Connecticut Estates Auction by Fairfield Auction

Auction Description

Our December sale includes several wonderful estates and features modern furniture by Gustav Stickley, Paul Evans, Herman Miller and Knoll. Included in this sale is a large group of Georg Jenson jewelry and signed Arts & Crafts jewelry signed by Boston makers. From the same estate are two rare Newcomb College plaques. Fine art is lead by original works by Alexander Calder and Stuart Davis and includes Paul Sample, Ilya Schor and Harold Von Schmidt. Over 100 lots of jewelry includes pieces by Tiffany and Cartier and a large and impressive star sapphire ring.

Buyer's Premium

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$500,000 $50,000

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Payment due by February 18th. Checks should be mailed to: Fairfield Auction P.O.Box 783, Newtown, CT 06470. Call or email the gallery for ACH/bank wire instructions. If you would like to pay by credit card, a 3% credit card convenience fee applies. Please call the gallery at 203-880-5200 to pay with a Visa/MasterCard or American Express. Pick-up at the gallery is by appointment. Email to schedule a day and pick-up time. If we are shipping in-house, a shipping amount has been added to your invoice. We recommend for 3rd party shipping: STRATFORD UPS Store (Nayan): 203-783-1876, We have additional shipping companies listed in our terms for this sale.


We may offer shipping on some smaller items, but most items must be shipped by a third party. If we can offer shipping we will include that offer with your invoice. Here is a list of shipping companies that our clients have used: SHIPPERS: USA & International: The UPS Store (Nayan): 203-690-1494, The UPS Store (Kerry): 203-374-3354, Plycon: 888-655-2664, FURNITURE TRANSPORT within USA: Vintage Trucking: 413-212-1252 Scott Cousins: 978-491-9353 (Eastern USA- Chicago to Florida) LOCAL DELIVERY: George Sulliman Delivery Service: 203-263-5472 Jared Silbersher, The Gentleman Hauler: 914-772-5826 NOTE: Connecticut sales tax applies if your shipper does not have a Motor Carrier number and cannot provide Fairfield Auction with a Bill of Lading. This includes the company, In this instance, the buyer will be required to pay Connecticut sales before the property is released to the shipper.

Terms & Conditions

Shipping Buyer pays Shipping. Fairfield Auction shipping prices quoted exclude insurance, which will be calculated based on the selling price and are quotes for within the Continental USA only. PACKING AND SHIPPING IS HANDLED IN THE ORDER PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. If a shipping price is NOT indicated in the description (shipping box), shipping is through a third party shipper (see list of shippers). Shipping of items containing certain plant or animal materials such as ivory, coral, crocodile, whalebone, baleen or tortoise may require a license, certificate (or may be otherwise restricted) for export. All international shipping will be through a 3rd party shipper. Here is a list of shipping companies that our clients have used: SHIPPERS: USA International: STRATFORD UPS Store (Nayan): 203-690-1494, FAIRFIELD UPS Store (Kerry): 203-374-3354, Plycon: 888-655-2664, FURNITURE TRANSPORT within USA: Vintage Trucking: 413-212-1252 Scott Cousins: 978-491-9353 (Eastern USA- Chicago to Florida) LOCAL DELIVERY: George Sulliman Delivery Service: 203-263-5472 Jared Silbersher, The Gentleman Hauler: 914-772-5826 PLEASE NOTE: Connecticut sales tax applies if your shipper does not have a Motor Carrier number and cannot provide Fairfield Auction with a Bill of Lading. This includes the company, In this instance, the buyer will be required to pay Connecticut sales before the property is released to the shipper. We may offer in house shipping on smaller items. PLEASE TAKE INTO ACCOUNT SIZE AND WEIGHT BEFORE BUYING ITEMS THAT MUST BE SHIPPED. You are NOT required to use any of the shippers listed above. Please email a release for the shipper of your choice to Shipping arrangements should be made promptly. We offer storage at no cost for 20 days after the auction. Thereafter a $50 storage fee, plus $5 per day applies (double for pianos). After 90 days title to property shall be agreed to be abandoned. Payment Payment is due 9 days after the auction in the form of a personal check, business check or a bank wire, WE DO NOT TAKE CREDIT CARDS, disputes will be filed for all delinquent bidders promptly. PLEASE SEND PAYMENT TO Fairfield Auction, P.O. Box 783, Newtown, CT 06470. Payment is due by bank wire for all international buyers. Bank Wire Instructions:Name of Bank: Chase Bank, Bank Swift Code: CHASUS33, Bank Account #: 500972002, Bank Address: 270 Park Ave, New York, NY 10017, Bank Phone #: 1-203-426-6945, for: Fairfield Auction, LLC Address: 707 Main Street, Monroe, CT 06470 USA Phone #: 203-880-5200 WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS OR PAYPAL. We will email an invoice within 24 hours of the end of sale. If you don't receive an invoice the day after sale, please contact us. Failure to receive an invoice does excuse late payment. We will report non-paying bidders promptly. Additionally, there is a collections charge of $25 for each invoice not paid within 10 days after the auction. Your registration is consent to this charge. Any invoice 10 days past due may be canceled and non-payment dispute will be filed. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. If there is a delay buyer should contact the gallery promptly. Accepted payment methods VisaMasterCardAmerican ExpressDiscoverPersonal CheckWire Transfer Due Diligence Condition Reports are provided as a courtesy and are not guaranteed. We have attempted to point out any defects; however, the absence or inclusion of a condition statement does not imply that a lot is free from imperfections. All lots are warranted as per our terms and conditions as to authenticity, but buyers must perform all due diligence and notify the gallery of any problems within 15 days of the auction. Terms Our estate auctions are conducted online through our website and LiveAuctioneers. All bidding is online. Fairfield Auction is an established regional auction house with over $65,000,000 in sales over the past 20 years. We value the trust put in us by both buyers and sellers. Bids accepted at the Liveauctioneers bidding console may or may not be accepted by the auctioneer. THE FINAL BID FOR EACH ITEM SHALL BE ACCEPTED AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE AUCTIONEER. The actual buyer and final bid shall be as recorded by the auctioneer, even if different from that recorded on the LiveAuctioneers system. By registering for this auction bidder agrees that Fairfield Auction shall be held harmless for any and all damages as a result of a clerking error on LiveAuctioneers. Bids on the Fairfield Auction portal or at the gallery take precedence. CONDITION REPORTS 1. All condition reports are to the best of our ability BUT ARE NOT GUARANTEED. Buyers are encouraged to inspect the merchandise in person during the auction preview times. THE ABSENCE OF A CONDITION REPORT DOES NOT IMPLY THE LOT IS WITHOUT DEFECTS. Though all description and commentary are believed to be correct, neither Auctioneer nor Consignor makes any warranties or representations of any kind with respect to merchandise with the exception of the catalog description which shall be honored with respect to age and origin and authorship of artworks, and only to the extent that any such errors in the catalog description materially affect the value of such item. Any refunds made based on condition problems will be made when the problem is deemed very significant AND reported within 14 days of sale- NO EXCEPTIONS. ALL REQUESTS FOR IMAGES AND CONDITION REPORTS SHOULD BE MADE AT LEAST 48 HOURS AHEAD OF SALE. We have provided condition reports for the vast majority of lots. If you require further information please make a specific request by email and we will respond by updating the LIVEAUCTIONEERS condition report- so please check there for your response. Requests that are too general won't be answered when a condition report is already online. Requests for "more images" without specific requests won't be honored. We generally provide only overall condition reports on group lots. Framed artworks are not inspected out of the frame unless so indicated. Works on paper may have issues not visible if they haven't been inspected out of frame. We are not able to make page counts on books- condition for books is overall and only based on a quick inspection. We are not qualified to make full condition reports on certain specialized items, such as musical instruments, vehicles or mechanical antiques so those reports will be cursory. Buyer shall not rely on the Auctioneer, employees, or advertisements in any part, and must rely only on the catalog description and his own inspection and opinion of all items. Some items may contain hazardous materials such as mercury (barometers) or lead. CATALOG DESCRIPTIONS MAY BE REVISED UP TO THE TIME OF SALE. Our description of a lot as EXCELLENT means we found no damage or unusual wear- it does not mean flawless. A description of VERY GOOD indicates showing general normal wear from use- but no major defects. GOOD is something with considerable wear from use, but still presentable. FAIR is a highly worn and used object showing numerous defects. POOR is a "place holder" object that has serious condition issues. Warranty is limited to AGE, GENERAL ORIGIN, AND AUTHORSHIP OF ARTWORKS. Additional description reflects our best opinion. All sizes and other measurements are approximate. ANTIQUITIES CARRY NO WARRANTY as to age. Gemstones have not been lab tested unless stated as such. Any and all claims made to Fairfield Auction or consignor regarding age, authenticity, origin, rarity, provenance, size, or other aspects of description must be made within 14 days of the auction date and in writing. IF ITEM IS BEING SHIPPED, IT IS THE BUYERS RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE RECEIPT OF ITEM IN TIME TO ACT ON WARRANTY SHOULD THERE BE AN ISSUE. Our warranty is limited to the selling price and to errors that are substantial to value and not already apparent in images provided. Claims must be made against the final catalog as revised by any addendum or auctioneer announcements. Claims may not be made against advertisements, website descriptions, or the preliminary catalog offered on our website. Items described as "possibly", "probably", "manner of", "style of" or "attributed to" are not guaranteed, but represent our best opinion. No guarantees are made as to condition. 2. The Auctioneer is acting as agent only and is not responsible for acts of its principals. If any dispute arises, the Auctioneer's word is final. 3. Where the Consignor is indebted to or has a monetary guarantee from Fairfield Auction, and in certain other instances, Auctioneer may have an interest in the offered lots and the proceeds there from other than its commissions, and may bid therefore to protect its own interests. Auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any lots from the sale or cancel a sale at the Auctioneer's discretion at any time until payment is accepted from buyer. BUYER AGREES TO HOLD AUCTIONEER HARMLESS FOR WITHDRAWAL OR CANCELLATION OF SALE. The Auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid or eject any person from the premises. 5. Loading and packing materials are the responsibility of the buyer. Fairfield Auction may offer assistance, Fairfield Auction and its employees shall not be held liable for any damages or accidents that may result from handling, lifting, moving, loading and packing of purchases. 6. PAYMENT: PAYING IN PERSON: We accept approved checks or cash. Visa and MasterCard are accepted IN PERSON ONLY with photo id that matches the credit card. (NO EXCEPTIONS) 3% added to all credit card purchases. SENDING IN PAYMENT (within the USA): Payment is due by check and all payment should be mailed to: Fairfield Auction, P.O. Box 783, Newtown, CT 06470. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS OVER THE PHONE. We can also provide bank wiring instructions if you would like to expedite shipping. PAYMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Payment is due by bank wire. We will provide you with the bank wiring instructions when your invoice is emailed to you. Payment must be paid in full within 9 days of the auction, otherwise Auctioneer may resell merchandise at public or private sale and retain 20% deposit as liquidated damages. Auctioneer may, at his discretion, hold purchases until check clears. 7. A buyer' premium of 25% is added to the price knocked down by the Auctioneer for LiveAuctioneers bidders. If you are the successful bidder on a lot at $100, your invoice will include a buyer's premium of $25 for a total of $125. Sales tax is applied as directed by the state of Connecticut. ABSENTEE /ONLINE BIDS Fairfield Auction shall not be held responsible or liable for bids that are missed or otherwise not executed. Auctioneer accepts bids at his/her discretion. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE DOES A LIVEAUCTIONNERS BID LEFT ONLINE TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER ANY OTHER BID. STORAGE 10. Removal shall be at the expense, liability and risk of the purchaser. All arrangements for removal must be at convenience of Fairfield Auction. We can suggest names and phone numbers of appropriate firms to assist with delivery. If arrangements can't be made within 20 days of sale, items may be removed and stored at the expense and risk of the buyer. After 20 days, a storage fee of $50 per lot plus $5 per day thereafter shall be charged. After 90 days, items shall be deemed abandoned. Auctioneer shall apply any deposit or payment to loss, damages, and expenses incurred in the storage and resale of goods not paid for in full or removed in the time specified and shall retain any balance as liquidated damages. All items sold AS IS, WHERE IS. ALL SALES FINAL.

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