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CONDITIONS DE VENTE
CONDITIONS OF SALES
The auction will be conducted in Euros (€). No delay will be allowed concerning payment. As well as the hammer price, buyers will pay the following premium
22 % inclusive of tax up to 200 000 € and 17% inclusive of tax on any part above 200 000 €. This calculation will be applied to each lot separately. Payments
and taxes may be paid in Euros (€) at : Pierre Bergé & associés (Belgique). Banque : I.N.G. - Rue du Trône, 1 - B-1000 Bruxelles - N° compte : 310 – 0503145
– 92 - IBAN : BE12 3100 5031 4592 - SWIFT : BBRU BE BB
For lots sold by non-resident (lots marked by a or a ) the buyer will pay a 21% VAT (lot marked by a ) or a 6% VAT (lot marked by a )
on the hammer price plus the premium. The buyer will be refunded of this VAT when he will be presenting our cashier with proof of export out of EEC.
AREA OF APPLICATION.
The present general conditions apply to all sales organised by Pierre Bergé & Associés (Belgium) – Salle des Beaux-Arts. Participation in the sale implies the acceptance
of these conditions.
Bidding order will be in accordance with the lot numbers of the catalogue. Pierre Bergé & Associés (Belgium) – Salle des Beaux-Arts reserve the right to set the
order of the progression of the lots, and bidders are required to conform to this. The highest and last bid shall be the buyer. In case of dispute or mistake over
highest bid, the lot shall be put up for sale again. The auctioneer and huissier judiciaire have the right to make the final decision concerning all difficulty arising
during bidding at the auction.
WRITTEN BIDS AND TELEPHONE BIDS.
Anyone wishing to make a bid in writing or a telephone bid should use the form included at the end of the catalogue. This should be received by Pierre Bergé &
Associés (Belgium) – Salle des Beaux-Arts no later than two days before the auction accompanied by the bidder’s bank details. Telephone bidding is a free service
designed for clients who are unable to be present at the auction. Pierre Bergé & Associés (Belgium) – Salle des Beaux-Arts cannot be held responsible for any
problem due to technical difficulties.
RISKS AND OWNERSHIP.
Responsibilities pass to the buyer as soon as the bid is successful. In case of payment by cheque or money transfer, lots may not be withdrawn until the totality of
the money has been received on the account, the buyer only becoming owner when this has happened. Pierre Bergé & Associés (Belgium) – Salle des Beaux-Arts
decline all responsibility for any damage to the object after the sale has been made.
COLLECTION OF PURCHASES.
All formalities concerning transport are the exclusive responsibility of the buyer. In case of exporting outside the European Union, the buyer is committed to
accept the financial consequences to Pierre Bergé & Associés (Belgium) – Salle des Beaux-Arts for that exportation. The buyer is also committed to use either a
carrier approved by Pierre Bergé & Associés (Belgium) – Salle des Beaux-Arts, or to deposit a cheque covering the eventual VAT costs which may demanded of
Pierre Bergé & Associés (Belgium) – Salle des Beaux-Arts in the case of the export documents not being supplied by the buyer. The buyer must take delivery of the
lot within three working days after the auction. After that delay, Pierre Bergé & Associés (Belgium) – Salle des Beaux-Arts reserve the right, without prior notice,
to transfer paid-for lots that have not collected to storage at the cost, risk and perils of the buyer. After 3 months, these lots may be sold without prior notice in
order to write off the costs that the buyer is responsible for. In this case, the resale price will be deposited at a deposit and consignment office in the name of the
buyer, after deductions for buyer’s costs, reselling costs, and the difference in price.
DELAY IN PAYMENT.
All sums not paid 30 days after the auction will be subject to charge without prior notice of 1% per month. Furthermore, in the case of non-payment at settling
date, the amount due will be increased in full right by 15%. Without prejudice to proceedings for payment at the charge of the buyer, lots unpaid after 3 working
days may be put into auction again without reserve without prior notice; in which case, the defaulting buyer will be held responsible for paying the difference
between the new price, as well as all costs and outlays relative to having to put the lot back into auction, and cannot claim any excess if there is any.
The indications appearing on the catalogues, advertisements, brochures and any other written material produced by Pierre Bergé & Associés (Belgium) – Salle
des Beaux-Arts should be considered as simple indications, and are not binding in any case. They do not guarantee the exactitude of a declaration relative to the
author, origin, date, age, attribution, provenance, weight or material state of the lot. No employee is authorised to give such guarantees. Consequently buyers must
verify for themselves the nature and material state of the lots.
Any disputes must reach Pierre Bergé & Associés (Belgium) – Salle des Beaux-Arts by recorded delivery not later than 10 days after the retrieval of the object, or
cannot be considered. In any case, for sales subject to article 1649quater of the Belgian Code Civil, the seller answers to the consumer for any fault of conformity
that exists when the good is delivered or which appears within a delay of one year of this date; the buyer must inform the seller of the existence of a fault of conformity
within a delay of two months of noticing the fault.
JURISDICTION AND LAW.
The auctions, including the auctioning process, are subject to Belgian law. All dispute concerning their validity, their interpretation, their execution or their dissolution
will be the exclusive competence of the courts of Brussels.