May 2024: Day One

by DuMouchelles
May 16, 2024 11:00 AM EDT
Live Auction

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DuMouchelles

Location: Detroit, MI, US

Phone: (313) 963-6255

Payment

Accepted Forms of Payment: ACH, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Paypal, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer

Shipping

All Shipping is Arranged and Costs Paid by Purchaser

Prospective bidders are encouraged to contact their shippers for packing and transport quotes prior to bidding, and should be aware that these costs may include fees for pick-up, materials, packing, insurance and transport.

Please find a list of shippers with whom customers have had positive experiences with in the past on our website at https://www.dumoart.com/shippers.

Shipping Conditions:

Shipping arrangements are the buyer's responsibility and expense.   If needed, we have a list of shippers you can evaluate on our website.  We encourage you to get an estimate of shipping costs prior to bidding.  We also require your approval to release property to any third party. Buyer agrees that packing and handling of purchased lots by DuMouchelles employees are undertaken solely as a courtesy for the convenience of the buyers, and DuMouchelles is not responsible for damage or breakage which may occur during packing and handling and shipping by DuMouchelles or of other carriers or packers of purchased lots, whether or not recommended by DuMouchelles.   Packing and handling of purchased lots is at the entire risk of the buyer.  In the case of fragile items, DuMouchelles in their sole discretion may decline to pack the items.

Featuring a wide selection of fine art, jewelry, and luxury items from private collections across Michigan and the Midwest. Key lots include a Cartier 3.07ct diamond engagement ring from 1920, featuring an early modern brilliant cut diamond flanked by baguette diamonds. Additionally, there is a pair of ecclesiastical stained and leaded glass windows from the early 20th century, showcasing biblical scenes with detailed hand-painted craftsmanship. The sale also highlights a South Sea pearl necklace with an 18k gold clasp set with diamonds, a French Art Nouveau peacock brooch from the 1900s, set with diamonds and a sapphire, and a 1957 Audemars Piguet Calatrava watch. Other highlights include a Mediterranean Revival style terra cotta medallion from the Grand Riviera Theater of Detroit, the first “atmospheric” theatre in the United States. Collectors of silverware will appreciate the extensive selection, including Wallace Silversmiths' 'Rose Point' sterling silver flatware and Reed and Barton's 'Grand Renaissance' service, presenting exceptional craftsmanship and design The auction also features a variety of period furnishings, such as a French Napoleon III d'ore bronze and glass mantel clock and Henredon Chippendale style mahogany dining chairs, highlighting skilled woodwork and historical designs. From oriental rugs to French style cabinets and American Empire sofas, the variety of items offers something for every collector’s taste.
Buyer's Premium
$0+: 29.0%
Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $39 $5
$40 $99 $10
$100 $399 $25
$400 $899 $50
$900 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 $199,999 $10,000
$200,000 $499,999 $25,000
$500,000 $999,999 $50,000
$1,000,000 + $100,000

Conditions of Sale

Buyer's Premium : For lots purchased directly through DuMouchelles in person, absentee, by phone or through DuMouchelles website, a premium of 24% of the hammer price will be added to all lots and is payable by the buyer as part of the total purchase price. A buyer's premium of 29% of the successful bid price will be added to all lots purchased through means of third party bidding platforms (e.g. LiveAuctioneers, or Invaluable, or BidSquare)  and is payable by the buyer as part of the total purchase price.

Payment: The buyers are expected to make payment for purchases immediately after the auction for the entire amount due (including hammer price, buyer's premium and applicable taxes). Payment is due no later than ten (10) days following the date of the auction. Payment must be in U.S. Dollars and may be made by wire transfer, cash, cashier's check, money order, personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank or accepted credit card or debit card, subject to the following limitations:

- Personal checks will be acceptable only if credit has been established with DuMouchelles or if a bank authorization has been received guaranteeing a personal check. DuMouchelles reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank.

- Buyers outside of the United States must submit payment via wire transfer. Credit cards are not an accepted form of payment for buyers outside of the United States.
Purchases or invoices exceeding $10,000, must be paid in the form of a wire transfer, cashier's check, money order, or personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank unless other arrangements have been approved by DuMouchelles in advance.

- If you pay by credit card on LiveAuctioneers' bidding platform, a 3% processing fee will be added to your purchase.

- If you have not contacted DuMouchelles to arrange payment within three (3) days of the time that invoice is sent, LiveAuctioneers will charge the credit card you used to register for the auction for the amount of your invoice.

Packing and Shipping: All Shipping is Arranged and Costs Paid by Purchaser

Prospective bidders are encouraged to contact their shippers for packing and transport quotes prior to bidding, and should be aware that these costs may include fees for pick-up, materials, packing, insurance and transport.

Please find a list of shippers with whom customers have had positive experiences with in the past on our website at https://www.dumoart.com/shippers.

Shipping Conditions:

Shipping arrangements are the buyer's responsibility and expense.   If needed, we have a list of shippers you can evaluate on our website.  We encourage you to get an estimate of shipping costs prior to bidding.  We also require your approval to release property to any third party. Buyer agrees that packing and handling of purchased lots by DuMouchelles employees are undertaken solely as a courtesy for the convenience of the buyers, and DuMouchelles is not responsible for damage or breakage which may occur during packing and handling and shipping by DuMouchelles or of other carriers or packers of purchased lots, whether or not recommended by DuMouchelles.   Packing and handling of purchased lots is at the entire risk of the buyer.  In the case of fragile items, DuMouchelles in their sole discretion may decline to pack the items.

Tax: Unless exempted by law from the payment thereof, the buyer will be required to pay any and all applicable sales, use, luxury or other required taxes.  Dealers, museums, and other qualifying parties may be exempt from sales tax upon submission of proper documentation. Unless exemption from such taxes is established to the satisfaction of DuMouchelles, any buyer claiming an exemption will be required to pay the tax to DuMouchelles and seek a refund from the governing jurisdiction.  

Condition: We offer pre-auction viewings that are free of charge.  Prospective bidders or their agents should inspect the property before bidding to determine its condition, size and whether or not it has been repaired or restored.  Buyers are responsible for satisfying themselves concerning the condition of the property and the matters referred to in the catalog entry. Condition reports, photos and video or digital images are provided as a courtesy and should not be used as a substitute for viewing the items in person.   We are not responsible for providing you with a description of a lot's condition in the catalogue or in a condition report. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is free from imperfections or the effects of aging. All statements made in the catalog or in a condition report or made orally or in writing elsewhere are statements of opinion and are not to be relied on as statements of fact. Except as set forth in paragraph 22, DuMouchelles and the Consignor assume no risk, liability or responsibility for the authenticity of the authorship of any property identified in this catalog.