Payment: All payments are due strictly within seven days. Any amount unpaid after seven days will be taken from the buyers registered card, and if unrecoverable will be referred to collection agency. Payment should be made online by card (via the link sent after the auction) or by BACS transfer.
Collection: All lots must be collected (or postage/delivery instructed) within seven days of the auction, or handling/storage charges will be applied..
Viewing & Condition Reports: It is unlikely that current UK restrictions will allow viewing in person prior to sale; however we do offer a full Condition Report service and virtual viewing by video call on request. Please ensure all report requests are submitted at least 48 hours prior to sale, due to the large quantity of requests we recieve we cannot guarantee they will be completed after this time.
Buyer`s Premium 20% + VAT
Keys Fine Art Auctioneers offer a Condition Report Service in advance of our Fine Art Sales and respectfully ask that requests are made by 1pm on Friday prior to the commencement of the Sale. Although we do our best to reply we regret any requests made after this time are not guaranteed to be met due to the constraints of the sale.
Lots purchased online with the-saleroom.com will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 4.95% of the hammer price plus VAT at the rate imposed
Artist's resale rights (droit de suite) in addition to our normal buyer's premium of 20% (plus vat) a commission of 4% (no vat) will be payable on resale works by living artists on pictures making over one thousand euros (payable in sterling at the rate applicable on the day of sale). Such lots are marked with an 'AR', this will be payable by the purchaser of the picture
Further details are available from the auctioneers on request
Condition Report Service:
Keys Fine Art Auctioneers take great care to ensure that any statements as to attribution, age, date, origin, provenance and condition are reliable and accurate but it should be noted that all such statements are skilled opinions, if provenance (written or historical fact) cannot be produced. However, Keys Fine Art Auctioneers do not guarantee that condition reports, whether included in the catalogue, or given at a later time; cover all aspects of an item(s) condition.
All clocks, watches and mechanical items are sold on behalf of vendors by Keys Fine Art Auctioneers strictly on an “As Found” basis.
No guarantee or warranty is issued or given in anyway, either written or verbal and therefore refunds will not be issued on the basis of the Lot not being “in working order”, “incomplete”, or “not in original condition”.
Keys Fine Art Auctioneers would respectfully ask that prospective buyers view Lots in person, wherever issues regarding condition are seen as important to them, satisfying themselves as to the condition, completeness and originality of any Lot on which they intend to bid.