestry), Basel, c. 1468
Sold by Antiquités Ségal & Selig to the Historisches Museum Basel

Ekpe secret society mask, Nigeria, Cross River region
Sold by Patrick Fröhlich to the Rietberg Museum, Zurich

Hermann Scherer, Paar in Landschaft, 1924
Sold by Galerie Fischer to the George Economou Collection, Athens

Choir screen, Longobard, 2nd half of 8th century
Sold by Bader Art Dealers to the Chopard Watch Museum, Geneva