NV- a child’s dark wood single pedestal desk

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NV- a child’s dark wood single pedestal desk
NV- a child’s dark wood single pedestal desk

Antique and Decorative Interior Furnishings, Pictures and Collectables

Sale Date(s)
Lots: 390
Venue Address
Hangar 1
Marcus Road
Dunkeswell Industrial Estate
EX14 4LB
United Kingdom

For MST Auctioneers Ltd delivery information please telephone 01404 891833.

Important Information

DATE:  Wednesday 29th April 2015 starting at 2:30pm with lot 601

VENUE: MST Auction Rooms, Hangar 1, Marcus Road, Dunkeswell, Honiton, DEVON EX14 4LB 

VIEWING:   Saturday 24th April 9am -1pm;  Monday 27th April 9am - 6pm; Tuesday 28th April 9am - 6pm. Morning of sale from 8:30am Viewing is strongly recommended..

PREMIUM AND VAT:  A buyer’s premium of 15% plus VAT will be charged on all lots.  All lots in this section are marked NV (No Vat) in the description and do not attract VAT on the hammer price.  VAT is charged at the current rate of 20%. 

COMMISSION BIDS: If you wish to leave commissions bid by email, send them to bids@mstauctioneers.co.uk. Please ensure that you have read our terms and conditions and that the bids arrive at our office before 10am on sale day, Wednesday 29th April.  We require your full name and address, email address and a telephone number where we can contact you.   Please give the lot number, a brief description of the lot and the maximum amount you wish to bid, excluding buyer’s premium and vat.  We will reply with a Bidder's Number. If you have not received a Bidder's Number, ring 01404 891833 to confirm that your email has arrived.  You may be required to send copy proof of identity or to pay a deposit over the phone – the accounts office will contact you with details.   If we cannot contact you by phone, we may not be able to accept your bid.  

For further information please ring Helen Webb on 01404 891698. 

MST Auctioneers Ltd will do their best to action all commission bids, however in the event of two bids being the same the first received will win the lot.  All bids are accepted on the understanding that the responsibility of ascertaining the condition of the items remains with the bidder and neither the vendor nor the auctioneers accept responsibility for the description or condition of the items. Each lot is bought and sold as seen; no warranty is offered or implied, please see our terms and conditions for further information. Viewing is strongly recommended. 

The Artists’ Resale Right (ARR):  The use of ARR or Droit de Suite means that that an extra charge will be payable by the buyer.  A percentage of a resale royalty is calculated on qualifying works of art which are sold for more than EUR 1,000 on the hammer price. The actual qualifying threshold will be calculated by the Artist’s Resale Right Service on the day of the sale, and can be found on www.dacs.org.uk.    This royalty will be added to the buyer’s invoice and must be paid before items can be released. 

METHOD OF PAYMENT:  Payment must be made in full within 24 hours of the auction.  We can take payment by credit and debit cards or by cash (limits apply).  Credit cards and American Express incur a non-refundable handling charge of 3%.   We recommend payment by Bank Transfer.     Please contact our Accounts Office with your Bidder's Number on 01404 891833 or 01404 891698 or by email to accounts@mstauctioneers.co.uk  to arrange payment.  

SHIPPING:  We recommend delivery via Mail Box Etc who can provide a packing, courier and shipping service.  Please ring their nearest office at Taunton (01823 322263,) or see to their website: www.mbe.uk.com.

Terms & Conditions


  1. 1.        INTERPRETATION:

a)     ‘‘Bid price’ means the price bid by a purchaser for a lot exclusive of any Value Added Tax chargeable on the supply of goods comprising the lot;

b)     ‘Purchase price’ means the bid price plus a sum equal to any Value Added Tax chargeable on the supply of the goods comprised in a lot;

c)      ‘Purchaser’ means the person making the highest bid price for a lot;

d)     ‘Vendor’ means the person, company or department selling the goods.

e)     ‘Reference to any enactment, order, regulation or other similar Instrument’ shall be construed as a reference to the enactment, order, regulation or Instrument as amended by any subsequent enactment, order, regulation or Instrument.


This sale is not classed as a consumer sale within the meaning of the Supply of Goods (Implied Terms) Act 1973.

  1. 3.        BIDDING:

Full bidder’s details including a valid address, phone number, and photo ID must be produced (ie driving licence or passport), together with proof of address (ie: utility bill, bank statement etc) must be provided in order to bid.   .   

By making a bid for any lot, the person making the bid warrants that he has read, makes his bid upon and agrees to be bound by these conditions, and further warrants that he has due authority and capacity to make the bid and binds both himself and any employer or principal to honour any contract resulting there from. Any bid shall be deemed to be an offer by the buyer to purchase any lot tendered upon these conditions.

If any dispute arises between those making bids, the Auctioneer, at his discretion, shall either put up the lot in dispute for resale or decide the dispute. No person shall retract his bidding. Vendors reserve the right to bid themselves or by agents and to alter, vary or withdraw any lots before or during the sale.

  1. 4.        METHOD OF PAYMENT:

No goods may be removed until they have been paid for in full. Payment is acceptable by bank transfer, cash (up to £7000), or credit or debit cards. There is a limit of £300 for Cardholder Not Present (CNP) payment.   A handling charge of 3% will be added to all credit card and American Express payments.  Debit cards will incur no extra charge.  Payment by BANK TRANSFER is our preferred method of payment and can be made directly into our Client’s Call account - please contact the auction office for bank details on 01404 891833.

Full and final payment must be made immediately upon receipt of invoice, (unless prior arrangement has been obtained from the Auctioneers), All payments MUST be received in full by within 24 hours of the sale.  .


A buyer’s premium plus VAT will be charged on all lots, see catalogue for details.  VAT is charged at the current rate of 20%. There is no VAT charged on the hammer price where noted NV (no vat) in the lot description. 


Representations or statements made by the Auctioneer in any Catalogue as to contribution, authorship, genuineness, source, origin, date, age, provenance, condition or estimated selling price or value is a statement of opinion only. Neither the Auctioneer nor its employees, servants or agents shall be responsible for the accuracy of any such opinions. Every person interested in a Lot must exercise and rely on their own judgment and opinion as to such matters. Prospective buyers are given ample opportunities to view and inspect before any sale and they (and any independent experts on their behalf) must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any description applied to a lot.


IMPORTANT NOTE – Acceptance of all final bids is subject to prior approval by our client. MST Auctioneers Ltd reserves the rights to reject any bids which they feel are insufficient. Successful bidders will be notified by email upon the finish of the auction.  The fall of the hammer is a legally binding contract to purchase, if you are not sure, do not bid, as we are unable to cancel your purchase.


Before all lots are removed by the Purchaser, they shall pay in full the purchase price for all the lots they bought. Such monies shall be paid within 48 hours following the sale. If the purchase price is not paid by the Purchaser, all monies deposited shall be forfeited and the Vendor shall be at liberty without prejudice to any other remedies to resell any lot or lots or any part thereof remaining unmoved and unpaid for by the Purchaser by public or private sale without giving prior notice to the Purchaser, and after allowing for any deposit forfeited as aforesaid, any deficiency which may arise on such resale shall be made good by the Purchaser and shall be recoverable from him as liquidated damages or deducted from the sums due to him under this or any other contract. Any increase of price obtained on resale shall belong to the Vendor. We reserve the right to charge the card registered with the auction platform site for the full amount outstanding.


All references to signatures, inscriptions and dates refer to the present state of the work.

a)     A picture catalogued with the forename(s) and surname of the painter is in our opinion a work by that artist;

b)     When an artist’s forename(s) is not known, a series of asterisks followed by the surname of the artist, whether preceded by an initial or not, indicates that in our opinion the work is by the artist.

c)      Attributed to.... is in our opinion probably by the artist.

d)     Studio of.... is in our opinion a work from the studio of the artist which may or may not have been executed under his direction.

e)     Circle of.... is in our opinion a work of the period of the artist executed under his immediate influence.

f)       Follower of.... is in our opinion a work by a painter working in the artist’s style, contemporary or nearly contemporary, but not necessarily his pupil.

g)     Manner of.... is in our opinion a work in a style related to that of the artist, but of a later date.

h)     School…. is in our opinion the picture was executed at that time and in that location.

i)       After.... is in our opinion a copy of any date after a work by that artist.

j)       The term ‘Signed and/or dated and/or inscribed’ means that in our opinion the signature and/or date and/or inscription are from the hand of the artist.

k)      The term ‘Bears signature and/or dated and/or inscription’ means that in our opinion the artist’s name and/or date and/or inscription have been added by another hand.

  1. 10.     The Artists’ Resale Right (ARR):

The use of ARR or Droit de Suite in a description warns the buyer that an extra charge will be payable.  Following the UK implementation of the EU Artist’s Resale Right directive, living artists and the heirs of those that died less than 70 years ago may receive a fraction of a resale royalty that is payable by the buyer. The payment is calculated on qualifying works of art which are sold for more than EUR 1,000 on the hammer price. The actual qualifying threshold will be calculated by the Artist’s Resale Right Service on the day of the sale, and can be found on www.dacs.org.uk.    This royalty will be added to the buyer’s invoice and must be paid before items can be released.

  1. 11.     FAULTS AND ERRORS:

The lots are sold ‘as seen as they lie’ with all faults and errors or mis-statement or description, measurement, weight, quantity, quality, number or otherwise (whether of a substantial nature or not). The Purchaser shall be deemed to have inspected the lots he buys and if he buys without previous inspection, he shall do so at his own risk. The lots are not sold by sample but if in any case, a sample shall be displayed, it shall be upon the understanding that this contract shall contain no implied condition or warranty as to quantity or otherwise or that the lots are free from any defect rendering them unmerchantable.  No Warranty whatsoever is given or implied by the vendor or the auctioneers.

Whilst MST Auctioneers Ltd do make every effort to ensure the accuracy of their catalogue and the description of any lot:

a) Each lot as set out in the catalogue or as divided or combined with any other lot, or lots, is sold by the vendor with all faults, imperfections and errors of descriptions. 

b) MST Auctioneers Ltd do not accept any responsibility for the authenticity, attribution, genuineness, origin, authorship, date, age, period, condition or quality of any lot unless they have been instructed in writing by the vendor so to certify and in such cases the auctioneers do so as agents for the vendor and are not themselves responsible for such claims 

c) All Statements, whether printed in the catalogue or made orally as to any of the matters set out in b. above are statements of opinion only and are not to be taken as being or implying any warranties or representations of fact by MST Auctioneers Ltd, unless they have been instructed in writing by the vendor so to certify, and in such cases MST Auctioneers Ltd do so as agents of the vendor and are themselves not responsible for such claims. 

d) The goods shall be acquired by the Purchaser at his own risk.   Any claim under any Statute must be received in writing by the auctioneer within seven days of the sale. 

  1. 12.     TRANSFER OF LOTS:

No transfer of lots by the Purchaser shall be allowed.

  1. 13.     DISPUTES:

If any dispute or difference arises about any lot or any other matter in relation to the sale, the same shall be settled by the Auctioneers or any such person as they shall appoint for the purpose, whose determination shall be fixed and binding on all parties concerned.

  1. 14.     RISK AND INSURANCE:

Neither the Vendor nor the Auctioneer shall be responsible for any lot or part thereof after the fall of the hammer, from which time all lots shall remain the responsibility of the Purchaser.   The goods are the risk of the Buyer immediately upon the fall of the hammer and buyers are strongly advised to effect insurance at once, irrespective of whether title has passed. Title does not pass to the purchaser until payment has been received in full.


Neither the Vendor nor the Auctioneer shall be responsible for any accident or damage to life or limb which may occur prior to or during the progress of the Sale or at any time during the removal of lots except to the extent that such accident or damage arises from the negligence of the Vendor or the Auctioneer. The Buyer takes on responsibility to insure against and to make good any injury or damage to persons or property caused by the Buyer, their carriers, servants or agents upon the fall of the hammer but goods must be paid for in full before property in the goods passes to the Buyer.  

  1. 16.     REMOVAL:

ALL LOTS SHALL BE REMOVED AT THE PURCHASER`S EXPENSE AND RISK.  Clearance (only after full cleared payment has been made) can take place within the dates specified, or by appointment with the Auctioneers.   Where the Auctioneers or their agents gives assistance with the lifting and/or towing within the Auction premises in connection with the collection of goods such assistance is given entirely at the Purchaser`s risk and they shall incur no liability whether in contract or in tort in respect other than in respect of injury to persons arising from the negligence of the Vendor, Auctioneers or their agent.


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