Name September 17th Fine & Decorative Arts Auction - Central VA
Auctioneer Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia
Type Internet Absentee Bidding
Date(s) 9/17/2016
Saturday, September 17th 10am EST
Preview Date/Time Monday, September 12th 10am-3pm Tuesday, September 13th 10am-5pm Wednesday, September 14th 10am-5pm Thursday, September 15th 10am-5pm Friday, September 16th 10am-5pm Saturday, September 17th 9am-10am
Checkout Date/Time post-auction
Location 8845 Three Notch Road
Louisa, VA 23093
Buyer Premium 20% in-house / 25% online
Description
Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia is proud to present many fine paintings, period American & European furniture, Tiffany decorative items, Continental & American silver (including an exquisite 18th century Russian silver gilt & enamel brandy cup), and a diverse collection of Asian ceramics (of particular note is a pair of Qian Long peacock blue lidded baluster vases) . The highlight of this auction is Uncle Jesse, a large oil on canvas by Lucy May Stanton portraying an elderly African-American gentleman in three-quarter view. He gazes at the viewer over his wire-rim glasses in an authentic, nearly unstaged manner. This magnificent portrait is conservatively estimated at $30,000-$50,000. Lucy May Stanton (1875-1931) was an important American Impressionist best-known for her fine miniatures; her later landscapes, still lifes & portraits would beautifully represent her Southern heritage in exquisite detail. Her works may be seen in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the United States House of Representatives, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Georgia Museum of Art. Another featured lot is a Tiffany Studios table lamp in the Colonial pattern. Its striking green lead glass shade rests on a double-scroll bronze base impressed with the familiar Tiffany markings. The estimate on the lamp is $8000-$12,000. Also offered is a Neoclassical demilune table originally owned by the Tayloe family of Mount Airy in the Northern Neck of Virginia. The Tayloes - friends and confidants of George Washington - were colonial statesmen and soldiers whose descendant Phoebe Ogle Tayloe bequeathed her considerable estate to the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1882. The Corcoran deaccessioned the table in the 1950s; it was then purchased by its current owner and loaned to Mount Vernon where it was displayed until the late 1970s. This lovely and well-traveled table carries an estimate of $6000-$8000. The next highlighted lot is a watercolor by the noted French Symbolist Odilon Redon. This piece is a study in contrasts: the muted sky is separated from the vivid blue sea by a seemingly stationary sailboat. Its estimate is $4000-$6000. Another highlight is truly a one-of-a-kind item: a large Empire Gothic breakfront secretary used by Governor Rufus Bullock of Georgia. Bullock, the state's first Republican governor, was in office during Reconstruction and promoted political and economic equality for all citizens. Interestingly, he is referenced in Gone with the Wind as an instrument of Northern subjugation of the South. Deeply unpopular with his white constituents, he was forced to resign by the Ku Klux Klan in 1871. This monumental and historic piece of furniture is estimated at $6000-$8000.
Auction Terms & Conditions Catalogue Terms & Conditions 1. Condition of Goods: In publishing this catalogue, Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia endeavors to accurately describe all items being sold but all property being offered is sold as is. It is advisable that bidders personally inspect items. No statement in this catalogue, bill of sale, invoice, or any representative or employee of Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia shall warranty, represent, or assume liability with respect to age, condition, size, quality, variety, importance, provenance, or historical relevance of any of these items. Please note that catalogue photographs may have had size modifications for display purposes, or been trimmed to exclude framing, matting, and wide blank margins. Variations in color may occur due to digital processing. Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia retains all rights to copyright and other intellectual property contained in this catalogue. 2. Disputes: The auctioneer will be the final judge as to who is the successful bidder. In the event of any dispute, the auctioneer shall, at his discretion, decide whether or not to reopen the bidding. 3. Title to Goods: Title to all merchandise shall pass to the successful bidder at the fall of the auctioneer's hammer. The purchaser shall assume full responsibility for the lot purchased once title has passed. 4. Removal of Goods: Purchased items must be picked up or arrangements made for shipping within five business days of the auction. If after five business days the items are still in the building and/or Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia has not been notified of shipping arrangements, a fee of $5 per business day per lot will be assessed. Items remaining at Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia beyond a thirty-day period will be considered abandoned and reoffered for auction. 5. Shipping: Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia does not have a shipping department. We have compiled a list of shippers in our area and can email or fax the list to you. Feel free to contact them directly to obtain quotes for the packaging and delivery of your items, or make your own arrangements. Purchases will be released to the shipper when they are paid in full (by credit card approval or when checks clear the bank) to Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia . Payment for shipping is due directly to the shipper. Please notify us of the shipper. 6. Payment Terms: All accounts are to be settled within five business days of the end of the sale, with payment in United States dollars by cash, money order, travelers' check, Visa, MasterCard, or Virginia personal check. Credit/Debit cards are only accepted for amounts up to $1000. There will be a 4% processing fee for all Visa/Mastercard purchases. All higher amounts will need to be approved. Only personal checks from the state of Virginia will be accepted. All merchandise will be held for ten days until checks are cleared. All others using checks must obtain prior approval. Approval will be granted upon presentation of a letter of guarantee from an officer of your bank on original stationery. This letter should state an exact amount of funds guaranteed and should be presented to the cashier at time of registration. Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia reserves the right to hold all merchandise paid for by check until such check has cleared and receipt of funds is verified. There will be a $25 fee on all returned checks. Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia reserves the right to charge an additional 2% handling fee if bidders have not paid within fifteen days of the auction date. Please contact the gallery for wire transfer instructions. The buyer is responsible for any and all fees associated with wire transfers. 7. Sales Tax: Pursuant to the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, all sales, including buyers premiums, are subject to 5.3% sales tax. You may present a valid resale license and complete the necessary Virginia certificate for Sales Tax Exemption (available from Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia). Lots shipped out of state are not subject to Virginia state sales tax. 8. Buyers Premium: 20% buyers premium for phone or in-house bidders. 25% buyers premium for internet bidders. There is a 4% convenience fee for all payments made by credit card. 9. Gun Sales: All laws governing the sale of firearms will be strictly enforced. Firearms requiring registration will only be released to approved Virginia residents or Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders. Out-of-state bidders will need to make arrangements with their local FFL holder for transfer. 10. Errors: Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia is not responsible for any typographical errors or omission in this catalogue. Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia reserves the right to withdraw any property before the sale. 11. Exhibition: Our staff is present to answer questions and offer help with the auction process. Preview times: Monday through Friday: 10am-5pm and one hour prior to the sale. 12. Absentee/Telephone/Internet Bidding: As a service to our customers, Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia will execute absentee bids if so authorized in writing under the provisions herein specified. The Absentee Bid Form provided in each catalogue should be clearly and completely filled out and accompanied by a valid credit card. All absentee bids will be executed competitively during the sale; items will be purchased for the lowest price possible. Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia cannot accept buy bids. In the event of tie bids between absentee bidders and those in attendance, preference will be given to the attending bidder. If there are two absentee bidders that bid the same amount, the first received will be honored. Telephone bidders also should submit a completed absentee bid form. Upon receipt of a properly executed bid form, we will make arrangements to call you just prior to your lot(s) of interest being offered. Please note that we will have limited time to try calling you once. Make sure that the phone number you have given us is correct and that your line will be open during the auction. Successful buyers will be notified within three days of the sale. All bids should start at 50% of the low estimate. Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia will not be responsible for any errors or failures to properly execute absentee or telephone bids. Absentee and phone bids will not be guaranteed after 12pm the Friday before the sale, and will not be accepted within two hours of the start of sale. 13. Agreement to Terms: In bidding on any lot here offered, the bidder indicates acceptance of these Terms and Conditions of Sale. The title of each lot passes when the auctioneer says "sold". Thereafter, any loss by fire, theft, breakage, or any other cause is the sole responsibility of the purchaser. Merchandise must be packed and transported at the purchaser's own risk and expense. If any employee or agent of Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia shall pack or transport the merchandise, it is fully at the risk, responsibility and expense of the purchaser and Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia shall not be liable for any loss or damage that may be caused by such employee or agent. 14. Bidder Responsibility: The bidder is responsible for knowing on which item(s) he or she is bidding. If unsure, the bidder should inquire or not bid. The winning bidder at auction has effected a contract and will be expected to pay for items in which you were evidenced to be the successful bidder. No sales will be voided and no items will be offered for resale. 15. Acceptance of Bids: The Auctioneer reserves the right to accept or reject bids in any increment. POOLS: Pools are illegal associations of dealers or collectors formed with the purpose of keeping down auction prices for the benefit of its members. They are not permitted at our auctions. Bid increments shall be as follows: $0 - $100: $5 $101 - $300: $10 $301 - $500: $25 $501 - $1000: $50 $1001 - $3000: $100 $3001 - $5000: $250 $5001 - $10,000: $500 $10,001 - $30,000: $1000 $30,001 - $50,000: $2500 $50,001 + : $5000 16. Check Out: If a checkout area is set up for small items, they will be released upon full payment and a paid receipt. Large items may be removed from the gallery once a paid receipt is shown to a staff member at the door. If a checkout area is not set up, small items will be given to winning bidders and larger items will be placed in a convenient area. 17. Announcements: All announcements from the auction block will take precedence over any printed matter with the exception of condition, as previously outlined in paragraph 1. For any questions, please contact us at: Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia | 8845 Three Notch Road, Louisa, VA 23093 | Phone:(434) 293-2904 | Fax: (888) 728-6102 | email: info-cva@quinnsauction.com. Telephone inquiries may be made between 10am-5pm EST. --------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------ Terms Of Use

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Your bid must adhere to the bid increment schedule.
Bid Amount Bid Increment
0.00 - 100.00 5.00 USD
100.01 - 300.00 10.00 USD
300.01 - 501.00 25.00 USD
501.01 - 1,001.00 50.00 USD
1,001.01 - 3,000.00 100.00 USD
3,000.01 - 5,000.00 250.00 USD
5,000.01 - 10,000.00 500.00 USD
10,000.01 - 30,000.00 1,000.00 USD
30,000.01 - 50,000.00 2,500.00 USD
50,000.01 - 9,999,999.99 10,000.00 USD
Currency USD
Buyer Premium 20% in-house / 25% online
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Condition of Goods: In publishing this catalogue, Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia endeavors to accurately describe all items being sold but all property being offered is sold as is. It is advisable that bidders personally inspect items. No statement in this catalogue, bill of sale, invoice, or any representative or employee of Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia shall warranty, represent, or assume liability with respect to age, condition, size, quality, variety, importance, provenance, or historical relevance of any of these items. Please note that catalogue photographs may have had size modifications for display purposes, or been trimmed to exclude framing, matting, and wide blank margins. Variations in color may occur due to digital processing. Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia retains all rights to copyright and other intellectual property contained in this catalogue.
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