A Philip Serrell’s we aim to make buying at auction an easy and pleasurable experience.
We hold a bi-weekly Victoriana and General Household effects sale interspersed with six bi-monthly Fine Art Auctions. All auction sales are held on a Thursday commencing at 10.30am.
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We hold a Bi-weekly Victoriana and General Household effects sale interspersed with six bi-monthly Fine Art Auctions. All auction sales are held on a Thursday commencing at 10.30am Our General sales are an eclectic mix of household itmes and antiques and include Victorian, Edwardian and contemporary furniture and effects including paintings and watercolours, ceramics and glassware, collectables, garden furniture and tools and other household effects. No catalogue is available for this sale and no condition reports or additional photography are undertaken. Telephone bidding is not available for this sale.
Our Fine Art and Antiques auctions typically feature 800 lots of 17th, 18th and 19th Century furniture, paintings and watercolours, porcelain and Worcester porcelain, objets d’art, jewellery, glassware, silver, silver plate and other metal ware. We have specialists sections within our sales which include wine, books and Asian Art.
Our fine art sales can be viewed in person the day prior to auction from 10.00am – 7.00pm and on the morning of the sale from 9.00am – 10.15am.
General sale viewing times are 2.00pm – 6.00pm on the day prior to the auction and 9.00am-10.30am on the day of the sale.
Auction catalogues for our Fine Art Sales are also available to view online 2 weeks prior to the auction.
An illustrated colour catalogue is on our website two weeks prior to the sale. The online catalogue can be searched by lot number, category or keyword. Our catalogue is also available to view on our bidding platform provider www.the-saleroom.com two weeks prior to the auction
If you wish to attend the auction you will need to register for a bidding number in advance by filling out a bidding registration form in our office. When registering in person for the first time we require photo ID, passport or driving licence will suffice.
Philip Serrell Auctioneers will bid on your behalf up to pre-submitted maximum bid as though you were present in the room. We will attempt to purchase the lot for you for the lowest price taking into consideration reserves, other commission bids and bidding in the room. Absentee bids can be left in person at the saleroom, e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or left online. Absentee bids must be left by 7.00pm on the day prior to the auction. When two commission bids are left for the same amount on the same lot, the first bid received will take preference. Absentee Bids do not include Buyers Premium
Telephone bids must be booked in advance up to 7.00pm the day prior to the auction.Telephone bidding is only undertaken for lots in our Fine Art auction.We offer telephone bids for lots with a pre-sale estimate of £300 or above. Contact details for registration should include name, address, email address, land line and mobile telephone numbers.We will contact you during the sale and a saleroom representative will bid live with you over the telephone. Bid amounts do not include buyer’s premium
You can register to bid ‘live’ for our Fine Art auctions by visiting www.the-saleroom.com. Philip Serrell sale catalogue will be online two weeks prior to the auction and bidders can register through the auction. A valid credit/debit card will be needed to complete registration together with all personal contact details. Registration for online bidding closes at 10.00am on the morning of the sale.Commission bids can also be left via this method. These can be left during the sale if the buyer has already completed registration.Please note that if you’re a successful online bidder, we are permitted to debit the card you registered with. It is the buyer’s responsibility to deal with collection of lots. If you are bidding through the saleroom.com there is an additional surcharge of 4.95% on the hammer price plus VAT @ 20%
If you are unable to view the sale prior to bidding, it is highly recommended that potential bidders gather as much information as possible about the lot. Additional images for each lot are available on our website and www.the-saleroom.com and additional images and detailed condition reports can be requested at email@example.com or through the-saleroom.com
We receive a large volume of condition reports prior to our fine art auctions and whilst we endeavour to complete these in a timely fashion some reports may not be available until two days prior to the auction. Your patience on these occasions is greatly appreciated.
Requests for condition reports and photographs may be submitted up to 24 hours prior to the auction.
Condition reports and images of lots may be requested up to 24 hours prior to the auction, either through our website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All lots purchased are subject to a buyer’s premium of 20% plus VAT @ 20%. For every successful bid the final price will be the hammer price plus 24% (inclusive) buyers premium. Minimum buyer's premium £2.00 plus VAT per lot
Artist’s Resale Right was introduced by a European Directive in 2006 and applies to living artists and to those who have died within the last 70 years. Lots marked with a (D) indicates that the law dictates that the purchaser pays a royalty on top of the hammer price if the sale reaches or exceeds 1000 euros. The amount charged is variable depending on the final hammer price. 4% of the sale price is paid on lots up to 50,000 euros and this reduces to 0.25% of the hammer price for lots which sell in excess of 500,000 euros. Royalties are capped so that the total amount of the royalty paid for any single sale of a work cannot exceed 12,500 euros. For more information about the administration of artists’ rights you can visit the DACS website at www.dacs.org.uk
Cash is accepted up to the current Money Laundering Limit. Other methods of payment are:
If payment is made over the telephone (ie not in person) the maximum amount we will accept in payment with a debit or credit card is £500
Goods will not be released until the purchaser’s account has bee paid in full.
Unfortunately we are not professional shippers and are therefore unable to post or pack items purchased from our saleroom. We can recommend Mailboxes of Worcester who can be contacted on 01905 732830