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  • Continental Bronze and Enamel Fleur-de-lis Paper Weight
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    $600 - $800
    Lot 300

    Continental Bronze and Enamel Fleur-de-lis Paper Weight...

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    $600 - $800
  • Small French Tôle Peinte Jardinière
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    $300 - $500
    Lot 301

    Small French Tôle Peinte Jardinière

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    $300 - $500
  • French Silver-Gilt and Mother-of-Pearl Box Mounted with a Wedgwood Plaque
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    $500 - $700
    Lot 302

    French Silver-Gilt and Mother-of-Pearl Box Mounted with...

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    $500 - $700
  • Spode Porcelain Tea and Coffee Service in the 'Fleur De Lys Red' Pattern
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    $300 - $600
    Lot 303

    Spode Porcelain Tea and Coffee Service in the 'Fleur De...

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    $300 - $600
  • Louis XVI Style Mahogany and Tulipwood Parquetry Console Desserte
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    $700 - $900
    Lot 304

    Louis XVI Style Mahogany and Tulipwood Parquetry Consol...

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    $700 - $900
  • Contiental Silver-Gilt-Mounted Shell Snuff Box
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    $300 - $500
    Lot 305

    Contiental Silver-Gilt-Mounted Shell Snuff Box

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    $300 - $500
  • Set of Printed Linen Curtains
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    $300 - $500
    Lot 306

    Set of Printed Linen Curtains

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    $300 - $500
  • Two Cartier 14k Gold Picture Frames
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    $1,000 - $2,000
    Lot 307

    Two Cartier 14k Gold Picture Frames

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    $1,000 - $2,000
  • Set of Alain Gruber Printed Linen Curtains
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    $300 - $500
    Lot 308

    Set of Alain Gruber Printed Linen Curtains

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    $300 - $500
  • Louis XVI Style Cream Painted Petite Bergère
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    $200 - $300
    Lot 309

    Louis XVI Style Cream Painted Petite Bergère

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    $200 - $300
  • Chinese Glazed Pottery Rabbit Form Vessel
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    $200 - $300
    Lot 310

    Chinese Glazed Pottery Rabbit Form Vessel

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    $200 - $300
  • Modern Cream and Red Painted Faux Bamboo Chest of Drawers
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    $400 - $600
    Lot 311

    Modern Cream and Red Painted Faux Bamboo Chest of Drawe...

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    $400 - $600
  • Cloisonné Double Gourd Vase Mounted as Lamp
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    $200 - $300
    Lot 312

    Cloisonné Double Gourd Vase Mounted as Lamp

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    $200 - $300
  • European School: Botanicals: Five Plates
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    $400 - $800
    Lot 313

    European School: Botanicals: Five Plates

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    $400 - $800
  • Gilt-Metal-Mounted Carved Jade Pendant
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    $100 - $200
    Lot 314

    Gilt-Metal-Mounted Carved Jade Pendant

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    $100 - $200
  • Painted Faux Bamboo Stool and an Upholstered Stool
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    $150 - $250
    Lot 315

    Painted Faux Bamboo Stool and an Upholstered Stool

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    $150 - $250
  • Louis XVI Style Ormolu-Mounted Mahogany Extension Dining Table
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    $500 - $700
    Lot 316

    Louis XVI Style Ormolu-Mounted Mahogany Extension Dinin...

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    $500 - $700
  • Set of Twelve Chinese Export Porcelain Armorial Plates
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    $700 - $900
    Lot 317

    Set of Twelve Chinese Export Porcelain Armorial Plates ...

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    $700 - $900
  • Japanese Parcel-Gilt Bronze Reed Form Vase
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    $400 - $800
    Lot 318

    Japanese Parcel-Gilt Bronze Reed Form Vase

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    $400 - $800
  • Set of Printed Fabric Bed Accessories
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    $100 - $200
    Lot 319

    Set of Printed Fabric Bed Accessories

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    $100 - $200
  • Claire Potter Painted Porcelain Model of a Basket of Fruits
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    $500 - $700
    Lot 320

    Claire Potter Painted Porcelain Model of a Basket of Fr...

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    $500 - $700
  • Group of Glass Vases
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    $250 - $450
    Lot 321

    Group of Glass Vases

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    $250 - $450
  • Group of Silver Table Articles
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    $100 - $200
    Lot 322

    Group of Silver Table Articles

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    $100 - $200
  • Russian Imperial Porcelain Green Ground Easter Egg
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    $700 - $900
    Lot 323

    Russian Imperial Porcelain Green Ground Easter Egg

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    $700 - $900
  • Two Régence Style Tôle Peinte and Gilt-Decorated Jardinières
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    $600 - $800
    Lot 324

    Two Régence Style Tôle Peinte and Gilt-Decorated Jardin...

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    $600 - $800
  • Joseph Sympson (1710-1750): The Library of Evelyn Pierrepont, the 2nd Duke of Kingston's House at Holme Pierrepoint Hall
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    $200 - $400
    Lot 325

    Joseph Sympson (1710-1750): The Library of Evelyn Pierr...

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    $200 - $400
  • Pair of English Battersea Enamel Candlesticks
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    $300 - $600
    Lot 326

    Pair of English Battersea Enamel Candlesticks

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    $300 - $600
  • Three Telephone Tables
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    $100 - $200
    Lot 327

    Three Telephone Tables

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    $100 - $200
  • Modern Two Seat Upholstered Sofa
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    $400 - $600
    Lot 328

    Modern Two Seat Upholstered Sofa

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    $400 - $600
  • Three Painted Waste Paper Baskets
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    $50 - $75
    Lot 329

    Three Painted Waste Paper Baskets

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    $50 - $75
  • Two Sets of German Silver-Mounted Faux Tortoiseshell Caviar Spreaders and Spoon
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    $200 - $300
    Lot 330

    Two Sets of German Silver-Mounted Faux Tortoiseshell Ca...

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    $200 - $300
  • Two Shell Form Snuff Boxes and a Group of Four Shells
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    $100 - $200
    Lot 331

    Two Shell Form Snuff Boxes and a Group of Four Shells

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    $100 - $200
  • Set of Eight Asprey Mother-of-Pearl Caviar Spreaders and a Spoon
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    $100 - $200
    Lot 332

    Set of Eight Asprey Mother-of-Pearl Caviar Spreaders an...

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    $100 - $200
  • Small Contemporary Blue and White Porcelain Inkstand
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    $50 - $75
    Lot 333

    Small Contemporary Blue and White Porcelain Inkstand

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    $50 - $75
  • Directoire Style Brass-Mounted Lacquer Desk
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    $400 - $600
    Lot 334

    Directoire Style Brass-Mounted Lacquer Desk

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    $400 - $600
  • Italian Silver-Gilt-Mounted Lapis Lazuli Table Box and Three Magnifying Glasses
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    $200 - $300
    Lot 335

    Italian Silver-Gilt-Mounted Lapis Lazuli Table Box and ...

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    $200 - $300
  • Set of Four Irish Silver-Gilt Oval Dishes
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    $400 - $600
    Lot 336

    Set of Four Irish Silver-Gilt Oval Dishes

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    $400 - $600
  • French Medallion Commerating The Hôtel des Monnaies, Paris, 1974
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    $100 - $200
    Lot 337

    French Medallion Commerating The Hôtel des Monnaies, Pa...

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    $100 - $200
  • Set of Six George II Silver-Gilt Dishes
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    $400 - $600
    Lot 338

    Set of Six George II Silver-Gilt Dishes

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    $400 - $600
  • Pair of Large Bacarrat Glass Vases
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    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 339

    Pair of Large Bacarrat Glass Vases

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    $800 - $1,200
  • Group of Twelve Botanical Prints
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    $600 - $800
    Lot 340

    Group of Twelve Botanical Prints

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    $600 - $800
  • Group of Rock Crystal, Tiger's Eye and Porcelain Bell Pushes
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    $200 - $300
    Lot 341

    Group of Rock Crystal, Tiger's Eye and Porcelain Bell P...

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    $200 - $300
  • Modern Brass-Mounted Satinwood Cross Banded Two-Tier Table
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    $300 - $400
    Lot 342

    Modern Brass-Mounted Satinwood Cross Banded Two-Tier Ta...

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    $300 - $400
  • Tôle Peinte Columnar Lamp and Shade, of Recent Manufacture
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    $50 - $75
    Lot 343

    Tôle Peinte Columnar Lamp and Shade, of Recent Manufact...

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    $50 - $75
  • Pair of Painted Faux Bamboo Two Tier Side Tables, Possibly Maison Jansen
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    $400 - $600
    Lot 344

    Pair of Painted Faux Bamboo Two Tier Side Tables, Possi...

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    $400 - $600
  • Wedgwood Porcelain Pen Tray, a Tiffany & Co. Silver-Gilt Bottle Holder, and a Group of Articles
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    $100 - $200
    Lot 345

    Wedgwood Porcelain Pen Tray, a Tiffany & Co. Silver-Gil...

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    $100 - $200
  • French Leather Traveling Pouch and a Traveling Box
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    $100 - $200
    Lot 346

    French Leather Traveling Pouch and a Traveling Box

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    $100 - $200
  • Set of Four French Gilt-Metal Vases
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    $300 - $500
    Lot 347

    Set of Four French Gilt-Metal Vases

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    $300 - $500

Auction Description

The Private Collection of Jayne Wrightsman by Stair
Arts benefactor and grande dame of New York’s high society, Jayne Wrightsman’s Fifth Avenue apartment was filled with priceless paintings, rare books and her impressive collection of 18th century decorative arts, which was donated in large part to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Decorated by Henri Samuel, Mrs. Wrightsman’s rooms were filled with pieces from Maison Jansen, fine French furnishings and the best European fine art she could acquire. Included in the sale are selections of porcelain and table objects, English and French furniture, decorations and the exquisite window treatments that graced her Fifth Avenue windows. Selections from the Private Collection of Jayne Wrightsman offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of one of New York’s finest patronesses of the arts and highlights the importance she had on the timeless design sensibility that she embraced. Read more
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Collection from Stair We are open for pickups Monday through Friday, from 9:30am to 12pm and again from 1pm to 4:30pm. We ask that you collect your items or make collection arrangements within 10 days of your purchase. We suggest requesting a quote for packing and shipping prior to bidding on an item, as you will be responsible for collection or shipping if you are the successful bidder. Below is a list of shippers our clients use on a regular basis, but feel free to use your shipper of choice. For smaller items that can be boxed and shipped: UPS Store #4541 230 Kings Mall Court Kingston, New York 12401 T: 845.336.4877 F: 845.336.3832 E: store4541@theupsstore.com For furniture and other large items: Meticulous Inc. T: 845.256.7047 F: 845.256.7039 E: meticulousmovers@live.com Sure Express 1-800-335-9996 judy@sureexpress.com Worldwide Shipping: James Bourlet, Inc. T: 718.392.9770 F: 718.392.2470 www.bourlet.org Cadogan Tate Fine Art Worldwide Fine Art Logistics T: 718.706.7999 F: 718.707.2847 E: fineartny@cadogantate.com www.cadogantate.com Gander & White Shipping T: 718.784.8444 F: 718.784.9337 www.ganderandwhite.com Plycon Transportation Group T: 631.269.7000 F: 631.269.7088 www.plycongroup.com Read more

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CONDITIONS OF SALE The following Conditions of Sale are Stair Galleries & Restoration, Inc. (Stair) 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 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 strongly encourages and advises all prospective bidders to examine personally prior to the auction any lots in which they are interested. All lots are available for inspection prior to the auction. While Stair is not obligated to provide a condition report of each lot, condition reports for most items can be found online at Stair website, www.stairgalleries.com. Prospective bidders are encouraged to contact Stair directly for additional information regarding the condition of any lot. Stair does not warrant the condition of any item. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition statements by Stair, whether appearing in the catalogue, online, or at a person’s request, are based on a visual inspection and are for guidance only. Such condition statements should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Stair. Condition is always a subjective evaluation, and final responsibility rests with the buyer to assess the condition of any item sold by Stair. Stair and the consignor make no representation or warranty, express or implied, that the purchaser will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights in any property. Stair 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 will execute such reserves by bidding on behalf of the consignor. 3. WITHDRAWAL Stair 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 23% of the hammer price. 5. BIDDING The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. Stair 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 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 may also offer clients the opportunity to bid online via Invaluable, Bidsquare or other online platforms for their sales. 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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 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 (American Express, 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 is not obligated to release a lot to the purchaser until title to the lot has passed. The purchaser agrees to pay Stair handling charge of $22 for any check dishonored by the drawee. 9. REMOVAL Property purchased from Stair 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 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 reserves the right to charge a minimum storage and handling charge of $20 per lot per day. Stair 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 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 Stairs’ 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 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, 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 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 nonetheless elects to pay the consignor any portion of the sale proceeds, the purchaser acknowledges that Stair 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 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 relating to a lot, including the contents of this catalogue, is, and shall remain at all times, the property of Stair and shall not be used by the buyer nor by anyone else, without our prior written consent. Stair reserves the right to reproduce any image of the lots sold in this catalogue. EFFECTIVE AS OF JULY 16, 2018