Late 19th c. Chinese Hongmu Wood Carved Table Screen, rectangular frame set on original attached stand, with a pith paper painted scene depicting four elders overseeing two boys playing in a tree, 10 1/2" high, 12 1/2" x 3 3/4". Stains to upper left and right of painting, small tear upper left, front foot repair, front edge chip.
Buyers have several shipping options (see listings below). Shortly after the auction, you may receive an email from one or more shippers with a quote for shipping. Quotes for shipping large items may take longer. For pre-auction shipping quotes or other shipping information please contact:
A. Global Packing & Shipping - Phone: 207-596-2926, Email: email@example.com
B. Sure Express - Phone: 1-800-335-9996, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
C. Mail It 4U - Phone: 207-563-7667, Email: email@example.com
Please note: These are shippers suggested by TPAG. We do not set shipping and packaging rates as they are established by the individual shippers. Buyers are free to choose whichever shippers they would like. All shipping arrangements and liabilities are made solely between buyer and shipper.
Buyers pay shippers directly. If either someone else other than the buyer, or a shipper other than one of the firms listed above, will be picking up your items, the buyer must inform us in advance so we may release the items. Items for shipment will not be released without an initialed release form or a verbal release.
Shipments will be insured for the full purchase price unless other coverage is requested by the buyer. Any damage or delivery issues (regardless of any assistance offered by TPAG) are between the buyer and their chosen shipper.
TPAG will not alter any catalog descriptions or declare less than the full purchase price on any international customs paper- work. All international customs documents and costs are the responsibility of the buyer.
All items must be picked up from our auction facility within 30 days of the sale unless prior arrangements have been made. For items unclaimed after 30 days:
A. Items left at TPAG for more than 30 days will be subject to a storage fee of $50 per item, per month to be paid prior to collection of items.
B. Items left at TPAG over 45 days after the date of sale may, at the sole discretion of TPAG, be re-sold on buyerâ€™s behalf. The above costs of storage, plus any other costs directly related to the items and an auctioneerâ€™s commission of 30% will be subtracted from the proceeds.
C. Items unsold or unclaimed by 180 days from the date of this agreement will become the sole property of TPAG and may be sold or otherwise disposed of without reporting or liability of any sort to the buyer.
The inability to choose an acceptable shipping option is NOT a reason for non-payment of an itemâ€™s full purchase price.
Attention online bidders: Any items won during auction will not be available for pick-up until the first business day after the auction. Please call ahead!
Anyone planning to pick up property from TPAG, should call 24 hours in advance to make arrangements.
Successful live bidders are expected to pay in full for all purchases immediately following the auction. Buyers must pay the entire amount including the hammer price, buyerâ€™s premium, all applicable taxes and other charges.
Successful absentee, phone, and online bidders will be notified of their purchases by email or regular mail within 5 business days of the auction. Payment is due no later than 15 days post sale. Payment for packing and shipping is a separate charge covered under the â€œShippingâ€ section.
All payments must be in US Dollars. We accept payments in cash, by personal, business, bank or cashierâ€™s check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, PayPal and bank wire transfer. For domestic buyers, payments in excess of $25,000 must be made by wire transfer unless otherwise approved. For international buyers, payments by checks drawn on US banks or a wire transfer are the only acceptable methods of payment.
No items will leave TPAG until payment is made in full.
TPAG reserves the right to hold all merchandise until payments clear our bank.
All returned checks will be assessed a $35.00 processing fee.
In the event payment in full is not received within 15 days from the date of the auction, any outstanding amounts will be charged to the credit card on file.
A. If payment is not received 30 days from the sale, there will be a 3% surcharge added to the total invoice, and;
B. If no credit card is available or if payment has not been received within 30 days, TPAG will pursue alternate collection avenues in order to collect the balance due plus any storage, administrative, collection, attorney and/or court fees.
C. After 30 days from the day of the sale, storage fees will be charged at $50 per item, per month.
D. After 30 days, the warranty no longer applies.
E. If payment in full is not received 45 days from the sale, all ownership rights to any items on a bidderâ€™s invoice are forfeited and the bidder will be responsible for any outstanding amounts including, but not limited to storage and collection fees.
F. Additionally, TPAG may report the buyerâ€™s name to other auction houses and online platforms regarding creditworthiness and restrict the buyer from future bidding at TPAG and our associated online platforms.
The State of Maine sales tax of 5.5% will be assessed on all purchases except when buyer provides a copy of a valid state-issued resale certificate (business type must pertain to the item/s being purchased) or if shipped anywhere except Maine.