BUYING & SELLING AT WESTBRIDGE FINE ART AUCTION HOUSE
All items offered by Westbridge Fine Art Auction House are subject to our published Standard Terms & Conditions of Sale. All lots offered are sold "as is" and therefore buyers are advised to preview each lot thoroughly and be satisfied that the lot meets their requirements before bidding.
Buyer's Premium: An 20% buyer's premium will be added to the successful hammer price of each lot. This premium is payable by all purchasers without exception.
Reserves: Buyers should be aware that many lots offered will contain a reserve which is a confidential minimum price agreed upon between consignor and auctioneer and below which an item will not be sold. The reserve price, however, will not be higher than the low estimate.
Estimates: Each lot carries a suggested auction estimate that has been arrived at by the auctioneer, in consultation with the consignor, based on current market trends and values. However, these estimates are to be used as value guidelines only and may not, because of market forces, reflect the eventual selling price.
Bidding: All bidders must be registered with the auction house and have established credit or made payment arrangements in the event of a successful bid. Buyers will not be allowed to take delivery of items purchased unless these conditions are met. Upon registration prospective bidders will receive a bidding number that becomes their identification during the auction.
Absentee Bids: In the event that a buyer cannot attend an auction, Westbridge Fine Art Auction House will accept absentee bids on the buyer's behalf and execute these bids as if the buyer were present at the auction. Absentee bids should typically be in the hands of the auctioneer no less than 24 hours prior to the commencement of the sale.
Removal of Property: Unless other arrangements have been made, all goods purchased at the auction should be paid for and removed from the auction premises no later than three days following the date of the sale. Purchases not removed within this time will be subject to a handling charge as outlined in the Standard Terms & Conditions of Sale.
Westbridge Fine Art Auction House is always looking for quality Canadian and International paintings to offer to its clientele. We will accept individual works, complete collections, and estates. If you are considering selling any paintings in your collection, please contact Anthony Westbridge at 604-736-1014 for a confidential appointment to discuss what our auction house can offer you.
As a general guide, the following is a list of some of the artists we are looking for:
The Group of Seven: Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, J.E.H. MacDonald, Arthur Lismer, Frederick Varley, F.H. Johnston, Franklin Carmichael, A.J. Casson, and Tom Thomson.
Sybil Andrews - Franklin Arbuckle - William Armstrong - Frederick Banting - J.M. Barnsley - Maxwell Bates - J.W. Beatty - F..M. Bell-Smith - Molly Bobak - Paul-Emile Borduas - F.H. Brigden - Miller Gore Brittain - Harry Britton - Peleg Franklin Brownell - William Brymner - R.W. Burton - Florence Carlyle - Paul Caron - Emily Carr - W.H. Clapp - Paraskeva Clark - F.S. Coburn - Stanley Cosgrove - W.N. Cresswell - Maurice Galbraith Cullen - Des Clayes, Alice, Bertha & Gertrude - M.E. Dignam - A.A. Edson - L. Lemoine Fitzgerald - M-A Fortin - Statira Frame - Albert Franck - T.W. Fripp - Robert Ford Gagen - Clarence Alphonse Gagnon - Roland Gissing - H.G. Glyde - Nicholas de Grandmaison - Clara Sophia Hagarty - Frederick S. Haines - John Hammond - Robert Harris - James Henderson - Efa Prudence Heward - Randolph Stanley Hewton - Edwin Holgate - Muriel Y.Mc. Housser - E.J. Hughes - Jack Weldon Humphrey - Francesco Iarcurto - John Innes - Richard Jack - John Young Johnstone - John Kasyn - Frederick Augustus Kenderdine - Illingworth Holey Kerr - F.Mc. S.S. Knowles - Cornelius Krieghoff - William Kurelek - Ozias Leduc - A.C. Leighton - Jean-Paul Lemieux - Maude Lewis - Ernest Lindner - John Little - Frederick Loveroff - John Lyman - Jock MacDonald - Manly Edward MacDonald - Thomas Mower Martin - Henri Masson - Marmaduke Matthews - Henrieta Mabel May - Doris Jean McCarthy - Helen Galloway McNicoll - David Milne - J. W. Morrice - Kathleen Moir Morris - Lilias Torrance Newton - Lucius O'Brien - Herbert S. Palmer - Frank Shirley Panabaker - Paul Peel - Alfred Pellan - George & Kathleen Pepper - Hal Ross Perrigard - W.J. Phillips - Robert Wakeham Pilot - Joe Plaskett - George Agnew Reid - Rene Richard - Jean-Paul Riopelle - Goodridge Roberts - Sarah Margaret Robertson - Albert Henry Robinson - Frederick Ross - Allen Sapp - Anne Savage - Carl Fellman Schaeffer - Jack Leonard Shadbolt - Peter C. Sheppard - Adam Sherriff-Scott - Herbert Siebner - Gordon Smith - Phillip Surrey - M-A Suzor Cote - Mildred Valley Thornton - Tom Thomson - Frederick Verner - Horatio Walker - Emily Warren - Homer Ransford Watson - W..P. Weston - Robert R. Whale.
British, European and American:
The names are just too many to list in this category, so simply put we are looking for any and all quality works, oil paintings, watercolours, prints and sculpture, by British, European and American artists, with specific focus on works painted between 1800-1950.
We will look at all works so please call if you have any paintings to sell!
Sellers commission rates:
On the first $1000 of the hammer price - our fee is 30%
On that portion of the hammer price from $1001 - $3500 - our fee is 25%
On that portion of the hammer price from $3501 - $7500 - our fee is 20%
On that portion of the hammer price from $7501 - $10000 - our fee is 15%
On that portion of the hammer price from $10000+ - our fee is 10%
Where a consignment consists of multiple items, each items is assessed and charged separately.
A consignment fee of $35 per lot will be charged on all lots to cover photography & cataloguing costs, the fee to be deducted from the sale proceeds of each item prior to disbursement of funds, or collected from the consignor prior to the return of any unsold items.
Where there is an agreed upon reserve price should the work not sell there will be a fee of 5% of the reserve charged to the consignor, with a minimum charge per lot of $100.
Charges for Withdrawn Lots:
The Consignor may not withdraw a Lot prior to the auction without the consent of the Auction House if a Consignment Contract has been signed and if the Lot has been catalogued and shown to the public either in-premises, on the internet, or both. In the event that the Auction House does give consent for withdrawl, a charge of twenty-five percent (25%) of the high pre-sale estimate, together with any applicable Sales Tax and Expenses (including Lot Fee as per contract), is immediately payable to the Auction House, prior to any release of the Property back to the consignor.