Decorative Arts: Design since 1860

Lot: 1 to 303 - Monday, 2nd November 2020 10:00
Lot: 304 to 606 - Tuesday, 3rd November 2020 10:00

Sale number: 616
Location: Live Online | Viewing in Edinburgh
Catalogue: View E-Catalogue

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Viewing by appt from 29 Oct to 01 Nov in Edinburgh. 


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 at the back of this catalogue).

† VAT at the standard rate payable 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.

All potential buyers must register prior to placing a bid. Paddle registration must be completed in advance of the sale day. Please note that bidders at Lyon & Turnbull will be asked to supply the following documents in order to facilitate registration:
1 – Government issued photo ID (Passport/Driving licence)
2 – Proof of address (utility bill/bank statement).

By registering for the sale, the buyer acknowledges that he or she has read, understood and accepted our Conditions of Sale.

Responsibility for packing, shipping and insurance shall be exclusively that of the purchaser. See Collections & Storage section for more info specific to this particular auction.

All item descriptions, dimensions and estimates are provided for guidance only. It is the buyer’s responsibility to inspect all lots prior to bidding to ensure that the condition is to their satisfaction. There will be no public viewing for this auction, our specialists will be happy to prepare condition reports and additional images. These are for guidance only and all lots are sold ‘as found’, as per our Conditions of Sale.

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.

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

Name: John Mackie
Telephone: +44 (0)131 557 8844

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