Terms of Service
Wooten & Wooten strives to offer quality art and antiques presented with fairness and accuracy in a prompt and professional manner.
All items are sold as is, where is, with all faults. Neither Wooten & Wooten nor the consignors makes any guarantees, warranties or representations, expressed or implied, with respect to the property sold. All items are available for your examination prior to bidding and we recommend that prospective bidders, or their agent, inspect all items in which they have an interest and satisfy themselves as to the origin and condition of the item. Wooten & Wooten does not give refunds. All sales are final.
Written and oral descriptions are the opinions of Wooten & Wooten staff and consultants and are in no way a guarantee of any kind to the accuracy of the catalogue description or condition reports provided. Please note that color calibrations can differ by computer, and all measurements are approximate.
Complementary condition reports are executed on an as-requested basis and may be obtained by contacting our offices. Condition reports submitted less than 24 hours prior to the sale may not be completed. The absence of a condition report does not reflect the state of the object. It is our goal to provide our clients with a fair and accurate assessment, please keep mind that we are not professional conservators or restorers.
We offer live bidding in-house, as well as absentee bidding, telephone bidding and Internet bidding. Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers and is subject to an additional 3% charge added to our 20% buyers premium. All new bidders will be required to pre-register with Wooten & Wooten, and returning bidders will be asked to sign and complete a new bid form with each sale. No lot will be sold for less than half of the low estimate. We reserve the right to reject any bid. Absentee bids are executed by Wooten & Wooten staff, and/or via Live Auctioneers, as a convenience and we are not responsible for any errors or omissions.
The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the buyer and will assume full risk and responsibility for the property, including prompt payment and pick-up. The auctioneer has the sole right to re-open a lot and/or settle disputed bids, and the record kept by Wooten & Wooten will be seen as final.
Payment is due for in-house bidders on the day of sale and within five days for all other bidders. Failure to remit payment within this timeline may result in the cancellation of the sale. Payment may be made in the form of cash, check, wire transfer, cashiers check, Visa or Mastercard. Personal checks from first time buyers must be accompanied by a letter of introduction from their banking institution. Your bid is your agreement to pay hammer price, as well as an 20% buyer's premium and 7% South Carolina sales tax. Successful bidders paying by credit card will be subject to an additional 3% surcharge. Payment must be made in order for any lot to leave the gallery.
All items must be picked up within five days of the auction or will be subject to storage fees. We do not ship items at Wooten & Wooten. We can provide you with a list of shippers; however, this does not qualify as an endorsement by Wooten & Wooten. We are not responsible for any damage done to property after the hammer; this includes, but is not limited to, items left beyond the five days or any damage or loss by your shipping agent.
Your bid will signify that you have inspected the items as fully as you desire, or that you have elected not to inspect them, and that you agree fully with all of terms of service hereby set forth by Wooten and Wooten Auctioneers & Appraisers.
Please call our offices at 866-570-0144 with any questions.