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Commission Bids

If you are unable to attend the auction in person, we will be pleased to execute commission bids on your behalf, without any legal obligation on Duke's part. Lots will be purchased as cheaply as allowed by other bids and reserves. Commission bids must be received at least 24 hours before the auction. All bids are subject to buyer's premium and VAT as applicable and to the conditions of sale printed in the auction catalogue..

Illustrations

If you would like a more detailed image of an illustrated lot, or an image of an item which is not illustrated, we will be delighted to send them by email. Requests must be received 24 hours before the auction.

Telephone Bidding

If you wish to bid on a major lot over the telephone, we will do all we can to assist you. Lines should be booked at least 48 hours before the auction.

Online Bidding

Online bidding is available for our sales at www.the-saleroom.com and www.liveauctioneers.com All you need is a computer or laptop and an internet connection. Please note that any lots purchased via online bidding will be subject to an additional 3% commission charge + VAT at the rate imposed on the hammer price. Clicking the bid button is a commitment to buy.

Estimates

Estimates are prepared well in advance of the auction and are subject to revision. Our specialists are always pleased to discuss individual lots with intending purchasers.

Condition Reports

An indication of condition is not generally printed in the catalogue but prospective buyers are welcome to request a condition report up to 48 hours before the auction. Please bear in mind that whilst we endeavour to provide an accurate representation, the ultimate responsibility is with the buyer and we strongly recommend you personally view any lots on which you intend to bid.

Card Payments

There is a 3% surcharge on all credit card transactions. Payment by card over the telephone is only available up to a maximum of £500

Buyers Premium

22% (plus VAT) for all auctions.

Artists Resale Right

From mid February 2006, living artists are entitled by law to receive a resale royalty each time their work is resold by or to an art market professional. From 1st January 2012 the right has been extended to include sales of works by artists who have died within the last 70 years (following the existing term of copyright). Royalties will be payable to the families and beneficiaries of these artists. An art work must be resold for more than 1,000 Euros to qualify for the right. The rates are payable are calculated as a percentage of the hammer price and are set out in a sliding scale from 4% to 0.25%. The charge is exclusive of VAT. The auctioneers reserve the right to pass all of the cost to the person buying the qualifying art work. When the resale right applies, lots are marked by a red triangle against the lot number in the catalogue.

Collection

The Dorchester Fine Art Saleroom is open Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm. Unfortunately Duke's are unable to offer a postal or delivery service. We are pleased to recommend reputable carriers and can advise on air-freight and other forms of despatch. Items of furniture not collected within 5 working days will be transported to storage at the buyers expense.

Duke's
The Dorchester Fine Art Saleroom
Brewery Square
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 1GA
UK
Tel:  +44 (0) 1305 265 080
Fax: +44 (0) 1305 260 101
Email: enquiries@dukes-auctions.com

Featured Lots

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    PRINCE PAUL TROUBETZKOY (1866-1938) A woman seated

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    PATEK PHILLIPE: A GENTLEMAN'S 18CT YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH

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  • WU GUANZHONG (1919-2010) 'White birches on Mt. Changbai'

    WU GUANZHONG (1919-2010) 'White birches on Mt. Changbai'

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  • ANTON FRUHAUF (1914-1999): A MODERNIST AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND COCKTAIL RING

    ANTON FRUHAUF (1914-1999): A MODERNIST AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND COCKTAIL RING

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  • DAME ELIZABETH FRINK (1930-1993) A green man

    DAME ELIZABETH FRINK (1930-1993) A green man

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Contact Us

Duke's,
Brewery Square,
Dorchester,
Dorset
DT1 1GA
UK

Call: +44 (0) 1305 265 080
Fax: +44 (0) 8707 260 101
E-mail: enquiries@dukes-auctions.com

 

Contact Us

Duke's,
Avenue Auctions,
Weymouth Avenue,
Dorchester
Dorset,
DT1 1QS, UK

Call: +44 (0) 1305 257 544
Fax: +44 (0) 1305 259 953
E-mail: avenue@dukes-auctions.com