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Gallery 332

Each lot in a Gallery 332 auction is subject to the following terms and conditions of sale, as supplemented in writing or otherwise by us at any time prior to the sale. By registering to bid, bidding, or purchasing in any way a lot from Gallery 332, the client agrees to be bound by these terms:
The auction is open to the public and there is no admission fee or obligation to bid. The auctioneer will introduce each object for sale, hereby referred to as “lots”, in numerical order as listed in the corresponding catalog or website.
The estimates that appear with each lot description are approximations reflecting the range in which the hammer price may fall. Some lots are subject to a reserve, the price below which an item cannot be sold. In most instances, the reserve is less than the low estimate.
The auctioneer determines the highest bidder and selling price of every lot. He or she may re-offer and resell any lot, and will be responsible for resolving any dispute in bidding. The judgment of the auctioneer is final and binding.
Gallery 332’s website serves as a displaying source for the items listed in auction, and reserves the right to make changes and alter inventory up until one week prior to indicated sale.
To bid in any sale, a client must register with either online auctioneer platform as indicated on Gallery 332’s website, or as an absentee or phone bidder using the form provided on Gallery 332’s website prior to, or at the sale. In order to register as an absentee or phone bidder, Gallery 332 requires all clients, established or new, to provide their most up to date contact information. If bidding on behalf of another, Gallery 332 requires authorization of the absent client, and identification from both parties. In any sale, the client understands that their bid constitutes a legally binding agreement to purchase said lot if accepted by the auctioneer. Client assumes responsibility to pay the purchase price, as well as the buyer’s premium and any additional expenses in connection with your purchase of the lot, including handling, shipping, insurance, taxes and export.
Clients may bid via phone, absentee, or online. Please complete and submit an absentee or telephone bid form as included on Gallery 332’s website. Gallery 332 assumes no responsibility for a failure to execute any bid or errors or omissions made in connection with any remote bidding arrangement.
During phone bidding, an agent representing Gallery 332 will call the client during the live sale to execute bids on client’s behalf. The client should instruct Gallery 332’s agent to bid as they choose. Please make arrangements for phone bidding as early as possible as there are a limited number of phone lines available. Gallery 332 does not guarantee an available phone line if arrangements are made after 5:00 pm CDT on the day prior to a sale. Please note that phone bidding is reserved for items estimated at $500 or greater.

Clients may leave absentee bids to be executed by one of our representatives. Gallery 332 makes every effort to purchase a lot as inexpensively as possible without exceeding the client’s limit. It’s recommended that clients submit absentee bids as early as possible in the correct increments as shown below and in the Telephone & Absentee Bidding Form. Should identical absentee bids from separate clients come in, the first one received will be honored. Please submit absentee bids prior to 5:00 pm CDT on the day prior to the sale.
Internet bidding is available through online platforms. Gallery 332 is not responsible for errors or omissions when client utilizes said platform. Please note an additional 5% will be added to buyer’s premium on lots purchased via an online bidding platform.
Auction increments are as follows:


It is the responsibility of the client to be aware of all conditions, prior to the sale. Gallery 332 will send any additional photos or reports prior to auction at the request of the bidder.
Condition report requests will be processed through filling out an online form found on the Gallery 332 website, and will require the bidder to specify the item number of the piece they are interested in receiving more information about.
Gallery 332 reserves the right to make changes in the catalog up until one week prior to the date of the auction. Any items displayed on either Gallery 332’s webpage or online auctioneer platform one week prior to the sale are final and the most up-to-date. Auction items are available for viewing up until the day before the auction, and are made by appointment only. Appointments can be made my phone or through online form.  Gallery 332 encourages all clients or knowledgeable representatives to visit and inspect all lots during the viewing period. If an in-person inspection is not possible, we encourage clients to contact us with condition report requests well in advance of the sale. Gallery 332  will provide our opinion of condition, answer any questions, and provide additional photographs per the client’s request. Any such opinion is not a statement of fact, but is given to the best of our knowledge.
Gallery 332 guarantees the authenticity of that portion of the description of each lot as set out in bold type in the catalog, as amended by oral or written salesroom notes or announcements. This guarantee is in effect for 30 days after the auction in which the lot was sold. Said guarantee does not apply to those lots listed as: “in the style of”, “attributed to”, “the school of”, “in the manner of”, or “after”. Gallery 332 is not responsible for errors or omissions in the catalog or in written or oral condition reports. All measurements are approximate. Gallery 332 makes every effort to accurately describe its merchandise, but in the event that errors occur, Gallery 332 shall not be held responsible. It is the client’s responsibility to be well informed before bidding.  Bidding in our sale indicates your acceptance of these terms and any terms announced the day of the sale.

Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Bronzes: Objects are guaranteed to be an authentic work by the artist listed. Any and all information listed in the catalog not printed in bold type should be considered as being to the best of our knowledge, is merely our opinion, and is not guaranteed to be correct. If the authenticity of a purchased object is contested, it must be made known to us within 30 days of the sale in which the object was purchased as follows: a written letter from a noted authority provided to us that declares the object to be executed by someone other than the artist listed. This authority may not have any vested interest in the artist’s work or the estate of the artist. The object must be returned to us in the same condition in which it was purchased. If it is determined that a piece is not authentic, only the purchase price may be refunded; there will be no compensation for damages, loss of profit, professional fees, transportation or any other costs. The normal darkening of varnish over time isn’t considered to be problematic, and accordingly any such darkening will not be noted in the description.
Frames: Every effort is made to protect the frames included with these lots during pre-auction storage and post-auction shipping; however, Gallery 332 shall not be responsible for any damage to frames, and no refunds will be granted due to frame damage.
Ceramics: Ceramics offered in the sale are free of repairs, chips or cracks post-production unless noted in the catalog description or condition report. Crazing, surface scratches, firing lines or flaws, bubbles, areas where glaze crawls, stilt marks, firing flaws and base flakes will be noted if it is determined they are objectionable. Carved vases often will have flakes on the edges of leaves or on points in high relief – this will only be mentioned if determined to be objectionable. Some framed tiles or plaques may have chips that are hidden by the frame – any such chips will not be mentioned unless considered to be significant. Please ask questions before you buy.
Gallery 332 accepts cash, check, American Express, Visa, Discover, and MasterCard for payment. If paying with cash or check, Gallery 332 may require verification of identity and confirmation of permanent address. If paying by credit card, an additional 3% convenience fee is payable on the total purchase price, which includes hammer price, buyer’s premium, tax if applicable, and shipping cost, if any. Gallery 332 requires credit card information in order to register to bid as an Absentee or Phone bidder with Gallery 332. Any and all credit card information, both physical and digital, is destroyed and or deleted once a winning bidder's transaction has successfully gone through to ensure the security of our bidders and buyers.
Once payment has been received and cleared, lots purchased may be released to client. All Sales are Final.
If payment is not made within ten days after its due date, or if the client defaults and/or breaches his or her obligations, the client agrees to pay Gallery 332 all damages, attorney fees and expenses, together with interest at the highest rate allowed by law on the balance due. Client agrees that state and federal courts in Chicago, Illinois shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all matters arising out of client’s purchase from Gallery 332 and that service of process in any such proceeding shall be effective if mailed to client’s address last supplied to Gallery 332.


Gallery 332 may recommend safe and economical methods for delivery and shipping of most domestic purchase. Gallery 332 is not liable for any damage to lots caused by shippers; all such claims must be settled between the client and the shipper. Delivery and shipping fees are payable by the client and are not refundable. Clients shipping internationally are responsible for obtaining pre-sale estimates as well as making shipping arrangements directly with a third-party shipper. Please contact Gallery 332 for a list of suggested shippers.

Once a sale has been finalized, it is the buyer's responsibility to make shipping arrangements. After confirming a shipping method with Gallery 332, the piece will be safely transported to the packing/shipping location, where the arrangements will then take place according to the agreement maid between buyer and shipper.


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