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Lot 604: Clocks- 2 (Two) European clocks: Kienzle 8 days, Westminster chime mahogany bracket clock; large English brass time and strike, weight driven lantern clock c1700

Schmitt Horan & Co.

April 26, 2014
Manchester, NH, US

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Description

Clocks- 2 (Two) European clocks: Kienzle 8 days, Westminster chime mahogany bracket clock, c20th century; large English brass time and strike, weight driven lantern clock c1700

Condition Report

the Kienzle has a good original surface, clean silvered dial, thick beveled glass, and signed works, but is missing a rear wood panel. The one-hand lantern clock is missing its weights, pendulum and case doors. Sold as is, no further details available. Hts. 17" and 15"

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Payment

Accepted forms of payment: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Paypal, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer

Shipping

SHIPPING: We use two companies to ship clocks that provides services worldwide: The local UPS Store managed by Alex Williams, phone number (603) 434-9899, e-mail [email protected] and the UPS Store in Portsmouth, NH managed by Steven Heger, phone number (603) 319-8113, email [email protected]: we are often able to offer "in-house" shipping on the watches.

PICK UP IN LIEU OF SHIPPING: If you or your agent/friend would prefer to drive to our home office in Windham, NH to pick up purchases, an appointment can be arranged. You should still plan to settle your account within 15 days of the auction. Items bid online through Artfact CANNOT BE PICKED UP AT THE AUCTION HALL THE WEEKEND OF THE SALE.

Buyer's Premium

18.0%

From: To: Increment:
$0 $199 $10
$200 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $2,999 $100
$3,000 $4,999 $200
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000+ $1,000

Extended Bidding

5 minutes/bid

Terms & Conditions

Registration: You need a number to bid and you must present proof of identity in order to receive a bidding number. Absentee bidders are registered automatically on receipt of the absentee bid form. We reserve the right to refuse registration and/or bids. We also offer our complete catalog at www.roschmitt.com.

Payment should be made and the item(s) removed on sale day. If possible, we ask that you wait until the end of the day's session.

Auctioneer:
R.O. SCHMITT FINE ARTS, LLC
P. O. BOX 162
WINDHAM, NH 03087

Phone: (603) 432-2237
FAX: (603) 432-2271

Website: www.roschmitt.com
Email: [email protected]
NH Lic #2470 & #5060, Life Member NAWCC

A NOTE ON RESTORATION

About 80% of the clocks and watches that pass through our hands are 100 to 150 years old. The other 20% are both younger and older. Not all antiques have received the same care over this time and some of the clocks and watches require work, or have had to be refinished or restored. Since this work has been done prior to our receiving the item(s), we've had no control over the quality of the workmanship. However, we will always try our best to indicate the level of restoration. Our price estimates reflect the condition as explained for each lot.

General Guidelines

LIVE BIDDING: Although there is NO substitute for attending the auction and bidding yourself, you may register and bid live through artfact.com/liveauctions/ using your internet connection. High speed internet is a must for this. There is an extra 3% fee charged by Artfact for internet bidding. On higher value clocks, you may also register to bid via telephone, and you need to contact us to make your reservation in advance.

ABSENTEE or LEFT BIDS: We receive advance bids on many of our lots from distant customers. In all cases, a left or absentee bid will be executed for as low a price as possible. We are NOW offering plus one (+1) bidding format to allow our absentee bidders to be more competitive, contact us for details. Bid forms are available on our webpage or in the rear of the catalog. You may submit your bid by fax, snail mail or e-mail to: [email protected] Absentee bidding and phone bidding services are provided by R. O. Schmitt Fine Arts, LLC as a courtesy to our clients to the best of our ability. R. O. Schmitt Fine Arts, LLC cannot be held responsible or liable for failure to receive or execute absentee bids.

ONLINE ABSENTEE BIDS: We now have a sophisticated online and interactive absentee bidding system; see our homepage www.roschmitt.com for links to this service. It is offered at no additional charge. We are still refining our own "live-bid" software and hope to have it operational this year, until then we will use Artfact.com (advanced on-line registration required).

BUYER'S AGENT: Some absentee bidders have in the past requested assistance and flexibility with their bidding. To some, this may be in the form of an independent set of eyes to validate the purchase they're considering. To others, it may be in the form of executing a fixed budget in pursuit of several clocks - necessitating bidding flexibility, which the mechanics of proxy bidding (Left Bids with Auctioneer) cannot handle. We notice that some absentee bids lose by only one bid, a frustration that can be reduced if a live person has authority to bid "one more time". Others are looking for additional services such as careful packing, and flexible delivery options. Should you need such assistance, consider contacting John Fletcher, via email at [email protected], or phone at 802-849-6016 in Vermont.

PAYMENT FOR ABSENTEE BIDS: We will normally notify successful bidders within seven days. It has proven difficult to Fax all winners reliably, so we use postal mail & e-mail. Personal checks drawn on a U.S. bank are acceptable. Note that shipping charges are extra and will be billed at the time of shipment. Payment is due on receipt of invoice, and no later than 30 days from the date of the auction. The buyer's premium for bidders using Artfact is 15% for all forms of payment plus the 3% Artfact fee.

OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS: may remit payment via AirPost with money orders or amounts over $500 may be wired directly to Bank of America, 100 West 33 Street, New York, NY, 10001, Swift code BOFAUS3N, for credit to R. O. Schmitt Fine Arts, LLC , North Broadway Branch, Salem, New Hampshire, 03079. We will provide our account number on request. Paypal remittances are subject to our standard 15% buyer's premium.

SHIPPING: The local UPS Store managed by Alex Williams, phone number (603) 434-9899, e-mail [email protected] Note: we are often able to offer "in-house" shipping on the watches.

PICK UP IN LIEU OF SHIPPING: If you or your agent/friend would prefer to drive to our home office in Windham, NH to pick up purchases, an appointment can be arranged. You should still plan to settle your account within 15 days of the auction.

SALES TAX: There is NO sales tax in New Hampshire.

RESERVES: There are few items in this sale with a reserve, or confidential minimum selling price established with the consignor or vendor. Items failing to sell will be noted in the results sheet as $0.00.
ESTIMATES: After each description, we've indicated a high and low dollar estimate that should be used as a general guide in making bidding decisions. The final price may vary considerably from these estimates.

AGE & PROVENANCE: We do occasionally offer modern reproductions of earlier models, but they are clearly indicated {Howard reissues, for example}. Restoration to older models is clarified: "new paper dial" or "new tablet" should prove self-explanatory.

KEYS: Some clocks may have keys, but we do NOT provide them for all clocks; they are available from suppliers such as Timesavers.com or Merritt's Antiques.

NUMBER LABELS: on each clock are quite sticky; apply mild heat to make removal easier; pull SLOWLY. Hand cleaner or goo-gone will loosen residue, use razor on glass.

DEFAULT: R. O. Schmitt Fine Arts will not be liable for default by either the buyer or the vendor. No purchase shall be claimed or removed until paid for in full. Schmitt's reserves the right to refuse to accept bids made by a defaulting buyer at any future auction.

RIGHTS TO PHOTOGRAPHS: Both buyer and seller grant unrestricted use of auction lot photographs and prices realized to both R. O. Schmitt Fine Arts, and to Artfact.com.

We value the participation of internet bidders and recognize that is a great convenience for bidders in distant states and foreign lands. We hope you do not find our terms of use too restrictive.

Copyright 2013, R. O. Schmitt Fine Arts

Contract Information

Your bid is a binding and legal contract. In all cases, a left or absentee bid will be executed as cheaply as possible. The auctioneer will make every effort to execute bids on your behalf, but will not be held responsible in the case of a failure to execute a live or absentee bid.

Payment Information

We will normally notify successful bidders within 7 days. It has proven difficult to Fax all winners reliably, so we will MAIL or E-MAIL invoices. Personal checks drawn on a U.S. bank are acceptable. Note that shipping charges are extra and will be billed at the time of shipment. Payment is due on receipt of invoice, and no later than 15 days from the auction.

Shipping Information

SHIPPING: We use two companies to ship clocks that provides services worldwide: The local UPS Store managed by Alex Williams, phone number (603) 434-9899, e-mail [email protected] and the UPS Store in Portsmouth, NH managed by Steven Heger, phone number (603) 319-8113, email [email protected]: we are often able to offer "in-house" shipping on the watches.

PICK UP IN LIEU OF SHIPPING: If you or your agent/friend would prefer to drive to our home office in Windham, NH to pick up purchases, an appointment can be arranged. You should still plan to settle your account within 15 days of the auction. Items bid online through Artfact CANNOT BE PICKED UP AT THE AUCTION HALL THE WEEKEND OF THE SALE.

Buyer's Premium

Internet-Live bidders pay 15% Buyer's Premium. They also pay an additional 3% Artfact Live fee, producing a total 18% premium for Artfact transaction.

Condition Information

CONDITION SCALE, in order: Poor, fair, good, very good, excellent, & outstanding. If the lot description includes the words "as-found", the item came to us from storage and, although we may have noted external shortcomings, we have not looked inside. General maintenance items such as broken suspension springs, broken or missing weight cords, & missing keys are not mentioned. Although most clocks were running when we took possession of them, we cannot guarantee that they will run without adjustment when you get them home. Dimensions are approximate. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL RETURNS BE ACCEPTED OR REFUNDS ISSUED LATER THAN 30 DAYS AFTER THE AUCTION. Our descriptions are guaranteed; we still recommend a personal "look". In the unusual circumstance that there is a problem and a refund or adjustment is requested we ask to be notified within one week of the auction and
require to be notified ABSOLUTELY no later than 30 days of the auction, no exceptions. Transit damage alone is not sufficient reason