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Millea Bros Select, Day 1: ASIAN | ENGLISH ANTIQUES | SILVER & OBJECTS OF VERTU12.7.2017

Live auction
Dec 07
Set Reminder
Auction Description

MILLEA BROS. “SELECT” 3 DAY AUCTION EVENT (1061 Lots)
Only the best of what comes our way, hand selected by the brothers for your buying pleasure! Featuring a newly discovered 1924 Paul Klee pencil drawing. With a great provenance and clear ownership history, this striking dadaist Machine drawing from Klee’s Bauhaus period, hung unrecognized in a charitable foundation collection for over 60 years; Contents from the estate of Gilded Age heiress Huguette Clark. One of the famous “Poor Little Rich Girls” that captivated American society in the 1920s, and gained new renown as a self-hospitalized recluse for the last decades of her life, Millea offers an astounding assortment of Fine Art, European Antiques, Rare Musical Instruments, and  Clark’s personal paintings once shown to great fanfare in a 1925 show at the Corcoran Gallery Museum; Contemporary Art and Design from the Collection of Dr. Pentti Kouri including Jasper Johns, Dennis Hopper, Mark Handforth, Jean Prouve, and Jacques Adnet. A partner of George Soros, Dr. Kouri amassed a cutting edge collection of Minimalist, Arte Povera, and Pop installation art for a private Museum.  Since his untimely death in 2009 over 350 works have sat in storage, and will be auction for the first time at Millea over the course of the year; The complete contents of a Jacques Grange interior featuring custom designed furniture. An early NYC public commission from the designer who built the private art and design collections of Yves St. Laurent, Francois Pinault, and Karl Lagerfeld; also including French Antiques and Modern Furniture from the Collection of a Recording Industry Executive; a Single Owner Collection of Ming-era Chinese porcelains and a rare and important Ming-era painted scroll;  and the Modern Art and Furnishings of a Tommi Parzinger Decorated Massachusetts estate.

Day 1: ASIAN | ENGLISH ANTIQUES | SILVER & OBJECTS OF VERTU
Day 2: MODERN ART | DESIGN | AMERICANA
Day 3: EUROPEAN ART & ANTIQUES 

PREVIEW HOURS:
Our doors will be open for preview on Tue, Dec 5 from 11am to 7pm, Wed, Dec 6 from 11am to 5pm, Thu, Dec 7 from 9am to 5pm, Fri, Dec 8 from 9am to 5pm, and Sat, Dec 9 from 9am to 10am. Hope to see you!

Auction Information

Terms & Conditions

MILLEA BROS. LTD. TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SALE

The property listed in this auction catalog will be offered by Millea Bros. Ltd. (Millea Bros.) as owner or as agent for their consignor(s) subject to the following terms and conditions. Any of the following conditions of sale may be amended, waived, or modified in the sole discretion of Millea Bros. Ltd. By placing a bid, whether present in the saleroom or by any other means, the buyer (bidder, purchaser) agrees to be bound by the following conditions of sale:

 

1) All property is sold in "as is" condition and all sales are final. Neither Millea Bros. nor their consignor(s) makes any representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the property or the correctness of the catalogue or other description of the authenticity of authorship, physical condition, size, age, quality, rarity, importance, provenance, exhibitions, literature or historical relevance of the property or otherwise. Original provenance documentation depicted in the item listings may be replaced with copies at the auctioneer's discretion. This documentation is provided as a courtesy to the bidder.

 

2) The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the buyer. The auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid and shall advance the bid at his/her sole discretion. In the event of a dispute between bidders, the auctioneer has absolute discretion to determine the successful buyer or to re-sell the disputed lot. If a dispute arises after the sale, Millea Bros.' record of the successful buyer and final sale price shall be conclusive. Millea Bros. reserves the right to withdraw, combine or divide any lot at any time before bidding commences.

 

3) The auctioneer has sole and exclusive discretion, and authority to regulate the following bidding increments:

 

$0 - $100 ................$10

$101 - $500 ..............$25

$501 - $1,000 ............$50

$1,001 - $2,000 .........$100

$2,001 - $5,000 ........$250

$5,001 - $10,000 .......$500

$10,001 - $50,000 .....$1,000

$50,001 - $100,000 ....$2,500

$100,001 - $150,000 ...$5,000

$150,001 - and up ....$10,000

 

4) Some lots offered for sale may be subject to a reserve, which is a confidential minimum price below which a lot will not be sold. Under no circumstance will a reserve exceed the low estimate of the lot being offered. Consignors are prohibited from bidding on their own property, however, the auctioneer may implement reserves by bidding on behalf of the consignor. If bids on a lot fail to reach the reserve, the lot will be "passed" or "bought-in".

 

5) Absentee, telephone, and Internet bidding is offered as a convenience to our customers and, while we will make every effort to carry out your instructions, Millea Bros. cannot be held responsible for errors and omissions resulting in failure to execute your absentee and/or telephone bids.

 

6) Users of third-party internet bidding services shall indemnify and hold Millea Bros. and its consignors harmless against any claim arising out of or resulting from the use of such Internet Bidding Services, including all losses, damages, liabilities, and all fees, including reasonable attorney's fees, costs, and expenses incurred in connection with any claim. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall Millea Bros. and its consignors be liable for lost profits or any special, incidental, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use Internet Bidding Services.

 

7) Title of each lot passes upon the fall of the auctioneer's hammer to the highest acknowledged bidder. Thereafter, any loss by fire, theft, breakage, or any other cause is the sole responsibility of the purchaser. Merchandise must be packed and transported by the purchaser at his/her own risk and expense. If any employee or recommended agent of Millea Bros. shall pack or transport the merchandise, it is fully at the risk, responsibility, and expense of the purchaser and Millea Bros. shall not be liable for any loss or damage that maybe caused by such employee or agent. Under no circumstances will Millea Bros.' liabilities to a purchaser exceed the purchase price actually paid.

 

8) The purchase price of each lot shall be the amount of the successful bid plus a twenty five percent (25%) buyer's premium. Unless exempt by law, all purchases, including buyer's premium, are subject to all state and local taxes applicable at the time of payment.

 

9) All payments are due immediately upon receipt of invoice. Payments will be accepted by cash, check, bank transfer or, for an additional fee, credit card (on invoices under $10,000). Property purchased during the auction may not be removed until the full purchase price, including buyer's premium and all applicable taxes, have been paid. Millea Bros. reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank. The purchaser agrees to pay Millea Bros. a handling charge of $35 for any check returned for insufficient funds. Any invoice not paid in full within thirty (30) days after the auction may be cancelled and the sale rescinded without further notice to the purchaser.

 

10) Millea Bros. Ltd. does not ship. The purchaser must pay for and remove all property from "the auction site" (Millea Bros. Auction Gallery, 607 Myrtle Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005) at his/her risk and expense. Buyers are welcome to use a pack/ship professional of their choice or to collect their purchases in person at "the auction site" by Tuesday, 12/19/2017 at 4:00PM. All purchases not removed from "the auction site" by 4:00PM on Tuesday, 12/19/2017 will be released to a third-party storage and shipping company, "DAKS Global Logistics" in King of Prussia, PA and moved to their warehouse facility without further notice to the buyer.  The buyer will then coordinate all shipping, delivery and pickup arrangements with"DAKS Global Logistics" directly. Invoices must be paid in full to Millea Bros. before purchased property can be released or collected. DAKS Global Logistics will store merchandise free of charge for a period of up to (10) business days. After that period a one-time $25 handling fee will be assessed and a daily storage charge of $5 per lot/day will commence regardless of lot size or value. You may, of course, use any shipper you wish and no fees will be assessed, providing your purchases are retrieved from "DAKS Global Logistics" by January 5th, 2018.

 

11) If any applicable conditions contained herein are not complied with by the purchaser, Millea Bros. may, in addition to other remedies available by law; (a) hold the purchaser liable for the total purchase price; (b) retain any payment made by the purchaser, and/or (c) cancel the sale and resell the property without reserve and the original purchaser will be liable for any deficiency and added cost.

 

NOTE REGARDING ANIMAL MATERIALS

Certain property contained in this catalog may be constructed from, or may incorporate animal materials, and may require a license, permit or certificate for exportation or resale. It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to obtain appropriate licenses. The sale of a lot will not be canceled if a purchaser cannot obtain the appropriate license, permit or certificate. CITES documents are not provided unless specified in the lot description.

 

Shipping Information

SHIPPING QUOTES
We recommend that all potential buyers obtain pack/ship estimates prior to bidding. MILLEA BROS. DOES NOT MAINTAIN AN IN-HOUSE SHIPPING DEPARTMENT OR PROVIDE PACK/SHIP QUOTES. All pack/ship questions or quote requests should be directed to DAKS Global Logistics (tel: 484-370-8992, sales@daksglobal.com).  Please see "Shipping" for details. 

PROPERTY PICK-UP/SHIPPING/STORAGE POLICY
The gallery will open for property pick-up on Monday, December 11 & Tuesday, December 12 from 10:00am to 4:00pm and by appointment after those dates. Purchases will be available for collection at the Millea Bros. auction gallery, located at 607 Myrtle Ave., Boonton, NJ 07005, for up to seven (7) business days following the completion of the auction. All merchandise not removed from the auction gallery by this time will be released to a third-party storage and shipping company, "DAKS Global Logistics" (tel: 484.370.8992, email: sales@daksglobal.com) in King of Prussia, PA and moved to their warehouse facility without further notice to the buyer. From that point forward, "Daks Global Logistics" will coordinate all shipping, delivery and collection arrangements. Daks Global Logistics will store merchandise free of charge for a period of up to (10) business days. After that period a one-time $25 handling fee will be assessed and a daily storage charge of $5 per lot/day will commence regardless of lot size or value. You may, of course, use any shipper you wish and no fees will be assessed, providing your purchases are retrieved from Daks Global Logistics by January 5th, 2018.