Loughlin Bowe Fine Art & Antique Auctioneers
welcome you to our salesrooms. We will be pleased to help you with any
aspect of buying or selling at auction. We can also provide a wide range
of valuations, i.e.. Insurance, market, probate, etc.
USING THIS CATALOGUE
Each entry in this catalogue includes an estimated price range, which
reflects the opinion of our specialists. These are based upon prices
recently paid at auction for comparable property and take into account
condition; rarity; quality and history of previous ownership (provenance).
Estimates are prepared well in advance of the sale and are subject to
revision; they do not include the buyer's premium.
The reserve is the minimum price the seller is willing to accept and
below which the lot will not be sold. This amount is confidential but
will not exceed the lower estimate.
Buyers are reminded that the actual purchase price will be the sum of
the final bid price plus the buyer's premium, which is 17.5% of the final
bid plus 21% VAT chargeable thereon.
BEFORE THE AUCTION
You can attend pre-sale viewing for our auctions at the stated times
on the title page of the catalogue. You are encouraged to examine lots
thoroughly and to request condition reports (see below). Loughlin Bowe's
client service staff are available to give advice at all viewing's or
If you want additional information on a particular lot, or cannot attend
the viewing, Loughlin Bowe Fine Art & Antique Auctioneers will be
pleased to provide a condition report. Please contact our staff.
We remind prospective buyers that descriptions are not warranties but
Our offices are open Monday to Friday, 10.00 am to 5.30pm.However as
we work off site preparing Auctions and conducting Valuations we can
also be contacted 7 days a week on on our mobile phone to assist with
queries, phone +353 (0)86 3406358for details. NB. The viewing times
for auctions are during the times stated on the title page of the catalogue.
If you are planning to buy at auction, you will need to register at
the desk in the salesrooms on the day of the auction, so we can enter
you onto our computerized system. This ensures rapid processing of invoices
for successful bidders. Please arrive 1 hour before the auction to complete
bidder registration and to receive a numbered 'paddle' to identify you.
If you are a new client, or if you have not made a recent purchase with
Loughlin Bowe, you might be -asked to supply a bank reference. To avoid
any delay in the release of your purchases, you may wish to prearrange
cheque approval. If so, please contact us.
Before you bid, we ask you to read our Conditions of Business, buyers
conditions, sale information and sale notices. The acceptance of your
bid will be subject to these conditions
All auctions are open to the public,you are most welcome to attend
whether you are an intending purchasers or not. Admission is by catalogue
only which will be on sale prior to the auction or at the venue. We
do however reserve the right to refuse admission to any any private
property at which a sale is being held.
items are auctioned in numerical lot order, as they appear in the catalogue.
The lot being offered is shown at the front of the salesroom or is illustrated
on video. The auctioneer will accept bids from those present in the
room or absentee bidders participating by telephone or via written bid.
Auctions usually proceed at about 80-100 lots per hour, though it may
vary depending on the category of items being sold.
Bidding generally opens below the low estimate and advances in the following
|€100 - €200
|€200 - €300
|€300 - €500
||by €20 or €30
|€500 - €1000
|€1,000 - €2,000
|€2,000 - €3,000
|€3,000 - €5,000
||by €200 or €300
|€5,000 - €10,000
|€10,000 - €20,000
|€20,000 and up
|ALL RATES ARE IN EUROS.
However, the Auctioneer may change the increments during the course
of the auction at his or her discretion
If you cannot come to an auction in person, Loughlin Bowe Fine Art & Antique Auctioneers can bid for you. There is no charge for this service,
known as commission bidding. You simply pay the final bid price plus
the premium in the usual way, as explained on the written bids form
included at the back of the auction catalogue and on this site.
If you cannot attend the auction, you are welcome to bid on the telephone
on lots with a minimum estimate of €1000. We recommend early booking,
as availability of lines cannot be guaranteed. (We also recommend that
you leave a covering bid which we can execute on your behalf in the
event that we are unable to reach you by telephone). This service is
also provided free of charge.
The fall of the auctioneer's hammer indicates the final bid. The auctioneer
will call out and record the name or 'paddle' number of the buyer. If
your written bid is successful, you will be notified immediately after
the sale by telephone or post.
If a lot fails to reach its reserve, it will be 'bought-in' by the auctioneer
and either re-offered at a later date or returned to the seller.
It is possible to make after-auction offers. Please contact us directly.
AFTER THE AUCTION
Payment and Collection of Goods
Payment must be made within one calendar day of the sale (dates and
times on the title page of the catalogue). The property you have bought
can only be collected when payment has cleared.
Payment can be made by cash of bank draft, made payable to Loughlin
Bowe Fine Art & Antique Auctioneers or by bank transfer direct to
our bank (details available upon request).
To avoid any delay in releasing goods, prospective buyers should supply
bank references before the auction.
Special Scheme for Sellers
Loughlin Bowe are the first Antique & Fine Art Auctioneers in Ireland to introduce a special scheme for vendors of high value antiques and Important Irish Art. Vendors of important items accepted* by us under this scheme do not pay any vendors commission on the hammer price which is achieved for these items, when these items are sold by us at auction, items accepted under this scheme are subject to charges for any costs relating to their sale incl. but not limited to, insurance, haulage, storage, handling, catelogueing and illustration. *subject to terms and conditions
BEFORE THE AUCTION
If you are considering selling, Loughlin Bowe Fine Art & Antique Auctioneers are happy to provide a free verbal estimate of the auction value of your property. We can call to see the items in situ if required. If you wish to show us your item(s) at our premises it is advisable to make an appointment in advance in order to ensure prompt attention,. If a visit is not practical, please send a clear photograph and a written description by post or email.
Consigning Property for Sale
If you decide to sell your property at auction, the procedures are simple and you should find Loughlin Bowe's staff helpful to you throughout the process. After discussions with us, we will set out the terms, commission fees and services we can provide. Nb. The commission rate quoted does not include additional vendor charges for items such as insurance, catalogue illustration, haulage etc.
Before the auction, you will receive a 'pre-sale advice' form, indicating the lot number and cataloguing of your property. This will also confirm the reserve price(s) (if applicable) which is subject to the standard auctioneers descretion on the reserve price of 10%.
AFTER THE AUCTION
After the auction you will receive notification of your lots which have
been sold, or in the event that the property failed to sell, notification
that it was 'bought-in'. In a comprehensive report, together with a
cheque in settlement for lots sold at auction less any commission or
If a lot does not reach the reserve, it is 'bought-in' and the seller
should contact the department.
Approximately 10 working days after the auction, you will be sent sale
proceeds and a settlement statement itemizing commission and any other
charges. Payment can only be made to the seller when Loughlin Bowe Fine
Art & Antique Auctioneers have been paid in full by the buyer.
This sale is subject to the Conditions of Business
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