Auctions

Swan Fine Art
High Street
Tetsworth, Oxfordshire
OX9 7AB
United Kingdom
Telephone(s):
01844 281777

Email:
fineart@theswan.co.uk

Website:
www.theswan.co.uk

Housed in a historic Grade II listed Elizabethan coaching inn, The Swan At Tetsworth boasts more than 40 showrooms of the finest quality English, French and country furniture from the 17th century to collectors items. Every day dealers are bringing in new and exciting pieces. We also house an exceptional range of smaller decorative antiques including jewellery, pottery, fine porcelain and objects of virtue. As well as being a successful retail centre, we also hold monthly auctions and quarterly selected fine art auctions. Our auctions are held the first Thursday of each month commencing at 12 noon.

Our friendly and professional staff are always available to offer help and advice. We offer a comprehensive search facility for locating particular antique items.

If you would like to view our whole collection, we are based in Oxfordshire, only one hour from London and 5 minutes from Junction 6/8 of the M40.

Terms and Conditions

1. DESCRIPTIONS: Any representation in any catalogue as to the origin, date, age, attribution, genuineness or estimated selling price of any lot is a statement of opinion only. Any prospective buyer should satisfy themselves prior to the sale as to the reliability of the catalogue descriptions. All lots are sold as seen.

2. OWNERSHIP: The buyer shall be the bidder at the highest price at the fall of the hammer. Any dispute shall be settled at the auctioneer’s absolute discretion. Under no circumstances will a sale be cancelled after the fall of the hammer.

3. PREMIUM: The buyer shall pay to Swan Fine Art Auctions a premium on the hammer price of 20% + VAT (24% inclusive with VAT) on that commission.

4. COLLECTION: Purchased lots can be collected from the auction room after the sale has ended or between 10am and 6pm on the day after the sale. Purchased lots not collected before 6pm on the day after the sale shall incur storage charges of £5.00per lot, per day or part thereof.

5. REPONSIBILITY: Purchased lots shall be at the buyer’s risk in all respects from the fall of the hammer, and neither Swan Fine Art Auctions nor their agents shall be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind, whether caused by negligence or otherwise.

6. PAYMENT: All purchased lots must be paid for on the day of the auction. Commission bids must be paid for on the day after the auction. Payment must be in cash, debit, or credit card. We do not accept cheques. Credit cards are not accepted

7. ELECTRICAL ITEMS: All electrical items are sold as seen Swan Fine Art Auctions offers no guarantee as to the working condition of such items.

8. COMMISSION BIDS: Commission bids shall be executed at the lowest possible price, subject to competing bids and reserves. Swan Fine Art Auctions cannot be liable for any failure or neglect to execute a commission bid. Although Swan Fine Art Auctions will endeavour to inform buyers by telephone, it is the buyer who is responsible for checking to see if he has been successful in purchasing something.

All purchased lots MUST be paid for on the day of the sale and collected not later than 6pm the following day.

Storage charges become applicable 48 hours after the sale.

PLEASE NOTE:
Lots purchased online with easyLiveAuction will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 3% of the hammer price plus VAT at the rate imposed or £3 Flat Fee.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY CREDIT CARDS
Payment required within three days of the sale by bank transfer, cheque, cash or debit card with pin.

We do not accept debit cards over the telephone (the card holder has to be present) and cheques must clear before goods are dispatched.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS - please be aware that £15 should be added to your invoice total to cover international bank charges.
Failure to include this in your payment may delay release of your items.
Please note we do not provide in house packing.

We suggest contacting a packing service below:

Mail Boxes Etc. - Headington, Tel: +44 (0)1865 741729, Email: info@mbeheadington.co.uk

Jentel Packing, Tel: +44 (0)1268 776777, Email: enquiries@jentelpacking.co.uk

Pack & Send - Oxford, Tel: +44 (0)1865 260610, Email: oxford@packsend.co.uk