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Lot 11: August Friedrich Siegert

Est: $2,000 USD - $3,000 USDPassed
Barridoff AuctionsOctober 16, 2015Portland, ME, US

Item Overview


August Friedrich Siegert Ger. 1820-1883 Pair of Portraits (Reading Without Their Glasses) Monogrammed on the portrait of the lady only "S 1879" u.r. Oil on canvas 12 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. 31.1 x 26.0 cm


12 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. 31.1 x 26.0 cm


Oil on canvas

Condition Report

Good condition, good appearance. Restoration at left around woman and minor around man.

Payment & Shipping

Accepted forms of payment: Money Order / Cashiers Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer


All shipping, packaging, and insurance charges therefor are payable by the buyer. Please make arrangements to collect or ship purchases in a timely manner following the sale.

Auction Details

International Fine Art Auction

Barridoff Auctions
October 16, 2015, 06:00 PM EST

University of Southern Maine 88 Bedford Street, Portland, ME, 04101, US


Live bidding may start higher or lower

Buyer's Premium

$0 - 499,999:25.0%

Bidding Increments


Conditions of Sale

All the lots of this catalog are described regarding our experience and knowledge.
The description we make and the condition of the items can be different from a person to another one but, can't be the reason of disputes if we consider that the photos show the items and buyers make their purchases with full knowledge of the facts.

Adjudication price :
a - The adjudication is due to the best bidder.
Monnaies d'Antan can place written bids for you (even by Email), if they have been transmitted before the begining of the auction.
b - Each bidder will have to pay the adjudication price increased with the fees in charge of the buyer.
The buyer will have to pay a commission of 15 % free of charge (18 % all charges included), added to the adjudication 's amount.
Professional from the EEC are invited to give us their VAT number that will exempt them of VAT payment.

You will have the possibility to send us your paper form as usual but.
The auction will take place to the Ibis Hotel - Rue de la vierge noire - B-1000 Brussels - Belgium.
This sale will follow the order of the descriptions of our catalog, under the control of a justice bailliff ; Maître LEROY & Associés.
Bidders must understand that it won't be possible to take into account, their choices between several items, especially if many of them are already over.
The paper form will have to be compiled following the order of the catalog and not the order of the bidder's preferences.
The unsold lots will stay available at the departure price, during 3 weeks after the end of the auction.


We accept cash, personal check, money order and bank transfer. We do not accept credit cards or paypal.

Shipping Terms

All shipping, packaging, and insurance charges therefor are payable by the buyer. Please make arrangements to collect or ship purchases in a timely manner following the sale.

Maine States Sales Tax

Maine State Sales Tax is 5.5% and will be added to any and all purchases made within the State of Maine.

Maine States Sales Tax

Maine State Sales Tax is 5.5% and will be added to any and all purchases made within the State of Maine.


If the condition report only states "Good condition, good appearance" or the like with nothing further, it is our opinion that the painting appears to have little to no restoration and does not appear to be lined. Craquelure will be described in condition reports if it seems, in our opinion, to be extensive, separated, or obtrusive, especially for its date. All oils, especially earlier examples, must be assumed to have some craquelure. Loss of intensity or color in watercolors will be mentioned only if it seems, in our opinion, to be significant or obtrusive. Almost every watercolor has some loss of intensity from aging and direct or indirect light over time. We qualify those pictures we feel to be in  mint condition with the term "mint or nearly mint", "pristine or nearly  pristine", "little or no restoration", "little or no restoration, probably none", or the like, in order to avoid problems  arising from differences of opinion and interpretation. We use "restoration"  to mean inpaint or overpaint, and treat lining and thinness (or  overcleaning/loss of paint surface) as issues separate from restoration.  "Very  minor scattered restoration" means it seems to us almost not worth mentioning;  "minor scattered restoration" means a bit more. "Scattered restoration" alone  may mean anything from several scattered spots to many scattered spots, but none of these is usually or particularly meaningful or bothersome.  Unless very  serious, we usually don't include thinness of surface paint in most condition reports because, again, it is often a matter of opinion and taste. The problem would have to be very obvious to the naked eye to be included. We do not mention minor ghosts of a crease or line on the surface caused by a stretcher unless it is in some way atypical or impacts significantly on the surface. If an  image is painted directly on Masonite, board, canvasboard or the like, it is not  considered lined and therefore nothing about its being lined is mentioned in condition reports. Barridoff Galleries tries to distinguish between works  painted directly on such supports and those canvases that are laid down on  such supports, but does not guarantee the type of support or lining. In general, if the lining or relining is not mentioned, it means that we do not believe it is lined. Although we will answer as best we can any questions in regard to the surface, if the  buyer has questions about it, he or she is cautioned to examine the work under consideration in person or have an expert look at it for him/her. If a  condition report includes no mention of lining, the subject artwork is  probably not lined or is painted directly on a hard surface such as a panel.  No one representing Barridoff Galleries is a qualified expert in regard to  condition or restoration. While we do our best to provide an accurate description of condition no matter the medium, our description is in no way to  be understood as a guarantee. Again, bidders are herein advised to examine any  item in the sale prior to bidding in person and/or to have a qualified  restorer of his/her own choosing do so for them. The Conditions of Sale found  on the inside front cover and on page 4 of the catalogue (as well as on the barridoff.com online catalogue) also preclude any  statements made in any other fashion and in any regard. Condition  reports are in no way to be considered a guarantee of any kind. Our expertise in regard to condition is limited.  This is particularly true of works on paper (including photographs), sculpture, and, most particularly of all, Old Masters. Those very few, if any, paintings whose condition reports may be more extensive and technical, are done by or with the help of a professional restorer. However, this xon applies to all condition reports. If you would like more specific detail about condition, please ask by email or phone.