Information for Buyers
The catalogue description includes a starting bid for each lot. The name with each lot indicates the artist/designer who, in our best judgement, is the author of the work. Measurements usually refer to image size and are given in inches. The dimensions are height by width by depth, if applicable.
Items purchased through the auction are to be taken by the purchaser the evening of the event or arrangements are to be made with The Society for pick up. All necessary arrangements and expenses associated with delivery, storage and insurance are the responsibility of the purchaser.
Purchases not removed by September 24, 2010, will be subject to storage fees. The Society bears no responsibility for any auction items after the evening of the benefit.
For all trips, restaurant, and special event packages, it is the responsibility of the donor and purchaser to work out the necessary arrangements for use of the certificates. The Society will not act as an intermediary in scheduling use of these items. The certificates for travel and/or dining are good for 1 year from date of purchase unless otherwise noted.
CONDITIONS OF SALE
This catalogue of items for auction was prepared by The Renaissance Society (The Society). A portion of the sale will be conducted as a live auction; all other items will be offered through silent auction according to the terms below.
The Society does not assume any risk, liability, or responsibility for the authenticity of the authorship of any property identified in this catalogue. That is, the identity of the creator or the period, culture, source, or origin, as the case may be, with which the creation of any property is identified herein.
All property is sold as is and The Society makes no warranties or representations of any kind of nature, expressed or implied, with respect to the property, and in no event shall The Society be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty of description, genuineness, attribution, provenance, or condition of the property and no statement in the catalogue or made at the sale or in the bill of sale or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty or representation or an assumption of liability.
The Society reserves the right to withdraw any property at any time before the actual sale.
The silent auction will be structured as follows:
a. Bid sheets will identify the object/artwork as well as provide the opening bid and bidding increments.
b. Bids are to be increased at the increments specified on the bid sheet. Absentee bidding will be allowed on the website or with pre-bid sheets available through The Society. Pre-bidding ends on September 9, 2010, at 5:00 pm CST.
c. At the event, bidding will continue until the auction closes. The auction will be closed by section with announcements made indicating the time remaining until close.
d. Once bidding is closed, the auction item will be sold to the highest bidder.
e. If the highest bidder is not present at the time the auction closes, he/she will be notified by The Society regarding their winning bid within one week of the auction. It is then the absentee bidder?s responsibility to contact The Society (773-702-8670) and to arrange for payment and pick-up and delivery of the artwork.
f. If for any reason, the highest bidder fails to pay for or claim his/her purchase, The Society will contact other bidders regarding the lot.
The Society reserves the right to reject a bid from any bidder. The highest bidder at closing time, as announced by the auction manager, shall be the purchaser. In the event of any dispute between bidders, the auction manager shall have the sole and final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the article in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, The Society sale record shall be conclusive in all respects.
All terms of sale are for cash or checks made payable to The Renaissance Society. Visa and Mastercard will be honored. The customary Illinois Sales Tax has been expressly waived for the purposes of this sale.