Glossary of Cataloguing Terms
The auctioneers are always pleased to discuss individual lots with prospective purchasers prior to the auction and will provide condition reports on request. If you require clarification of any terms employed in the catalogue please do not hesitate to seek advice. The auctioneers are also pleased to discuss lots which may have been altered, repaired or restored.
The term basically used in conjunction with a date (ie. basically 18th century) indicated that, in our opinion, the item may have undergone restoration, repair, or alternation. It also indicates that only an element of the piece may date from the period stated in the description. The absence of the term basically does not imply that an item is without restoration, repair, or alternation. The use of inverted comas around the work or phrase (ie. "pearl") indicates that the piece, or object, may not be what it is purporting to be (ie. a simulated pearl). If you are in doubt out specialists are available prior to the auction to offer guidance and advice.
Care is taken to ensure that any statement as to authorship, attribution, origin, date and provenance is reliable and accurate, but all such statements are statements of opinion and are not to be taken as statement or representations of fact. Hy. Duke & Son reserve the right, in forming their opinion, to consult and reply upon any expert or authority reasonably considered by them to be reliable.
Descriptions of property in this catalogue do not always indicate condition, repair or damage. Buyers are earnestly advised to inspect personally any lot they intend to purchase. Weights and measurements are approximate and should be verified by intending purchasers
Paintings, Drawings and Prints
Attributed to NICHOLAS CHEVALIER
Studio of NICHOLAS CHEVALIER
Circle of NICHOLAS CHEVALIER
Follower of NICHOLAS CHEVALIER
Manner of NICHOLAS CHEVALIER
After NICHOLAS CHEVALIER
Signed/inscribed/date NICHOLAS CHEVALIER
Bears signature/inscription/date NICHOLAS CHEVALIER
The addition of a question mark after any of the catalogue terms in the above gloassary indicates an element of doubt.
The use of inverted comas around the name of an artist, or date, in connection with a signature, or inscription (ie. Signed "Nicholas Chevalier") indicates that the signature, or inscription, may have been added by another hand.
Artist's Resale Right
Coloured Gem Stones