Condition reports and digital images:
Condition reports and images can be supplied up to 24 hours before the commencement of the auction. These are provided on any item in the auction and emailed free of charge.
Bids can be made in person, by leaving a commission bid in person, online or over the telephone. Registration forms for bidding in person, on the sale day, can be found here. Please note that we require a new registration form for each sale.
If you wish to leave a bid we will require the potential bidder to register with their full name, address, telephone number and credit card details for security purposes. Each bidder is given a paddle bidding number which ensures confidentiality.
If you are unable to attend the auction you can leave a commission bid. These can be handed into reception, faxed or emailed. Commission bid forms can be found here
We are able to take up to three telephone lines per lot for those that are unable to attend the auction and do not wish to leave a commission bid. Arrangements for this service must be made at least 24 hours before the sale and will only be accepted on lots estimated at £100 or more. Please contact us on 02920 472 444 to check if a line is available for your lot(s). Once a line is booked, a member of staff will call you on sale day, approximately five lots prior to your lot being offered.
Real-time video and audio brings the excitement of the saleroom right to your computer, so you can bid from the comfort of your own home, or from anywhere in the world. There is an additional charge of 4.95% plus VAT for this facility on top of the buyers premium. Please register with thesaleroom.com
The Buyer’s Premium is charged on all lots, and is 20% + VAT on the hammer price. Buyers will pay a commission charge of an additional 4.95% (+ VAT) of the hammer price if lots are successfully purchased online via the-saleroom.com.
Postage and Packaging
We are unable to offer in-house postage and packaging. We recommend Silver Arrow Post (tel: 07580090850 email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or our local Mailboxes (tel. 029 21 322 157 email: email@example.com) as couriers, however you may use whomever you wish. If you are not collecting the purchase yourself, we do require emailed notification of the name of the person/company who will be collecting on your behalf. Without this notification we will not be able to release your goods.
Payment can be made in person by cash, debit card or cheque (payment by cheque will delay the release of the goods until after the cheque has been cleared by the bank). For remote payment our preferred method is Bank Transfer. We do not accept remote payment by card. Our bank details can be obtained by calling us on 02920 472444. Remote payment can also be made through a service called “Wise“, which is a bit like PayPal, but with better rates & is available.
Artists Resale Rights
The royalty charges are 4% of the hammer price from €1,000 – €50,000, a sliding rate will apply above €50,000. For a complete list of the royalty charges visit www.dacs.co.uk, there is no VAT on the royalty charge.
Please click here for further information on Artist Resale Rights.
Post 1950’s Furniture
All furniture manufactured post 1950 included in any sale was either not originally intended for use in a private dwelling or, will now be offered as a Work of Art. Such items may not comply with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (as amended in 1989 and 1993) and for this reason, should not be used in a private home.
Whilst every care has been taken in cataloguing upholstered furniture, no guarantee can be given to the originality of the timber covered by upholstery or fabric.
Casts in bronze, terracotta and other material are catalogued with the full name and dates of the artist that created the original model. In most cases, however, this does not mean that the cast is by the hand of the artist or of that precise date, but rather cast after the model by that artist.