The Buyer. The maker of the highest bid accepted
by the Auctioneer conducting the sale shall be the buyer at the
hammer price. If any dispute arises, the auctioneer shall have
absolute discretion to settle the matter. The auctioneer reserves
the right to refuse any bid. The Auctioneer shall have absolute
discretion to withdraw, alter or combine with any other Lot all
Lots offered for sale, to refuse any bid, to regulate the bidding,
re-offer an item or cancel the sale without in any case giving
any reason or without previous notice. The Auctioneer shall act
reasonably in exercising this discretion. The Auctioneers
right to bid on the vendors behalf is expressly reserved
up to the amount of any reserve imposed by the vendor. The bidder
in the room who is successful in purchasing any lot or lots is
entirely responsible for paying for such lot or lots in accordance
with our general conditions of sale. Purchases made on behalf
of a third party are entirely the responsibility of the bidder
in the room. The auctioneer reserves the right to bid on behalf
of the vendors for any lot and to withdraw, consolidate or divide
any lot or lots. Bidding increments shall be at the Auctioneers
sole discretion. By making a bid, prospective purchasers acknowledge
acceptance of these Conditions.
Registration. To assist the progress of sale, all prospective
buyers must register their name and address, contact telephone
number at reception and collect a bidding number before the sale
commences. Should there be any doubts as to price or buyer, please
draw the auctioneer's attention to it immediately. We reserve
the the right at our discretion, to refuse admission to our premises
or attendance at our auctions by any person.
Buyer's Commission A buyer's commission is 20% of the
hammer price. VAT is chargeable on the commission figure only
at 23% (under Auctioneers Margin scheme).
Example: an item with a hammer price of €100, would have
a commission charge of €20 + Vat of €4.60, total
due being €124.60.
An additional fee is charged by our online bidding platform
of 3% + VAT @ 23% on the total hammer price on your invoice,
Example: Online bidding fee on a hammer of €100 is
€3.69, when added to commission brings total to €128.29.
Auctioneers Margin Scheme. The Auctioneers Margin Scheme
allows Auctioneers to sell items without VAT on the hammer
price. Under the margin scheme an amount equivalent to VAT at
the current rate is added to the buyer's commission. In accordance
with regulations, this amount cannot be refunded and the VAT element
will not be shown separately on the buyer's invoice.
Payment. All payments must be made at the conclusion of
the sale by bank transfer, debit/credit card* or by cheque* supported
by a valid guarantee card or bankers reference. Third party cheques
will not be accepted in payment. All purchases must be paid in
full before any lot is removed from the premises. Debit card &
credit card payments are currently free of charge. No goods will
be released to buyers unknown to the Auctioneer without adequate
reference or before their cheques have cleared. Anyone who, for
whatever reason, is unable to pay for their goods on the day of
the sale, must inform the Auctioneer as to the date and methods
that payment will be made.
*The Auction house reserves the right to deny certain payment
methods & solely accept bank transfer.
Please note that in completing the bidder registration on live.hegartyantiques.com
and providing your credit card details and unless alternative
arrangements are agreed with Hegarty Antiques & Fine Art Auctions:
1. you authorise Hegarty Antiques & Fine Art Auctions, if
they so wish, to charge the credit card given in part or full
payment, including all fees, for items successfully purchased
on live.hegartyantiques.com, and
2. confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card
details to Hegarty Antiques & Fine Art Auctions
through live.hegartyantiques.com and agree that Hegarty Antiques
& Fine Art Auctions are entitled to ship the goods to the
card holder name and card holder address provided in fulfilment
of the sale.
Collection of Lots. The buyer is required to remove their
lots from the Auction rooms within 14 days, otherwise storage
fees will apply.
Shipping: When receiving goods for delivery overseas from
Hegarty Antiques & Fine Art Auctions you are considered the
importer and must comply with all laws and regulations of the
country in which you are receiving the products & you may
be subject to import duties & taxes.
Postal & Courier deliveries are subject to an additional
charge for handling & packing, plus value added tax on the
total amount, chargeable at the standard rate (currently 23%).
For postal deliveries of packages we typically charge €35
for handling & packing + the local postal cost + VAT, this
can vary depending on size and complexity. All deliveries are
solely at the purchaser's risk and expense.
Delivery of smaller items may be expected within two to three
weeks following payment of invoice. Delivery of furniture may
be expected within three to six weeks following payment of invoice.
Delivery of paintings may be expected within three to five weeks
following payment of invoice if building of customised crates
is required. The process of packaging and shipping begins the
first Friday immediately following each sale.
Attribution and Condition of Lots. Every effort is made to ensure
the accuracy of any statement as to authorship, attribution, origin,
date, age, provenance and condition of any lot whether or not
such statement forms part of the description of any such lot.
Whether any such statement is made orally or in the catalogue
it is an expression of opinion and the Auctioneer accepts no responsibility
for any inaccuracies. Each buyer by making a bid for a lot acknowledges
that he has satisfied himself fully as to the attribution and
condition of the lot. If any damage is done to any lot at the
viewing or before, during or after the sale, such damage shall
be made good by the person committing such damage, principals
being responsible for the acts of their servants, such damage
to be assessed by the Auctioneer. The absence of reference to
the condition of a Lot does not imply that it is in good order
or free from imperfection. All Lots are sold as seen.
Electrical Items. All electrical items are sold as parts
and should be certified by Qualified Electrician before use.
Ownership of Purchases. The ownership of the lot(s) purchased
will not pass to the buyer until the buyer has paid the Auctioneer
in full the total amount due or upon the clearance of any cheque
used for payment and the Auctioneer have applied such payment
to the lot. Lots shall be held to be at the buyers risk
from the fall of the hammer.
Transfer of Risk. Each lot shall be the purchaser's sole
risk from the fall of the hammer and shall be sold with all faults
and imperfections, the auctioneer not being responsible for the
correct description, genuineness or authenticity of any lot and
making no warranty whatsoever. The purchaser is deemed to have
inspected the lots and satisfied himself as to their condition.
Absentee Bids & Internet Bids. If instructed, the
Auctioneer will execute bids and advise prospective purchasers.
This service is free. Lots will always be purchased as cheaply
as is allowed by such other bids and reserves as are on the auctioneer's
books. In the event of identical bids, the earliest will take
precedence. There must always be a maximum limit indicated, i.e.
the amount to which you would bid if you were attending the auction
yourself. Commission bids placed by telephone are accepted at
the client's risk. All commission bids must reach the auctioneer
within one hour of the close of the view day. Where two or more
Commission bids at the same level are recorded we reserve the
right in our absolute discretion to prefer the first bid so made.
While we make every effort to execute bids on your behalf neither
the Auctioneer nor our employees shall be responsible for any
failure to do so.
Telephone Bids. Requests for telephone bidding must be
registered with the Auctioneer within one hour of the close of
the view day. It may not be possible to accept requests on sale
days. Telephone bids will only be accepted on Lots received before
the commencement of the sale. Whilst every effort will be made
to execute telephone bidding, the Auctioneer cannot be held responsible
for any default or neglect in connection with this service.
Pre Sale Estimates. Given by the Auctioneer or a member
of staff are their opinion as to what they consider any particular
lot is likely to realise. However any lot may sell at a figure
less than the lower estimate and for more than the higher estimated
Third Party Liability. Every person on the Auctioneer'
premises before, during or after a sale or at any other time,
shall be deemed to be there at their own risk and shall have no
claim against the auctioneer in respect of any injury they may
sustain or any accident which may occur.
Notices. Any notices that may be displayed from time to
time by the Auctioneer in the sale ground or salerooms shall be
deemed to form part of and be included within the general conditions
Hegarty Antiques & Fine Art is second generation family
run auction rooms in beautiful West Cork (Ireland).
We hold regular auctions of antiques & fine art. Our catalogues
are carefully compiled, with detailed descriptions and quality
As well as having our in house auctions; all our auctions are
now broadcast live with both audio and video feeds, allowing our
bidders to watch and bid from the comfort of their own homes anywhere
in the world.
We also provide private sale services, furniture restoration
and have recently launched our Antiques & Fine Art Appreciation