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  • JOSEPH DUFOUR HAND-PAINTED FIVE-PANEL WALLPAPER SCREEN
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 1

    JOSEPH DUFOUR HAND-PAINTED FIVE-PANEL WALLPAPER SCREEN

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
  • GERMAN NEOCLASSICAL STYLE ORMOLU-MOUNTED CUT-GLASS AND BEADED GLASS EIGHT-LIGHT CHANDELIER, POSSIBLY RUSSIAN
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Lot 2

    GERMAN NEOCLASSICAL STYLE ORMOLU-MOUNTED CUT-GLASS AND ...

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
  • PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED LAPIS LAZULI JARDINIÈRES
    Estimate
    $700 - $900
    Lot 3

    PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED LAPIS LAZULI JARDINIÈRES

    Est.
    $700 - $900
  • CONTINENTAL CARVED MARBLE BACCHANTE-HEAD FOUNTAIN MASK
    Estimate
    $400 - $800
    Lot 4

    CONTINENTAL CARVED MARBLE BACCHANTE-HEAD FOUNTAIN MASK

    Est.
    $400 - $800
  • CONTINENTAL ART DECO CHINESE JADE AND ENAMEL-MOUNTED SILVER-GILT CYLINDRICAL BOX, POSSIBLY RETAILED BY EDWARD FARMER, NY
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Lot 5

    CONTINENTAL ART DECO CHINESE JADE AND ENAMEL-MOUNTED SI...

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
  • SET OF SIX ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL STYLE COMPOSITION INTAGLIO FRIEZE PANELS, AFTER THE ANTIQUE
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 6

    SET OF SIX ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL STYLE COMPOSITION INTAG...

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • GRAND TOUR PLASTER INTAGLIO CAMEOS
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $3,000
    Lot 7

    GRAND TOUR PLASTER INTAGLIO CAMEOS

    Est.
    $1,500 - $3,000
  • SET OF TWELVE WEDGWOOD PORCELAIN DINNER PLATES IN FAMILLE VERTE DESIGN
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 8

    SET OF TWELVE WEDGWOOD PORCELAIN DINNER PLATES IN FAMIL...

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • PAIR OF BRASS-MOUNTED GREEN CRAQUELLE AND PARCEL-GILT TWO-TIERED TABLES
    Estimate
    $500 - $700
    Lot 9

    PAIR OF BRASS-MOUNTED GREEN CRAQUELLE AND PARCEL-GILT T...

    Est.
    $500 - $700
  • SOUTH GERMAN STAINED FRUITWOOD AND MAHOGANY CABINET
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $6,000
    Lot 10

    SOUTH GERMAN STAINED FRUITWOOD AND MAHOGANY CABINET

    Est.
    $3,000 - $6,000
  • RARE LATE DIRECTOIRE CARVED MAHOGANY TILT-TOP GUÉRIDON
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Lot 11

    RARE LATE DIRECTOIRE CARVED MAHOGANY TILT-TOP GUÉRIDON

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
  • PAIR OF LOUIS XVI STYLE GILT-BRONZE-MOUNTED CUT-GLASS LARGE VASES, PROBABLY BACCARAT
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Lot 12

    PAIR OF LOUIS XVI STYLE GILT-BRONZE-MOUNTED CUT-GLASS L...

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
  • FINE GEORGE II CARVED MAHOGANY LIBRARY ARMCHAIR
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $8,000
    Lot 13

    FINE GEORGE II CARVED MAHOGANY LIBRARY ARMCHAIR

    Est.
    $4,000 - $8,000
  • FRENCH BRONZE SMALL BACCHUS MASK HEAD, AFTER THE ANTIQUE
    Estimate
    $400 - $800
    Lot 14

    FRENCH BRONZE SMALL BACCHUS MASK HEAD, AFTER THE ANTIQU...

    Est.
    $400 - $800
  • GEORGE IV MAHOGANY AND PARCEL-GILT CENTER LIBRARY TABLE
    Estimate
    $3,500 - $7,500
    Lot 15

    GEORGE IV MAHOGANY AND PARCEL-GILT CENTER LIBRARY TABLE...

    Est.
    $3,500 - $7,500
  • FINE ITALIAN BAROQUE GLASS MIRROR, VENICE
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 16

    FINE ITALIAN BAROQUE GLASS MIRROR, VENICE

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
  • GEORGE III MAHOGANY PARTNERS WRITING TABLE
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 17

    GEORGE III MAHOGANY PARTNERS WRITING TABLE

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
  • PAIR OF REGENCY CUT-GLASS AND GILT-BRONZE TWO-LIGHT CANDELABRA
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,000
    Lot 18

    PAIR OF REGENCY CUT-GLASS AND GILT-BRONZE TWO-LIGHT CAN...

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,000
  • FINE GEORGE II CARVED MAHOGANY BUREAU CABINET, HENRY KETTLE, LONDON
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $8,000
    Lot 19

    FINE GEORGE II CARVED MAHOGANY BUREAU CABINET, HENRY KE...

    Est.
    $4,000 - $8,000
  • PAIR OF CHINOISERIE ROCK CRYSTAL OBELISKS ON BRONZE AND PARCEL-GILT ELEPHANT SUPPORTS
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Lot 20

    PAIR OF CHINOISERIE ROCK CRYSTAL OBELISKS ON BRONZE AND...

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
  • REGENCY POLYCHROME-PAINTED WINDOW SEAT
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $3,000
    Lot 21

    REGENCY POLYCHROME-PAINTED WINDOW SEAT

    Est.
    $1,500 - $3,000
  • PAIR OF RUSSIAN NEOCLASSICAL KARELIAN BIRCH AND EBONIZED SIDE CHAIRS
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 22

    PAIR OF RUSSIAN NEOCLASSICAL KARELIAN BIRCH AND EBONIZE...

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • FRENCH PAINTED TERRACOTTA HEAD OF A SOLDIER
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 23

    FRENCH PAINTED TERRACOTTA HEAD OF A SOLDIER

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • FRENCH ENGRAVED GILT-METAL PERFUME COFFRET
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 24

    FRENCH ENGRAVED GILT-METAL PERFUME COFFRET

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • CONTINENTAL ENGRAVED BRASS OCTAGONAL ASTROLABE
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 25

    CONTINENTAL ENGRAVED BRASS OCTAGONAL ASTROLABE

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • ITALIAN HOLLOW-CAST BRONZE FIGURE OF ADONIS, AFTER THE ANTIQUE
    Estimate
    $700 - $900
    Lot 26

    ITALIAN HOLLOW-CAST BRONZE FIGURE OF ADONIS, AFTER THE ...

    Est.
    $700 - $900
  • CONTINENTAL BAROQUE CARVED GILTWOOD WINGED GRIFFIN
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 27

    CONTINENTAL BAROQUE CARVED GILTWOOD WINGED GRIFFIN

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • FLEMISH VERDURE HUNTING TAPESTRY FRAGMENT
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $3,000
    Lot 28

    FLEMISH VERDURE HUNTING TAPESTRY FRAGMENT

    Est.
    $1,500 - $3,000
  • EARLY VICTORIAN BRASS-MOUNTED AMBER GLASS SIX-LIGHT CHANDELIER
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Lot 29

    EARLY VICTORIAN BRASS-MOUNTED AMBER GLASS SIX-LIGHT CHA...

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
  • TWO SIMILAR LATE MEDIEVAL LIMESTONE LION-FORM CORBELS AND CAPITALS
    Estimate
    $1,200 - $3,600
    Lot 30

    TWO SIMILAR LATE MEDIEVAL LIMESTONE LION-FORM CORBELS A...

    Est.
    $1,200 - $3,600
  • CAST STONE NICHE GROUP OF THE MADONNA AND CHILD IN THE BURGUNDIAN INTERNATIONAL STYLE
    Estimate
    $400 - $600
    Lot 31

    CAST STONE NICHE GROUP OF THE MADONNA AND CHILD IN THE ...

    Est.
    $400 - $600
  • GEORGE I WALNUT SIDE CHAIR
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 32

    GEORGE I WALNUT SIDE CHAIR

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • WILLIAM AND MARY WALNUT, EBONY, FRUITWOOD, MARQUETRY AND EBONIZED LONGCASE CLOCK
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $10,000
    Lot 33

    WILLIAM AND MARY WALNUT, EBONY, FRUITWOOD, MARQUETRY AN...

    Est.
    $5,000 - $10,000
  • TWO SIMILAR CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE STYLE PORCELAIN BALUSTER-FORM VASES, MOUNTED AS LAMPS
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,000
    Lot 34

    TWO SIMILAR CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE STYLE PORCELAIN BALUST...

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,000
  • ASIAN BLUE-TO-GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY GARDEN SEAT
    Estimate
    $250 - $450
    Lot 35

    ASIAN BLUE-TO-GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY GARDEN SEAT

    Est.
    $250 - $450
  • GEORGE III INLAID MAHOGANY SOFA TABLE
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 36

    GEORGE III INLAID MAHOGANY SOFA TABLE

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • REGENCY STYLE PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT STOOL
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 37

    REGENCY STYLE PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT STOOL

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • GROUP OF FOUR ESTE MAJOLICA TROMPE L'OEIL PLATES
    Estimate
    $400 - $500
    Lot 38

    GROUP OF FOUR ESTE MAJOLICA TROMPE L'OEIL PLATES

    Est.
    $400 - $500
  • THREE FRENCH FAIENCE TROMPE L'OEIL PLATES, BY CHRISTINE VIENNET
    Estimate
    $300 - $400
    Lot 39

    THREE FRENCH FAIENCE TROMPE L'OEIL PLATES, BY CHRISTINE...

    Est.
    $300 - $400
  • ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT SOFA
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Lot 40

    ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT SOFA

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
  • PAIR OF MEDIEVAL STYLE BRONZE FIGURES OF ANGELS
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 41

    PAIR OF MEDIEVAL STYLE BRONZE FIGURES OF ANGELS

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • GEORGE III PAINTED SERPENTINE-FRONTED DRESSING TABLE
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,000
    Lot 42

    GEORGE III PAINTED SERPENTINE-FRONTED DRESSING TABLE

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,000
  • NEOCLASSICAL STYLE LARGE CARVED SPIRAL TWIST WOOD COVERED URN
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 43

    NEOCLASSICAL STYLE LARGE CARVED SPIRAL TWIST WOOD COVER...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • PAIR OF RENAISSANCE STYLE LIMOGES ENAMEL CALENDAR PLATES, JANVIR AND APVRIL
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $3,000
    Lot 44

    PAIR OF RENAISSANCE STYLE LIMOGES ENAMEL CALENDAR PLATE...

    Est.
    $1,500 - $3,000
  • PAIR OF RENAISSANCE STYLE CAST STONE FIGURES OF RECUMBENT LIONS
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 45

    PAIR OF RENAISSANCE STYLE CAST STONE FIGURES OF RECUMBE...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • PAIR OF TUFTED UPHOLSTERED CLUB CHAIRS
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 46

    PAIR OF TUFTED UPHOLSTERED CLUB CHAIRS

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • GEORGE III INLAID MAHOGANY OCTAGONAL-SHAPED CELLARETTE
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 47

    GEORGE III INLAID MAHOGANY OCTAGONAL-SHAPED CELLARETTE

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • BRUSSELS MYTHOLOGICAL TAPESTRY FRAGMENT
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 48

    BRUSSELS MYTHOLOGICAL TAPESTRY FRAGMENT

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500

Auction Description

The April Fine Sale: Furniture, Fine Art & Objects by Stair

On Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 we will be offering furniture, fine art and objects from the Cycladic period through the early 20th century, including the important collection of antiquities from Dr. Heinrich Medicus, Troy, NY, furniture and decorations from The World of Jean Stein, and property from The Estate of Kate Webb Harris, Joan Kend and Seward Kennedy. Wide-ranging in time period and style, the property in this auction shares a high level of quality and intrinsic interest. Highlights include three rare Cycladic marble goddesses, an Egyptian wooden figure, Greek and Roman bronzes and pottery, and Chinese and Japanese porcelain including a fine Han Dynasty Dog. Other interesting objects include Russian enamel plique-à-jour table articles, porcelain and icons, and a selection of Georgian and American silver.

Highlights in the fine arts include important American paintings by Thomas Moran, Rockwell Kent, William Merritt Chase and Frederick Frieseke, as well as sculpture by Hiram Powers and Charles Schreyvogel. Furniture highlights include a Neopolitan Rococo throne chair, a pair of Sri Lankan Burgermeister chairs and an unusual English Neo-Gothic Puginesque bookcase. A fine selection of Turkish Oushak, Tabriz garden and Egyptian-revival Aubusson carpets round out the sale.

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Stair
Hudson, NY 12534
United States

internetrequests@stairgalleries.com

Phone:+15187511000

Fax:518-751-1010

Buyer’s Premium

Start Premium (%)
$0 28.00
$100 28.00
$500,000 28.00

Bid Increments

Start Increments ($)
$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

Shipping Info

Purchasers are responsible for making shipping arrangements within ten days of the auction.  The following is a list of shippers in our area:

 

UPS Store #4541

Elise Anderson
Todd O’Brien
230 Kings Mall Court
Kingston, New York 12401
T: 845-336-4877
F: 845-336-3832
store4541@theupsstore.com

For furniture and other large items:

Meticulous Movers

Owners: Josh and Mike
T: 845-256-7047
F: 845-256-7039
meticulousmovers@live.com

PLYCON TRANSPORTATION GROUP

Contact: Chris Pliaconis
T: 631-269-7000
F: 631-269-7088
www.plycongroup.com

Antique Delivery LLC

9 Merithew Road
Searsport, ME 04974
Harold Merithew: 207-469-5363
Eric Kiernan: 207-505-6359

Worldwide Shipping:

James Bourlet, Inc.

T: +1 718-392-9770
F: +1 718-392-2470
www.bourlet.com

Cadogan Tate Fine Art

Worldwide Fine Art Logistics
T: +1 718-706-7999
F: +1 718-707-2847
michael@cadogantate.com
www.cadogantate.com

Gander & White Shipping

T: +1 718-784-8444
F: +1 718-784-9337
www.ganderandwhite.com

PLYCON TRANSPORTATION GROUP

Contact: Chris Pliaconis
T: 631-269-7000
F: 631-269-7088
www.plycongroup.com

 

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Terms & Conditions

CONDITIONS OF SALE

 

The following Conditions of Sale are Stair Galleries & Restoration, Inc. (“Stair Galleries”) and the consignor’s entire agreement with the purchaser and any bidders of property being offered. They may be amended by posted notices or announcements made during the sale. 

 

By bidding at auction, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

 

1.  AS IS

All property is sold “AS IS” without any representations or warranties by Stair Galleries or the consignor, express or implied, as to merchantability, fitness for particular purpose, attribution, authenticity, the correctness of the catalogue or other description of the physical condition, size, quality, rarity, importance, medium, frame, provenance, period, age, date, exhibitions, literature or historical relevance of any property and no statement anywhere, whether oral or written, whether made in the catalogue, salesroom posting or announcement, invoice, condition report or elsewhere, shall be deemed such warranty, representation or assumption of liability. 

 

Prospective bidders should inspect the property before bidding to determine its condition, size, and whether or not it has been repaired or restored.

 

Stair Galleries and the consignor make no representation or warranty, express or implied, that the purchaser will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights for any property.

 

Stair Galleries and the consignor are not responsible for errors and omissions in the catalogue or any supplemental material. 

 

2.  RESERVES

Some of the lots in this sale are offered subject to a reserve, which is the confidential minimum price below which the lot will not be sold.  A representative of Stair Galleries will execute such reserves by bidding on behalf of the consignor.

 

3.  WITHDRAWAL

Stair Galleries reserves the right in its sole discretion at any time before bidding commences to withdraw, combine or divide any lot and shall have no liability whatsoever for such withdrawal, combination or division.

 

4.  BUYER’S PREMIUM

A buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price and is payable by the purchaser as part of the total purchase price.  The buyer’s premium is 27% of the hammer price.  If payment is made by cash (in US currency) or check (personal or business check in US currency drawn on a US bank, a cashier’s/banker’s check drawn on a US bank or a check in US dollars certified by a US bank), or wire transfer, the buyer’s premium is discounted to 25% of the hammer price.

 

5.  BIDDING

The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. Stair Galleries reserves the right to reject any bid. The auctioneer shall advance the bid at his/her sole discretion. The auctioneer has absolute and sole discretion in the case of error or dispute with respect to bidding and, whether during or after the sale, to determine the successful bidder, to re-open bidding, to cancel the sale or to re-offer and re-sell the item in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, our sale record is conclusive.

 

In our discretion, we will execute order or absentee bids and may accept telephone bids, as a convenience to clients who are not present at auctions; we are not responsible for any errors or omissions in connection therewith. Prospective bidders should also consult stairgalleries.com for the most up to date cataloguing of the property in this catalogue.

 

All bidders may be required to provide a government-issued identification confirming the bidder’s name and principal address of residence or business; in addition, bidders may also be required to provide an additional residential or business address and telephone number, credit card information, and other credit-related information.  Stair Galleries reserves the right to require a deposit prior to bidding.

 

By participating in the sale, you represent and warrant that any bids placed by you or on your behalf are not the product of any collusive or other anti-competitive agreement and are otherwise consistent with federal and state antitrust law.

 

6.  LIVE ONLINE BIDDING

Stair Galleries may also offer clients the opportunity to bid online via Invaluable, Bidsquare or other online platforms for their sales.  By participating in a sale via any of these online platforms, you acknowledge that you are bound by these Conditions of Sale as well as the additional terms and conditions for live online bidding.  By participating in a sale via any online platform, bidders accept the online terms as well as the relevant conditions of sale.  If bidding using an online platform, an online bidding service fee of additional 5% of the hammer price (for a total of 27% of the hammer price, or 25% of the hammer price with the discounted buyer’s premium if payment is made by cash or check) will be added to the hammer price as part of the total purchase price.

 

7.  FALL OF THE HAMMER

Subject to fulfillment of all of the conditions set forth in these Conditions of Sale, on the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer, the contract between the consignor and the purchaser is concluded, and the winning bidder thereupon will immediately pay the total purchase price. Title in a purchased lot will not pass until Stair Galleries has received in full the total purchase price in cleared funds.  Unless exempted by law, the purchaser will be required to pay New York, New Jersey or Connecticut state sales tax as applicable, any applicable local sales tax, and any applicable compensating use tax of another state.

 

8.  PAYMENT

Stair Galleries accepts checks (personal or business check in US dollars certified by a US bank, a cashier’s/banker’s check drawn on a US bank or US money order), cash (US currency not to exceed $10,000 in a single or multiple related payments) or credit card (Visa or MasterCard) for payment. The purchaser’s obligation to pay immediately the full purchase price is absolute and unconditional and is not subject to any defenses, setoffs or counterclaims of any kind whatsoever.  Stair Galleries is not obligated to release a lot to the purchaser until title to the lot has passed. The purchaser agrees to pay Stair Galleries handling charge of $22 for any check dishonored by the drawee.

 

9.  REMOVAL

Property purchased from Stair Galleries by a successful bidder will not be released to such bidder until the full payment of the total purchase price (including the buyer’s premium and online bidding service fee, and all applicable sales taxes) have been made. In addition to other remedies available to us by law, we reserve the right to impose from the date of sale a late charge of 1.5% per month of the total purchase price if payment is not made in accordance with these conditions. Please note that Stair Galleries reserves the right to refuse to accept payment form a source other than the buyer of record.

 

The purchaser must remove all property from the auction premises at his/her expense the day following the auction by 1:00 pm. If the property is not picked up within 10 days of the auction, Stair Galleries reserves the right to charge a minimum storage and handling charge of $20 per lot per day.  Stair Galleries also reserves the right to send the property to a public warehouse for the account and at the risk and expense of the purchaser, to be released only after payment in full of all removal, storage, handling, insurance and any other costs incurred, together with payment of all other amounts due to us.

 

It is the purchaser’s sole responsibility to arrange to collect or ship the property and to identify and obtain any necessary export, import, firearm, endangered species or other permit for the lot. Stair Galleries and the consignor make no representations or warranties as to whether any lot is or is not subject to export or import restrictions or embargoes.

 

Purchasers are reminded that Stair Galleries’ liability for loss or damage to sold property shall cease no later than 10 days after the date of the auction.

 

10.  REMEDIES

If the purchaser fails to fulfill or comply with any of the conditions herein, the purchaser shall be in default and, in addition to all legal remedies available to the Stair Galleries and the consignor by law, including, without limitation, the right to hold the purchaser liable for the total purchase price, including all fees, charges and expenses more fully set forth herein, Stair Galleries, at its option, may: a) cancel the sale of that, or any other lot or lots sold to the defaulting purchaser at the same auction or any other auction, and retain all payments made by the purchaser as liquidated damages; b) resell the purchased property whether at public auction or by private sale, for the account of the purchaser, in which case the purchaser shall be liable to Stair Galleries for all its costs and damages, including the commissions for both auctions; c) remove the property to a public warehouse for the account and at the risk and expense of the purchaser; d) charge interest at such rate as we shall reasonably select, or e) effect any combination thereof.  In any case, the purchaser will be liable for any deficiency and any and all costs, handling charges, late charges, expenses of both sales, our commissions on both sales at our regular rates, legal fees and expenses, collection fees and incidental damages.  Payment will not be deemed to have been made in full until we have collected good funds.  In the event that purchaser fails to pay any or all of the total purchase price for any lot and Stair Galleries nonetheless elects to pay the consignor any portion of the sale proceeds, the purchaser acknowledges that Stair Galleries shall have all of the rights of the consignor to pursue the purchaser for any amounts paid to the consignor, whether at law, in equity, or under these conditions of sale.  In addition, defaulting purchaser will be deemed to have granted and assigned to Stair Galleries a continuing security interest of first priority in any property or money of or owing to such purchaser in our possession, custody or control, in each case whether at the time of the auction, the default or if acquired at any time thereafter, and we may retain and apply such property or money as collateral security for the obligations due to us.  We shall have all the rights accorded a secured party under the New York Uniform Commercial Code. Purchaser hereby agrees that we may file financing statements under the New York Uniform Commercial Code without his/her signature.

 

11.  LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

In no event will our liability to a purchaser with respect to an item of property exceed the purchase price actually paid by such purchaser for such item.

 

12.  NEW YORK LAW; JURISDICTION

These Conditions of Sale as well as bidders’, the purchasers’ and our respective rights and obligations hereunder shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.  By bidding at an auction, whether present in person or by agent, order bid, telephone, online or other means, all bidders including the purchaser shall be deemed to have consented to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state courts of, and the federal courts sitting in, the State of New York.

 

13.  COPYRIGHT

The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material produced by or for Stair Galleries relating to a lot, including the contents of this catalogue, is, and shall remain at all times, the property of Stair Galleries and shall not be used by the buyer nor by anyone else, without our prior written consent. Stair Galleries reserves the right to reproduce any image of the lots sold in this catalogue.