Townsend Auction Galleries - Auctioneers covering East Anglia

Condition Reports

Townsend Auction Galleries are able to provide Condition Reports on all lots.

For the Specialist Fine Art Sale where a Condition Report has been prepared it will be shown in the on-line sale catalogue. If a condition report is not available in the on-line sale catalogue please click here to request a Condition Report.  

Important Notes...

Townsend Auction Galleries are happy to supply Condition Reports on the understanding that whilst every care is taken in detecting damage they will not be responsible for unseen faults.  We recommend all potential purchasers examine all lots in person prior to bidding.

The term 'general condition consistent with age' when used without any other text, refers to the fact that all items sold in auction are second hand and may therefore show signs, no matter how slight, of handling and use.

No faults or imperfections are mentioned in the description of any lots in this sale.  All items sold are likely to have been subject to wear and tear caused by user or the effects of age and may therefore have faults and imperfections. 

If you would like a condition report please contact us.  We take every care to provide an accurate condition report but we are not professional restorers and therefore we recommend that you consult such a professional within the appropriate field who will be in a much better position to advise you of the condition of any lot. 

Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the condition of any lots on which they wish to bid and any statement made by any member of Townsend Auction Galleries staff, written or verbal, is a subjective qualified opinion and is only provided on this basis.  Bidders are reminded to read our Conditions of Sale printed in the catalogue and note that by bidding on an item, they agree to be bound these Conditions of Sale.