Buyers Premium 23% + VAT
Please note that any lots purchased via Drouot live auction service will be subject to an additional 3% commission charge + VAT at the rate imposed on the hammer price.
Notes for all sales:
Please note that condition reports are not printed in the catalogue or on our website - however we are happy to provide them when requested, subject to our terms and conditions of sale. The absence of any reference to condition in any description does not imply the lot is without fault. When requesting condition reports by e-mail please include your telephone number.
Please be aware that we cannot guarantee that we will be able to process your telephone or commission bid after 9.30am on the morning of the sale.
Kinghams offer a packing and despatch service for smaller lots. Please call the office onfor a quotation. We also use the following carriers in our area:
For furniture - Stephen Morris Shipping PLC, 9 Ockham Drive, Greenford, London UB6 0FD. Tel:
For paintings - Aardvark Art Services Ltd. Tel:Email: email@example.com
For smaller items - Mailboxes Cheltenham branch. Tel:Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full terms and conditions:
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE AND BUSINESS
These Conditions of Sale and Business constitute the contract between Kinghams Auctioneers Limited and the seller, on the one hand, and the buyer on the other. By bidding at the auction, and/or consigning to Kinghams Auctioneers Limited, you agree to be bound by the following terms.
Conditions of Sale
In these terms of business: Kinghams Auctioneers Ltd is referred to as ‘Kinghams.’ The Kinghams representative conducting the auction is referred to as the ‘auctioneer’.
The auctioneer normally acts as agent only and disclaims any
responsibility for default by sellers or buyers.
3. Terms of Sale
The seller acknowledges that lots are sold subject to the stipulations of these Conditions in their entirety and on the Terms of Consignment.
4. Descriptions and Condition of Lots
Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of statements relating to authorship, descriptions, origin, date, age, provenance and condition of lots. Statements made orally or in the catalogue are opinions given after careful consideration and research. Prospective buyers are given ample opportunity to view lots before any sale. When bidding, buyers acknowledge that they are fully satisfied as to the description and condition of the lot.
5. Attribution of Pictures
(a) If the forename(s) (or asterisks where not known) and surname of the artist are given, this indicates that in the opinion of Kinghams the picture is a work by the named artist.
(b) If the initials of the forename(s) and the surname of the artist are given, this indicates that in the opinion of Kinghams the picture is a work of the period of the named artist and may be wholly or in part his work.
(c) If the surname of the artist is given, this indicates that in the opinion of Kinghams the picture is a work of the same school of the named artist, or by one of his followers, or in his style and of uncertain date.
(d) The term ‘Bears signature’ indicates that in the opinion of Kinghams this is not the signature of the artist.
(e) All other terms are self-explanatory.
Notwithstanding Condition 4, any lot which proves to be a deliberate forgery may be returned to us by you within 21 days of the auction provided it is in the same condition as when bought, and is accompanied by particulars identifying it from the relevant catalogue description and a written statement of defects. If we are satisfied from the evidence provided that the lot is a deliberate forgery we shall refund the money paid by you for the lot including any buyer’s premium.
7. Third Party Liability
Every person on Kinghams premises before, during or after a sale shall be deemed to be there at their own risk and shall have no claim against Kinghams in respect of any injury they may sustain or any accident which may occur.
Any dispute not covered in these terms of business will be settled at the sole discretion of Kinghams.
We shall have the right at our discretion, to refuse admission to our premises or attendance at our auctions by any person.
a) Any right to compensation for losses liabilities and expenses incurred in respect of and as a result of any breach of the Conditions and any exclusions provided by them shall be available to the seller and/or the auctioneer as appropriate.
b) Such rights and exclusions shall extend to and be deemed to be for the benefit of employees and agents of the seller and/or the auctioneer who may themselves enforce them.
Any notice to any buyer, seller, bidder or viewer may be given by first class mail or email in which case it shall be deemed to have been received by the addressee 48 hours after posting.
Special terms may be used in catalogue descriptions of particular classes of terms in which case the descriptions must be interpreted in accordance with any glossary appearing at the commencement of the catalogue.
Any indulgence extended to bidders, buyers or sellers by us notwithstanding the strict terms of the Conditions or of the Terms of Consignment shall affect the position at the relevant time only and in respect of that particular concession only; in all