The Classic Tradition : European Art from 15th to 19th Centuries

Date: Wednesday, 30th October 2019 13:00
Sale number: 586
Location: London
Catalogue: View E-Catalogue

Mon 28 October 10am - 5pm
Tues 29 October 10am - 5pm
Morning of the sale from 9am

Collection & Storage

After the sale all items will be moved to:

Stephen Morris Shipping Ltd. 

Unit 9, Ockham Drive
Greenford Park 
Tel: +44(0)20 8832 2222

Items will be available to collect from 9am on Friday 1st November. Stephen Morris Ltd open for collections Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) as well as offering an UK wide/international delivery service. 

Please ensure payment has been made prior to collection. This can be done online, cheque, bank transfer or in person at our London office - details will be shown on your invoice also. Please note we are unable to take payments over the phone.

Sold items will be stored free of charge until Wednesday 13th November
From Thursday 14th November you will be charged by our storage partners.

Smalls (paintings and objects) - £2.50 admin fee then £1.00 per day
Furniture pieces - £5.50 admin fee then £2.50 per day
Insurance – 0.25%

Buyer’s Premium & Other Charges

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium, at the following rate, thereon.

25% up to £300,000/20% thereafter.

VAT will be charged on the premium at the rate imposed by law (see our Conditions of Sale).

Additional VAT

† VAT at the standard rate payable at the standard rate on the hammer price

* 5% import VAT payable on the hammer price

No VAT is payable on the hammer price or premium for books bought at auction.


Droit de Suite § indicates works which may be subject to the Droit de Suite or Artist’s Resale Right, a royalty payment for all qualifying works of art. Under new legislation which came into effect on 1st January 2012, this applies to living artists and artists who have died in the last 70 years. This royalty will be charged to the buyer on the hammer price and in addition to the buyer’s premium. It will not apply to works where the hammer price is less than €1,000 (euros). The charge for works of art sold at and above €1,000 (euros) and below €50,000 (euros) is 4%. For items selling above €50,000 (euros), charges are calculated on a sliding scale. More information on Droit de Suite is available at

Bidding on is subject to an additional 4.95% premium (charged by the live bidding service provider).

Bidding on is subject to an additional 5% premium (charged by the live bidding service provider).

We may at our discretion also ask you to provide a bank reference and / or deposit. By registering for the sale, the buyer acknowledges that he or she has read, understood and accepted our Conditions of Sale (available at the back of every catalogue and on our website).


Prospective buyers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to; rhino horn, ivory, coral and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective buyers should familiarise themselves with all relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import lots to another country. It is the buyer’s sole responsibility to obtain any relevant export or import licence. The denial of any licence or any delay in obtaining licences shall neither justify the recession of any sale nor any delay in making full payment for the lot. Endangered Species Please be aware that lots marked with the symbol Y contain material which may be subject to CITES regulations when exporting outside the EU. For more information visit http:// imports-exports/cites   


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