Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Staten Island, NY, United States
DoneSat, Nov 28, 2009 1:00 PM GMT
Antiques Silver Furniture Decorative Arts
IslandAuctionAssist presents a selection of pieces from some of New York City's foremost galleries, as well as from individual private collections. Items featured include Antiques and Decorative Arts, Fine Sterling Silver, Haute Couture, Fine Art, Collectibles, Chinese Art, as well as other selections. Auction will include items from nearly every era, including the Art Deco period, Mid-Century modern furniture and decorative arts, Elizabethan, Victorian, and Renaissance furniture and decorative items, as well as Haute Couture bridal and evening wear, fine art by some of New York City's foremost artists, Chinese jade and ivory sculpture, and fine antique and modern sterling silver.
Auction & Auctioneer Information
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Terms & Conditions
Conditions of Sale These Conditions of Sale contain all of the terms on which IslandAucitonAssist and the seller of each respective lot contract with the buyer. They may be amended only in writing by IslandAuctionAssist prior to the sale. By bidding at auction you agree to be bound by these terms. 1. PRIOR TO THE AUCTION All items sold by IslandAuctionAssist are sold "as is," without representation or warranty of any kind by IslandAuctionAssist or the consignor. Buyers should ask any and all questions regarding lots they intend to bid on. Only in cases where the item has been grossly misrepresented by IslandAuctionAssist, and proof can be provided by the buyer, would any return be considered or authorized. For purposes of auctions offered by IslandAuctionAssist, all sales shall be considered final, and no returns will be accepted. (a) Examination of lots Bidders are responsible for requesting information on an itemâ€™s condition before placing any bids. Since antique items often show normal signs of wear and use, if there is wear on a particular item, it may not be specifically noted in a condition report or in the listing, though usually sufficient photographs are taken and provided in the listing that an itemâ€™s condition can be accurately assessed. Bidders who have very particular or discerning taste may wish to inspect items in person. Items shall be available for inspection at their respective locations, at the consignorâ€™s discretion and convenience. (b) Item Condition We strive to answer all questions regarding condition in a timely fashion. Additional photographs shall be provided only when the value of a piece shall warrant additional photographs. For lower value items, additional photographs will not be taken, as such additional cost and time is not justified by the itemâ€™s value. (c) Catalogue and other descriptions All statements in each listing are opinion, and such statements shall not be implied as a warranty, representation, or assumption of liability. (d) Reserves Most of the lost offered for sale by IslandAuctionAssist are offered with a reserve price, which shall not exceed the lower price estimate in the listing. The reserve price is the minimum price below which the lot will not be sold. 2. DURING THE SALE Any items being sold without a reserve shall have a bidding start price of 50% of the low estimate. Absentee bids received which are higher than 50% of the low estimate shall cause the bidding to start at the lower absentee bid. (a) Absentee bids IslandAuctionAssist requires that all absentee bids be submitted no later than 11:00 pm on the business day prior to the auction. In the event of competing absentee bids, the winning bid shall be one bidding increment above where the competing bids end. When sending absentee bids via fax or email, please call to confirm receipt. The following are the bidding increments for all items offered by IslandAuctionAssist: $10 for bids between 0 and 100 $25 for bids between 101 and 499 $50 for bids between 500 and 999 $100 for bids between 1000 and 2999 $250 for bids between 3000 and 4999 $500 for bids between 5000 and 9,999 $1000 for bids between 10,000 and 19,999 $2500 for bids between 20,000 and 29,999 $5,000 for bids between 30,000 and 49,999 $10,000 for bids between 50,000 and 99,999 $15,000 for bids over 100,000 Please adhere to these bidding increments. Any bidder placing a bid between two of the bidding increments shall have their bid automatically advanced to the next higher bidding increment. (b) Internet bids IslandAuctionAssist provides live internet bidding through the use of the website owned by Live Auctioneers, at www.liveauctioneers.com. The user of this site indemnifies and holds harmless IslandAuctionAssist and its consignors against any claim arising from the use of this site or any other internet auction site, including all losses, damages, liabilities, and fees, including attorneyâ€™s fees, arising from any such claim. Due to the nature of internet bidding platforms, no guarantee or warranty is provided as to the usability or fitness for use of any internet bidding platform, and all such uses shall be undertaken at the bidderâ€™s own risk. No warranty or guarantee is given by IslandAuctionAssist or by Live Auctioneers that a bid placed through the Live Auctioneers website has been received, and will be executed. Due to the nature and variability of biddersâ€™ internet service providers, computer systems, including operating systems, and any hardware or software required to utilize the Live Auctioneers website, there can be no guarantee provided that the Live Auctioneers website shall work perfectly or accurately with your individual computer, and consequently, IslandAuctionAssist shall assume no responsibility for failure or improper operation of any biddersâ€™ internet service, computer hardware or software, or any other device utilized by said bidders to place a bid, whether live or through the absentee bidding system. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall IslandAuctionAssist or its consignors be liable for lost profits or any damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, these sites. (c) Auctioneer's discretion The auctioneer has the right at his absolute and sole discretion to refuse any bid, to advance the bidding in such a manner as he may decide, to withdraw or divide any lot, to combine any two or more lots and, in the case of error or dispute, and whether during or after the sale, to determine the successful bidder, to continue the bidding, to cancel the sale or to re-offer and resell the item in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, the sale record of IslandAuctionAssist is final. (d) Successful bid and passing of risk The highest bidder accepted by the auctioneer will be the buyer, and the striking of the auctioneerâ€™s hammer marks the acceptance of the highest bid and the conclusion of a contract for sale between the seller and the buyer. At the fall of the auctioneerâ€™s hammer, all risk and responsibility for the item won passes to the buyer, including the responsibility for pick-up or shipping of said item, taxes, and export duties, if applicable. At the time of the striking of the auctioneerâ€™s hammer, full resposibility for payment of the purchase price and all applicable taxes passes to the buyer. IslandAuctionAssist does not charge a buyerâ€™s premium on lots sold. 3. AFTER THE SALE (a) Sales Results: Sales results shall be available two days following the auction. Invoices will be sent via email to the winning bidder. Any bidder whose bid was the high bid for any particular auction, where such bid was lower than the lower price estimate may, at the sole discretion of IslandAuctionAssist and its consignors, be contacted after the auction has ended to re-offer the item to that bidder for purchase. If the bidder accepts the offer for sale, the sale shall be considered, with respect to these terms and conditions, identical to all sales where the auctioneer has struck his hammer and declared a winning bidder. (B) Sales Tax: All New York State and City residents shall be required to pay New York State sales tax, and New York City sales tax, where applicable. Only those buyers providing an acceptable tax exemption certificate are exempt from this requirement. The tax exemption certificate shall be required upon completion of sale, prior to shipping of the item to the winning bidder. (c) Payment and passing of title Successful bidders will be sent invoices by mail or e-mail the first business day after the auction. All payments are due immediately upon receipt of invoice and must be received by IslandAuctionAssist no later than 5 business days after the auction. Payemnt methods accepted: cash (In House Only), certified checks, money orders, or personal check. We accept credit cards and PayPal for payment ONLY for items with a selling price of $10,000 or less. Any item that sells for more than $10,000 must be paid via another acceptable payment vehicle. For International buyers: The acceptable methods of payment include a bank wire/ bank transfer, or a USPS official International Money Order, available in most countries around the world. (d) Remedies for non-payment If the buyer fails to make payment in full in good cleared funds within the time required by paragraph (c) above, we shall be entitled in our absolute discretion to exercise one or more of the following rights or remedies (in addition to asserting any other rights or remedies available to us by law): (i) to hold the defaulting buyer liable for the total amount due and to commence legal proceeding for its recovery together with interest, legal fees and costs to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law; (ii) to cancel the sale (e) Pickups All items must be removed within 15 business days after the auction has closed. Local buyers who will pick up their items shall be provided with the location of the item. The packing and loading of the items is the responsibility of the buyer, and all risk transfers to the buyer upon receipt of payment. (f) Shipping IslandAuctionAssist in some cases offers flat rate shipping provided by our member galleries. This flat rate shipping is offered as a courtesy, and all bidders have the option of finding their own shipper for any particular item. Some items offered by IslandAuctionAssist offer calculated shipping, with a handling charge. The handling charge for all items offering calculated shipping is $10.00. For items offering the calculated shipping option, the weight and dimensions (where applicable) shall be provided, and bidders may visit www.usps.com to calculate the shipping cost. Insurance is REQUIRED for shipping of ALL items with a value greater than $100.00. Many of our items require shipping via third party shippers. IslandAuctionAssist will assist bidders in arranging for the shipment of their items by providing contact information for shippers in our area. Each auction will detail the shipping options in the text of the listing. All pickups and shipping must be completed no later than 15 business days from the sale, unless prior written permission has been obtained from IslandAuctionAssist. (g) Export license Any buyer applying for an export license shall be subject to the same time constraints as all other bidders, unless a request has been made and accepted by IslandAuctionAssist in writing. If the winning bidder requests that IslandAuctionAssist apply for the export license on their behalf, IslandAuctionAssist shall reserve the right to charge a fee for this service. 4. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY Purchases are considered to be final, and no warranty or representation is made or implied by IslandAuctionAssist. Refunds and returns shall ONLY be accepted in the event that a gross misrepresentation was made by IslandAuctionAssist or its sellers. Buyer must provide acceptable proof of such misrepresentation, if claimed. Acceptable forms of proof include a notarized letter from a licensed appraiser in good standing and of good repute. 7. COPYRIGHT All copyright for images, illustrations and written material produced by or for IslandAuctionAssist relating to any lot listed online or on other websites, including the items in this catalogue, is the property of IslandAuctionAssist, and shall remain at all times the property of IslandAuctionAssist, and shall not be used by the buyer, nor by anyone else, for any reason whatsoever, without our prior written consent. IslandAuctionAssist makes no representation, express or implied, that the buyer of a property shall obtain any reproduction rights, or acquire any copyright to the item. This applies mainly to paintings, illustrations, and drawings offered for sale by IslandAuctionAssist, as well as all copy, images, and other material within the listings themselves. 7. SEVERABILITY If any portion of these Terms and Conditions shall be found to be unenforceable, illegal, or otherwise invalid, then those portions of the Terms and Conditions shall be removed, and all other portions of the Terms and Conditions shall continue to be valid to the extent that they are premitted by law. 8. LAW AND JURISDICTION The Terms and Conditions described herein shall be governed and interpreted by the laws of the State of New York. Any person whom has placed a bid at an auction conducted by IslandAuctionAssist shall be considered to have submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the state and city of New York.
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