Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Detroit, MI, United States
DoneSat, Feb 16, 2013 4:00 PM GMT
DuMouchelles February 16th Auction
The Saturday sale presents a single-owner auction of property from the Estate of Donald Brown, New Brighton, Pennsylvania, a lifelong collector of art and antiques, with a seemingly insatiable passion for acquiring. The sale opens with a group of Italian Grand Tour marble ruins from the 19th century; each of the three models stands at an impressive 25” tall. Following is a plethora of porcelains, such as a Sevres dessert service and beautifully painted portrait chargers; French figures and Meissen figural groups; French bronze-mounted urns and candelabra. A large portion of the sale features Chinese and Japanese decorative arts including blue and white porcelain, celadon, Famille Verte, Blanc de Chine, Imari, and Satsuma earthenware; bronze vessels and sculptures; an exquisite lacquer suzuribako; carved jade, hard stone, turquoise and ivory. Sterling silver flatware services include Gorham “Etruscan” and “Rondo” patterns, Wallace “Grand Baroque”, Camusso “Chippendale”, and International “Royal Danish” and “Jeanne d’Arc”, as well as Russian 19th and early 20th century silver ladles and dessert set. Other items of note, a William IV rosewood teapoy by Gillows of Lancaster, a pair of Regency three-tier tables; an 18th century Continental table cabinet; Italian pietra dura, Bohemian and European glass, antique Waterford crystal, and Baccarat sulphide paperweights—over 550 lots from the Brown Estate, with the exception of ten pieces of jewelry from a private consignor.
Auction & Auctioneer Information
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Terms & Conditions
All property will be offered and sold by DuMouchelle Art Galleries as agent for the Consignor subject to the following terms and conditions: -ALL LOTS ARE SOLD 'AS IS'. A Condition Report of a given lot, if available, may be found on Live Auctioneers. Condition reports are provided as a courtesy and are based solely on opinion and observation and are not a guarantee of an item's quality, as well as reflect expectations subject to the given age of the given lot. Condition reports carry no guarantee, implied or otherwise, of their correctness. Existence of a condition report for a given lot does not presume that all aspects of a particular lot have been analyzed. While every reasonable effort is made to respond to all requests for condition, due to the volume of requests, DuMouchelles cannot guarantee that all requests will receive a response. - Additional photos for a given lot may become available and will be uploaded to Live Auctioneers - at DuMouchelles discretion - on the LiveAuctioneers page that corresponds with that lot. - Credit Approval: Internet bidders are REQUIRED to provide valid name, address, phone number and email address as well bank references or credit card number (with corresponding expiration date and pin number) to Live Auctioneers to be approved for bidding. Potential bidders not meeting these criteria will be approved on a case-by-case basis and ONLY after contacting DuMouchelles regarding the status of their pending application. -Payment: LiveAuctioneers generated invoices will be sent out via email following each session of DuMouchelles auction or early the following day. Payment is expected within ten (10) business days from the end of the auction. Accepted forms of payment are PayPal, bank wire transfer, money order, personal check and certified check. Purchased items paid for by personal check may be removed from the premises once the check has cleared the bank. -Shipment of Purchased Lots: DuMouchelles is not responsible for the shipment of items. All shipping and related costs are the responsibility of the purchaser. If you are the successful bidder and require an item(s) to be shipped, DuMouchelles can provide you with a list of shipping and moving companies that have no affiliation with our gallery. If hiring a company other than one of those listed below, please advise them that the gallery is not open on Monday. -Packing/Shipment Quotes: Prospective bidders are encouraged to contact their shippers for packing and transport quotes prior to bidding, and should be aware that these costs may include fees for pick-up, materials, packing, insurance and transport. For your convenience, we have listed those companies below. MOVERS (FOR VERY LARGE ITEMS, FURNITURE) McCallum Moving 586.776.7898 voice 586.777.4089 fax Grosse Pointe Moving 313.882.4400 voice Larry Dalton Local and Interstate 313.433.8134 J. Noseda & Son, Inc. Moving: Crate & Ship; Stotage 586.563.2273 cell 586.203.8175 fax Door To Door Moving Co. 586.777.8560 Voice Art Pack Services Inc. Antiques and Fine Art 248.478.8946 Voice 248.478.9588 fax BOS Moving & Service Specializing in Local Moves----Mark 800.360.6644 www.bosmove.com Wintersteen Trucking, Inc. Antiques & Fine Art ----Kansas based 917.328.0888 Edgar 800.253.0617 office Plycon Transport Email, on-line ship quotes www.plyconvanlines.com SHIPPING COMPANIES(large or small items) Pakmail - Jim 248.393.3277 voice 248.393.2822 fax firstname.lastname@example.org Craters And Freighters 1.866.924.5522 Eric 586.268.4102 voice Detroit@cratersandfreighters.com HANDLE WITH CARE PACKAGING STORE - Andrew 248.680.0993 voice 248.680.0994 fax email@example.com The UPS Store - Vince 313.392.6000 voice 313.392.0422 fax firstname.lastname@example.org The UPS Store - Keenan 248.559.1690 voice 248-559.5884 fax email@example.com **DuMouchelles does not endorse or recommend any particular business above. Please interview and hire at your own risk. The following Conditions of Sale are DuMouchelles' and the Consignor's agreement with the Buyer relative to the property listed in the auction catalog. The Conditions of Sale, the glossary, and all other contents of the catalog are subject to amendment by DuMouchelles by the posting of notices or by oral announcements made during the sale. All property is offered by DuMouchelles as agent for the Consignor unless the catalog indicates otherwise. By participating in any sale the Consignor, Bidder and Buyer agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. 1. Before the Sale. Prospective bidders or their agents should inspect the property before bidding to determine its condition, size and whether or not it has been repaired or restored. Buyers are responsible for satisfying themselves concerning the condition of the property and the matters referred to in the catalog entry. Condition reports, photos and video or digital images are provided as a courtesy and should not be used as a substitute for viewing the items in person. All statements made in the catalog or in the condition report or made orally or in writing elsewhere are statements of opinion and are not to be relied on as statements of fact. Except as set forth in paragraph 18, DuMouchelles and the Consignor assume no risk, liability or responsibility for the authenticity of the authorship of any property identified in this catalog. All property is sold "as is" and neither DuMouchelles nor the Consignor make any warranties or representations of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and no statement in the catalog or made at the sale, or in the bill of sale or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed an assumption of liability or warranty or representation as to the description, genuineness, attribution, provenance or condition of the property. DuMouchelles and the Consignor make no representations as to whether buyer acquires any reproduction rights in the property. 2. Bidding Registration. Bidders attending the auction are required register with LiveAuctioneers.com . DuMouchelles may require the bidder to contact our gallery by phone to verify bidder/banking information prior to approval. Registered bidders agree to be fully liable for all bids, including the liability to timely pay in full for any lot that is the subject of a successful bid submitted by the bidder in accordance with the Conditions of Sale. 3. Buyer"s Premium. A premium of 20% of the successful bid price will be added to all lots and is payable by the buyer as part of the total purchase price on lots in sale. A premium of 23% will be added to the bid price on all lots sold via an online bidding service. 4. Withdrawal. DuMouchelles reserves the right to withdraw any property before sale and shall have no liability for such withdrawal. 5. Bid Per Lot. Unless otherwise announced by the auctioneer, all bids are per lot as numbered in the catalog. 6. Video or digital images. At some auctions a video or digital screen may be used. DuMouchelles is not liable for any errors in the operation or quality of the image presented. 7. Reserves. Unless the sale is advertised and announced as a sale without reserves, each lot is offered subject to reserve. DuMouchelles may implement such reserves by bidding through its representatives on behalf of the Consignor. 8. Bidding. DuMouchelles reserves the right to reject a bid from any bidder. The auctioneer has the right to split any bidding increment and to advance the bidding in any manner as the auctioneer may decide. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the buyer. In the event of any dispute between bidders, the auctioneer shall have sole and final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the article in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, the sale record of DuMouchelles shall be conclusive in all respects. 9. Absentee bids. As a convenience to bidders who cannot attend a sale in person or online, DuMouchelles will, if so instructed, execute written bids on their behalf, without additional cost. If DuMouchelles receives written bids on a particular lot for identical amounts, and at the auction these are the highest bids on the lot, it will be sold to the person whose written bid was received and accepted first. DuMouchelles is not responsible for errors or failure to execute the written bid or for errors or omissions in connection with the written bid. Lots are bought for absentee bidders at the lowest possible price (which may be below the written bid price) subject to other bids or reserves. 10. Online bids. DuMouchelles will use reasonable efforts to carry out online bids, however DuMouchelles is not responsible for equipment failure, inability to access the Internet or software malfunctions related to the execution of online bids. 11. Auctioneer's discretion. If the auctioneer determines that any opening bid is not commensurate with the value of the article offered, he may reject the same and withdraw the article from the sale. If having accepted an opening bid, the auctioneer decides that any advance thereafter is not of sufficient amount, he may reject the advance. 12. Successful Bid. On the fall of the auctioneer's hammer, title to the offered lot will pass from Consignor to the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer, subject to all the Conditions of Sale set forth herein, and such bidder (a) assumes full risk and responsibility therefore (b) if requested will sign a confirmation of purchase and (c) will pay the purchase price in full or such part as DuMouchelles may require for all lots purchased. 13. Payment. The buyers are expected to make payment for purchases immediately after the auction for the entire amount due (including hammer price, buyer's premium and applicable taxes and other charges including handling charges and storage costs). Payment in U.S. Dollars can be made by check, cash, wire transfer, or Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit, charge or debit card, subject to certain limitations. PayPay may be used for purchases made via LiveAuctioneers.com International payments can be made by wire transfer or if purchase is made via LiveAuctioneers.com, then PayPal should be used. The buyer grants DuMouchelles a security interest in the property and DuMouchelles may retain as collateral security for the buyer's obligations to DuMouchelles, any property or monies held or received by DuMouchelles for the account of the buyer. Payment will not be deemed to have been made in full until DuMouchelles has collected funds represented by checks, or, in the case of bank or cashier's checks, until DuMouchelles has confirmed their authenticity. Buyer agrees that a 1-1/2% per month late charge will be imposed on the total purchase price if payment is not made in accordance with all of the conditions set forth herein and agrees to pay any returned check charges that may be incurred. 14. Tax. Unless exempted by law from the payment thereof, the buyer will be required to pay Michigan state retail sales taxes at a rate of 6%, or any taxes that are applicable at this date, including any federal luxury or other tax. Unless exemption from such taxes is established to the satisfaction of DuMouchelles, any buyer claiming an exemption will be required to pay the tax to DuMouchelles and seek a refund from the state. Deliveries outside the State of Michigan may be subject to the compensating use tax of another state and, where a duty of collection is imposed upon them by law, DuMouchelles will require payment of such taxes. 15. Removal of Property. The buyer at buyer's expense must remove all property from DuMouchelles not later that 10 business days following the sale. Removal of purchases during the auction is encouraged. Purchases not so removed will be subject to the following charges to cover handling and storage costs: After 10 business days following the sale, a handling charge of 1% of the purchase price will be payable by the buyer per month until the items are removed, with a minimum of 5% for any property not so removed within 60 days after the sale. Buyer agrees that any property which is paid for but left at DuMouchelles' premises for any reason in excess of sixty (60) calendar days after the sale may be sold by DuMouchelles at public auction with the balance of any funds recovered in excess of the storage charges and auction charges, being remitted to the buyer. 16. Non-Payment. If the buyer does not make full payment for the purchases within the time required, DuMouchelles is authorized in their absolute and sole discretion to exercise one or more of the following remedies, in addition to other remedies available to DuMouchelles and the Consignor by law: DuMouchelles is authorized to: (a) hold the buyer liable for the total purchase price; (b) cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages all payments made by the buyer; (c) resell the property at public auction or private sale with terms that DuMouchelles deems appropriate; (d) to resell the property at public auction without reserve and the buyer shall be liable for any deficiency, cost, handling charges and the expenses of both sales and the commissions on both sales; (e) to offset the full purchase price against any amount owed by DuMouchelles to the buyer; (f) to not allow any bids at any upcoming auctions by or on behalf of the buyer; and (h) to take other actions as DuMouchelles find necessary and appropriate. The buyer grants DuMouchelles a security interest in any property in DuMouchelles' possession which is owned by such buyer and DuMouchelles is authorized to hold such property as collateral security for such buyer's obligations. Buyer shall be liable to DuMouchelles for all other charges incurred as a result of buyer's non-payment, including attorney fees, expenses and incidental damages. As between DuMouchelles and Consignor, if the successful bidder does not pay for the property, collection procedures shall be the responsibility of the Consignor and not DuMouchelles. 17. Packing and Shipping. Shipping arrangements are the buyer's responsibility and expense. If needed, a list of shippers is available from DuMouchelles. Buyer agrees that packing and handling of purchased lots by DuMouchelles employees are undertaken solely as a courtesy for the convenience of the buyers, and DuMouchelles is not responsible for damage or breakage which may occur during packing and handling and shipping by DuMouchelles or of other carriers or packers of purchased lots, whether or not recommended by DuMouchelles. Packing and handling of purchased lots is at the entire risk of the buyer. In the case of fragile items, DuMouchelles in their sole discretion may decline to package the items. 18. Limited Right of Rescission. If within twenty-one days of the sale of any lot, the buyer gives notice in writing to DuMouchelles alleging that the identification of authorship (as defined in the catalog Glossary and set forth in the heading in quotation marks in the auction catalog) of such lot as set forth in the catalog description of such lot (as amended by any written notices or verbal announcements during the sale) is not substantially correct based on a fair reading of the catalog, and (b) if within fourteen days of such notice the buyer returns the lot to DuMouchelles in the same condition as when sold, and (c) establishes the written allegations to DuMouchelles' satisfaction (including by providing one or more written opinions by recognized experts in the field, as DuMouchelles may reasonably require), then the sale will be rescinded with only the purchase price and buyer's premium refunded. No reimbursement shall be made for any shipping costs incurred. If, prior to receiving such notice from the original buyer alleging such defect, DuMouchelles has paid the Consignor monies owed to him in connection with this sale, DuMouchelles agrees to refund only the buyer's premium and applicable sales taxes paid. Consignor agrees to refund any payments made to Consignor for such property. In the event the Consignor refuses to refund the payments, DuMouchelles may disclose the identity of the Consignor and assign to buyer DuMouchelles' rights against the Consignor with respect to the lot the sale of which is sought to be rescinded. Upon such disclosure and assignment, any liability of DuMouchelles as Consignor's agent with respect to the said lot shall automatically terminate. 19. Limitation of Liability. If, for any reason a purchased lot cannot delivered in the same condition as at the time of sale, or should any purchased lot be stolen, mis-delivered or lost prior to delivery, DuMouchelles shall not be liable for any amount in excess of that paid by the buyer. 20. Governing Law and Jurisdiction. The Conditions of Sale, as well as the buyer's, Consignor's and DuMouchelles' respective rights and obligations shall be governed, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan. All persons participating in any auction sale, whether as bidder or consignor, whether present in person or by agent, or by absentee bid, order bid, telephone, internet or other means, consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state courts located in Wayne County, Michigan, and if applicable, of the federal court located in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. 21. Severability. If any part of the Conditions of Sale is found by any court to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that part shall be discounted and the rest of the conditions shall continue to be valid to the fullest extent of the law. NOTE: Condition reports, photos and video or digital images are provided as a courtesy and should not be used as a substitute for viewing the items in person. All items are sold "as is" in accordance with the Conditions of Sale.
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