TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SALE for Metropolitan Auction:
Please Note: Any Lots containing Ivory, Coral, Shell, certain Hardwoods and Feathers may require Permissions from the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior before they can be exported under risk of forfeiture. We cannot be held responsible for obtaining these permissions nor held liable for any Government Seizure and/or fines.
All items are sold "AS IS" and there will be no returns based on condition. The items sold are often of considerable age and will exhibit wear, usage and damage often not listed in the catalog entry. The absence of condition remarks in the catalog entry DOES NOT mean the item is in perfect condition. Prospective buyers or their agents are in ALL CASES responsible for determining the physical condition of lots. No employee or agent of Metropolitan Auction is authorized to make on our behalf or on that of the consignor any representation or warranty, oral or written, with respect to any property. Therefore, if a prospective bidder has not examined the property to their satisfaction before the sale, or his/her agent has not inspected the property, Metropolitan Auction recommends that they not bid on the property. All dimensions are approximate. The condition of frames is not guaranteed.
Any description or condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Metropolitan Auction shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
The lots listed in this catalogue will be offered by Metropolitan Auction as owner or as agent for consignor(s) subject to the following terms and conditions. By bidding at auction you agree to be bound by these Conditions of Sale.
BEFORE THE SALE
Prospective buyers are strongly advised to personally examine any property in which they are interested before the auction takes place. Condition reports are usually available on request on lots with a low estimate of $200 and over. All lots are sold AS-IS and without recourse and neither Metropolitan Auction nor its consignor(s) makes any warranties or representations, express or implied with respect to such lots. Neither Metropolitan Auction nor its consignor(s) makes any express or implied warranty or representation of any kind or nature with respect to merchantability, fitness for purpose, correctness of the catalogue or other description of the physical condition, size, , quality, accuracy of color especially as transmitted online, rarity, importance, medium, material, genuineness, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin, exhibitions, literature or historical significance of any lot sold. The absence of any reference to the condition of a lot does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. No statement, whether written or oral, and whether made in the catalogue, or in supplements to the catalogue, an advertisement, a bill of sale, a salesroom posting or announcement, the remarks of an auctioneer, or otherwise, shall be deemed to create any warranty, representation or assumption of liability. Metropolitan Auction and its consignor(s) make no warranty or representation, express or implied, that the purchaser will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights to any lot sold. Metropolitan Auction expressly reserves the right to reproduce any image of the lots sold in this catalogue.