Conditions of Sale
Armstrong Fine Art LLC (AFA) will make every attempt to identify and describe each item or lot accurately. Items are sold as is. Condition issues will never be considered grounds for the return and refund of any item. Prior to the sale, purchasers are encouraged to contact AFA to receive additional images of the items and a condition report. Further questions are welcome and will be answered to the best of our ability, time permitting.
If, upon receiving the item, the authenticity or attribution proves erroneous, the purchaser should contact AFA immediately. AFA will consider, but is under no obligation, to issue a refund for a reasonable request of an item that has been erroneously attributed or proven to be a forgery. AFA must be notified within 10 calendar days of receipt of the item of such a request and the item must be returned to AFA within 20 days of receipt in its original condition. A written assessment, by a mutually agreeable authority in the field pertaining to the object, shall accompany such a return, stating clearly the item is a forgery or has been misattributed.
AFA reserves the right to withdraw any lot(s) from the sale without prior notice.
AFA takes bids primarily through internet bidding platforms. Bidders may also contact us to receive a proxy bidding form. AFA will scrupulously bid on proxy buyers' behalf. AFA does not accommodate in-person bidding. AFA only allows phone bidding on rare occasions at its own discretion. Contact AFA with such a request. AFA does not take any responsibility for any errors or failure to execute bids, or for any computer malfunctions on internet bids.
AFA reserves the right to reject bids at its own discretion.
Lots may be subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon between AFA and the consignor. If the reserve is not met, the highest bidder shall have no right to purchase the item, unless an agreement with the consignor can be found after the sale.
The highest bidder recognized by the auctioneer shall be the item purchaser, without recourse for dispute by any third party.
Information, condition reports, and registration approval requests must be received by noon on the day before the auction day (US Central Time). Thereafter AFA will try to accommodate but without guarantee.
We are a small business, working hard, with integrity. We will treat you kindly. Consider returning the favor.
Shipping is done in-house for a reasonable fee. See item details for the cost of shipping ground in the continental US. For international destinations, expect to pay between $25 and $50 dollars more. We generally do not allow shipping through third parties. Rare exceptions can be made for special circumstances. Contact us to discuss. Please list a safe address where your purchase won't be stolen. We are not responsible for theft after delivery.
Illinois residents will be charged 10.25% in combined taxes for Chicago, Cook County, and the State of Illinois.
All VAT charges for international buyers are the responsibility of the buyer.