After decades as an auction house and the last decade as a gallery, I am tucking in our horns and changing our business model by dramatically reducing inventory and going forward with only a modest number of artworks.
To get small fast and efficiently, we have created a very real auction of some 500 lots, online, estimated conservatively and available at a fraction of their value (opening bid).
Art buyers will benefit from our hard work and connoisseurship, having created a large collection of excellent artworks, from Old Masters to Modern; Antique and Decorative Arts buyers will be tempted by our stately inventory, carefully selected over time.
I sincerely invite you to take advantage of this once in my lifetime opportunity!
Auction Preview: Thursday, September 28 6pm - 8pm; Saturday September 30th 11am - 5pm; Tuesday October 2nd - Friday October 6th 11-5pm
The auction will close on Saturday, October 7th.
For questions and additional information, please call us at (216) 721-6945, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOLFS will take proxy bids and telephone bids through Friday, October 6th.
Telephone bidding is only available for items estimated over $2,000
Terms and Conditions
1. All property is sold AS IS and neither we nor the consignor makes any guarantees, warranties or representations, expressed or implied, with respect to the property or the correctness of the catalog or other description of the authenticity of authorship, physical condition, size, rarity, importance, provenance, exhibitions, literature or historical relevance of the property. No statement anywhere, whether oral or written shall be deemed such a guarantee, warranty or representation. Prospective bidders should inspect the property before bidding to determine its age, condition, size and whether or not it has been restored. We and the consignor make no representation or warranty as to whether the purchaser acquires any reproduction rights in the property.
2. We reserve the right to withdraw any property before the sale.
3. Unless otherwise announced, all bids are per lot as numbered in the catalog.
4. We reserve the right to reject any bid. The auctioneer will accept bids from internet bidders and proxy bidders, participating by telephone is only available on items estimated over $2,000 or who leave written order bids with Wolfs in advance of the auction. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer or auction platform will be the purchaser.
5. Certain of the lots are offered subject to a reserve, which is the confidential minimum price below which such lot will not be sold. If the auctioneer decides that any opening bid is below the value of the article offered, he may reject the bid and withdraw the article from sale, and if, having acknowledged an opening bid, he decides that any advance thereafter is insufficient, he may reject the advance.
6. Sizes and weights are approximate
7. All transactions must be complete before property is removed from WOLFS. Possession of purchased property will not be turned over to the purchaser until checks have cleared or arrangements for payments have been made with WOLFS. Cash, certified check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, wire transfer or personal checks with prior approval are acceptable terms of purchase. A 2.8% credit card fee will be assessed at the time of purchase. Purchases made by order bids, telephone or Internet must be paid in full no later than fourteen (14) days after the date of the auction or the sale will be considered cancelled. In the event of a cancelled sale, the purchaser will be responsible for the 20% buyers premium on the sale.
8. All merchandise must be picked up as soon as practicable following the sale, in no case later than fourteen (14) calendar days from the sale date. Merchandise not picked up in time will be resold without reserve or further notice to the purchaser and deposits will be forfeited. Further, in the event of such resale, the original purchaser will be liable for any deficiency and expenses of both sales.
9. The Auction House has engaged the services of third party online bidding platforms called Bidsquare and Live Auctioneers ("bidding platforms"). Please proceed to Live Auctioneers.com for all necessary information on how to bid and buy online using their systems. The user of the bidding platforms indemnifies and holds WOLFS and its consignors harmless against any claim arising out of or resulting from use of the bidding platform sites, including all losses, damages, liabilities, and all fees (including attorney’s fees), costs, and expenses incurred in connection with any claim. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall WOLFS and its consignors be liable for lost profits or any special, incidental, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the bidding platforms site. If you place absentee bids with WOLFS and/or the bidding platforms and also bid in person, by phone or any other means, it is solely your responsibility to cancel these absentee bids prior to the start of the auction. If you do not or cannot, regardless of reason, you will be held responsible for the property?s purchase.
10. Bidding on merchandise automatically constitutes agreement with these terms.
11. IMPORTANT NOTICE: A premium of 20% of the highest bid will be applied to all property sold, to be paid by the purchaser as part of the purchase price.
For purchases from the auction, packing and shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. We are happy to consult with successful bidders on the shipment of their purchases and will work with you to ensure successful shipment after the sale. All items will be stored by Wolfs until they are packed by the third party shipper of your choice.
Don and Cynthia Czapski have 15 years experience crating and packaging antiques and fragile items and are available for packing purchases from the auction.
email@example.com (out of town until 9/27/2017)
Sisson Fine Art Services
Larry Sisson is a packing specialist and can design and fabricate crating for international and domestic shipping of artwork. He is a former packer for The Cleveland Museum of Art and has extensive experience in the packing and shipping of museum quality pieces. Larry provides conservation, installation, mount making, packing and consulting services to Museums, institutions and individuals.
Larry Sisson, Conservator/Proprietor, Sisson Fine Art Services
Shipping Notice - Truck at WOLFS Oct. 9th for East Coast and Chicago Deliveries
Relion Trucking will be at WOLFS on Tuesday, October 10th. If you are the high bidder on an item that requires trucking from Cleveland to the North East Coast or back and onward to the Chicago area, please contact Relion for additional information and cost. Contact: (773) 875-6178 or (847) 397-1001 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org