Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Oak Park, IL, United States
DoneSun, Mar 5, 2006 3:00 PM GMT
20th Century Art & Design
20th Century Art & Design Auction held on Sunday, March 5th at The John Toomey Gallery located in Oak Park (a Chicago suburb) at 818 North Blvd. phone: 708.383.5234. This important three session sale contains over 1100 lots. Our sale begins with an Arts & Crafts/Art Nouveau session containing over 590 lots of furniture, from Gustav Stickley, L&JG Stickley and Limbert., Woodblocks by Gustave Baumann, a large selection of ceramics including Rookwood, Overbeck, Weller, Roseville, Newcomb, George Ohr, as well as a large collection of Longwy and other European Art Pottery. There will be a nice selection of lamps including Handel, Jefferson, and a rare Teco lamp base with a leaded eight sided shade, Examples of metalwork, graphics and textiles, paintings, and glass including Tiffany, Steuben and Quezal. Session two contains nearly 250 lots of paintings including T.C. Steele, Robert Grafton, Wilson Irving, William Hart William Doerner, Frank Dudley, Willaim Schwartz, Gregory Orloff, and others. Art Deco/1950s/Modern session three has over 300 lots including furniture from such designers as Gilbert Rohde, Paul Frankl, Marcel Brewer, Eero Saarinen, Harvey Probber and many others.
Auction & Auctioneer Information
Preview for the March 5th auction will be at the John Toomey Gallery 818 North Blvd, Oak Park, Il 60301....phone 708.383.5234 Preview Dates: Saturday, February 25th - March 4th, 2006 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (cst) or by appointment.
Terms & Conditions
TERMS OF SALE - Cash or check with positive I.D. Auctioneer determines the highest bidder and resolves any disputes. All purchases are subject to state tax unless buyer has proof of exemption or merchandise will be shipped out of state, other than Ohio, no exceptions, as well as a 20% buyer's premium when paying by cash or check. If you choose to pay by credit card, the buyer's premium is 22.5%. Internet buyer's premium is 22.5% when paying by check. If you choose to pay by credit card, the internet buyer's premium is 25%. We accept Amex, Visa or Mastercard. Sales tax applies to items shipped to residents of Illinois and Ohio unless you have a valid certificate of exemption. Late Payments/Default Rates and Fees: If any payment is not paid when due or within 10 days thereafter, or if Buyer defaults in its dealings with Treadway/Toomey Galleries or breaches Buyer's obligations, Buyer agrees to pay to Treadway/Toomey Galleries all damages and attorneys fees and expenses, together with interest at the highest rate allowed by law or 21 percent per annum. Treadway/Toomey Galleries may impose, and purchaser agrees to pay a monthly storage charge of 1.5 percent of the purchase price as well as a monthly interest charge of 1.5 percent for any lot or item not paid for or removed by purchaser within 10 days of the sale. Treadway/Toomey Galleries shall have no liability for any damage to property left on its premises after the date of sale. In addition, Treadway/Toomey Galleries may charge such damages, costs and expenses to any credit card that Buyer has identified to Treadway/Toomey Galleries and Buyer hereby authorizes Treadway/Toomey Galleries to do so. Delivery to any location other than auction site carries a transportation charge. Jurisdiction: Buyer agrees that the state and federal courts in Hamilton County, Ohio or Chicago, IL shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all matters arising out of the Buyer's purchase of items from Treadway/Toomey Galleries, and that service of process in any such proceeding shall be effective if mailed to Buyer at the Buyer's address supplied to Treadway/Toomey Galleries. OUR GUARANTEE - We guarantee the authenticity of every item that we sell for 30 days after the auction, except those lots listed as: "in the style of", "attributed to", "the school of", "in the manner of", or "after". We are not responsible for errrors or omissions in the catalog, or in written or oral condition reports. All measurements are approximate. We make every effort to accurately describe our merchandise, but in the event that errors occur, we cannot be held responsible. It is the bidder's sole responsibility to be well-informed before bidding. We sell clocks, lamps, and all electrical items only for their decorative value. They are not represented to be in working order, but they may be. Bidding in our auctions indicates that you accept these terms and any announced the day of the sale. Ceramics offered in this sale are free of repairs, chips or cracks post production unless noted in the description of each lot. Our term "mint" refers to the object being in the same condition that it was in when originally produced. Sizes are approximate. Crazing, surface scratches, firing lines, bubbles, areas where glaze crawls, stilt marks, firing flaws and base flakes will be noted if we feel that they are objectionable. Many of these flaws may have occured when made. Most ceramics can be crazed, we generally will not mention it. Many producers have ground the bottom of their vases causing minute chips or flakes. Unless we feel that they are objectionable, they will not be mentioned. Grueby and other makers of carved pots or those with high relief will often have flakes on edges of the leaves or points in high relief, we will only mention anything we feel objectionable and will still consider these pieces to be mint. Clewell is copper-clad and patinated; this patina occasionally has small flakes, we mention any we feel significant. Some framed tiles or plaques may have chips which are hidden by their frames. We will not be responsible for their disclosure unless we feel significant. Some pieces will be dirty or stained, this will usually not be mentioned. In any case, if you are particular about minor flaws, you should examine pieces in person or have our staff answer any questions. Please ask questions before you buy. Furniture has its original hardware and wood unless otherwise noted. Finishes and marks are carefully described. Some original finishes have minor restoration such as added color or a recoating. We will describe to the best of our ability, but it is the buyers responsibility to obtain an in depth description. The wood is oak, unless otherwise stated, and the dimensions are approximate. The furniture is old and over the years has acquired a few dents, drink rings, separations, burns, chips and assorted flaws. We will only mention those that we feel are objectionable. When we describe a piece of furniture as being in "excellent condition", it generally implies that the finish is original and the structure is in fine shape. A piece that has been totally or partially refinished and is in good structural shape will generally be described as being in "very good condition". A piece that needs to be refinished or that has a less than stable structural state (i.e. needs gluing, redoweling, etc.) may be generally described as being in "good condition". The majority of this furniture is ready to be put in the home. Fine Jewelry and Watches. Precious gems and metals will be tested and are guaranteed genuine as described. Gem stone quality will be described if not normal. Weights and measurements are approximate. Obvious and objectionable repairs or alterations will be noted. Watches are their original factory product unless otherwise mentioned. Original dials and overall watch condition will be noted on important pieces. Watch functions and accurate time keeping is not guaranteed. All items condition, age, originality, and quality are evaluated using industry standards and any questions should be taken care of before sale. Jewelry and watches are sold as collector items therefore everyday use should be evaluated on an item by item basis. Carpets, Rugs and textiles will be described on their overall condition. A piece that is without holes or major wear, but needing minor side or end repair will be described as in excellent condition. Pieces containing reweaves, repiling or other professional repairs will be described as in very good condition. Pieces with wear or flaws and possibly needing repair will be described as in good condition. Certain pieces are rare in any condition and may be described as good condition regardless of appearance. Lamps will be described based on patina and condition of glass. Leaded lamps may have cracked segments, most will. Some parts may have been replaced through the years, and we will mention it if we feel objectionable. Shades with mica may contain minor flaking or burn spots that will be mentioned if we feel objectionable. Metalwork will be described based on patina and the condition of the object. Dents, scratches, wear and assorted flaws will be mentioned if we feel that they are objectionable. A piece with original patina, free of major dents or scratches usually will be described as in "excellent condition". Art Glass will sometimes contain air bubbles, surface scratches, lines in the making and chips to the pontil. We will mention anything that we feel to be objectionable. Some glass may be ground at the factory causing minor chips or flakes. We will mention anything we feel to be excessive. Discoloration on the interior is usually present when originally produced and will not be noted unless we feel it is excessive. Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Bronzes. We guarantee objects to be an authentic work by the artist listed. Any and all information listed in the catalog that is not printed in bold type is given to the best of our knowledge, is merely our opinion, and is not guaranteed to be correct or authentic. We make every effort to insure that all artwork is authentic and is represented accurately. If the authenticity of a purchased object is contested, it must be made known to us within 30 days of the sale. 1) A written letter from a noted authority presented to us, declaring the object to be executed by someone other than the artist listed. 2) This authority has no vested interest in the artist's work or the estate of the artist. 3) The object is returned to us in the same condition in which it was purchased. The purchase price will be refunded only; there will be no compensation for damages, loss of profit, professional fees, transportation or any other costs. If you have any questions regarding the condition, we would be happy to provide an opinion of the condition, but all works are sold as viewed. If a work is in obvious need of repair, or has obvious imperfections, we will attempt to note it in the description. If a painting is excessively dirty, we will attempt to note it in the description; however, we do not feel that the normal darkening of varnish over years is problematic, and it will not be noted in the description. If you would like for us to give our opinion regarding whether or not a work needs to be cleaned, please contact us. We believe it is important for you to know the condition of a work before you bid on it. We strongly recommend that you personally inspect potential purchases before the sale, or have your representative inspect it on your behalf. If this is not possible, we urge you to call us for a detailed verbal or written condition report. This report is not a professional conservator's evaluation, but is given to the best of our opinion. CONDITION REPORTS - It is the buyer's sole responsibility to be knowledgable about the condition of the property before bidding. We are open for preview the week prior to every auction, or by appointment. We encourage you to visit and inspect all lots at this time. If you cannot personally examine items, we encourage you to call, e-mail or fax us your condition report requests prior to the sale. Our staff will give you our opinion of condition, answer any questions, and send photos if necessary. This information is solely our opinion and is not to be relied on as representations or statements of fact. It is the buyer's responsibility to be aware of all conditions, addendums, and corrections before the sale. ESTIMATES - Our price estimates are purely that, an estimate, reflecting the range in which the price may fall. This should give buyers an idea of what they should bid in order to have a good chance of being successful. In some cases the price range may be wider than others, due to the uniqueness of the individual piece. A few items have reserves. We implement them to offer items that may not have been available without them. You will find that few of the pieces offered have reserves. In most instances, the reserves will be less than the low estimate. ABSENTEE BIDS, PHONE BIDS - If you can't attend our sale, it is quite easy to get involved. You can bid over the phone during the sale or leave bids which will be executed by one of our representatives in the audience. When leaving a bid the only disadvantage you have is that you can't advance your bid as you might if you were there in person. Your bids are executed as though you are there in person. We get you into the bidding at the first opportunity to insure your chance of being successful at the lowest price. Because of this, the lot may sell for your highest left bid, but not to you because you were "in" at the previous bid. We respectfully ask that you refrain from calling the Treadway Gallery during the auction to set up phone or leave absentee bids, as we use these lines to make calls to pre-arranged phone bidders. Advance arrangements are crucial to insure your bids will be handled without problems. Note: Please try to send in absentee bids and/or arrangements for phone bidding to us as early as possible. We have a limited number of phone lines available, and they do fill up very quickly, so make arrangements early to insure yourself a line. We cannot guarantee you will get a line if you make arrangements later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) on the Friday prior to the sale. Also, please remember we prefer to avoid phone bidding on items estimated under $500. Be sure absentee bids are given in the correct increments (see chart below). Keep in mind, when tie absentee bids come in, we will honor the first one received. However, absentee bids have an equal chance of being successful as do telephone or in-person bids and in no way take precedence. Again, please mail, fax or phone in absentee bids prior to 5:00 p.m. (EST) on the Friday prior to the sale, as we cannot guarantee execution after this time. If you mail your bids in, to avoid confusion, please do not also fax them (and vice versa). If you wish to confirm that your bids were received, please phone us. If you phone in to make additions to left bids, be sure you mention that you've already left bids. Call Janet Kopras in Cincinnati with any questions concerning absentee bids or phone bidding. Note: Please do not call for results of sale the Monday after the auction. We will be happy to assist you after all information has been checked for accuracy. AUCTION INCREMENTS - We use the following increment multiples at our auctions. When leaving absentee bids, please make sure your bids fall within the proper increments. This is crucial to the success of your bids. 0-500 $25. increment 3,000-5,000 $250. increment 500-1000 $50. increment 5,000-10,000 $500. increment 1,000-3,000 $100. increment 10,000+ $1000 increment or auctioneer's discretion. DELIVERY - The delivery cost of any item in our sale is very reasonable. A piece of furniture will range from $80.-300. or more depending on the size of a piece or if there are several pieces; a piece of pottery or glass of average size costs $20.-50. We use the safest and most economical methods possible to deliver purchases. You can obtain estimates on shipping prior to the auction using dimensions of the item or items you are interested in purchasing. Paintings will go UPS ground unless arrangements are made otherwise. Furniture delivery is one person delivery unless arrangements are made for additional person, which is an additional cost. If you have questions about the shipping or delivery cost of any item please inquire.
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