Terms & Conditions

NOTE: These Conditions of Business form a legally binding agreement (the “Agreement”) between Irv Graham Chinese Antique Valuations (the “Company”) and you (the “Client”). By choosing to have your item valued by Irv Graham Chinese Antique Valuations, you agree to the terms set out below.

INTRODUCTION

By submitting photographs and related information of the item to be valued, the Client:

  • Accepts the Conditions of Business as set out here.
  • Grants the Company a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free license on all submitted material. The Company reserves the right to refuse to provide a valuation.

THE AGREEMENT

The Agreement consists of these Terms & Conditions. No other documentation or communication shall form part of the Agreement unless both parties agree in writing. The Agreement takes effect once the Company accepts to make a valuation and the Client has paid the Price, subject to the Company’s right to withdraw its services in accordance with these terms.

VALUATION SERVICES

Under the Agreement, the Company provides a valuation service based on the photograph of an item submitted by the Client. This service includes an electronic estimate of the value of the item (high and low estimate), based on the Company’s opinion at the time the Valuation is given. The Valuation does not account for sale expenses, commissions, taxes, or other costs. Unless otherwise stated, the Valuation is based on a preliminary inspection of the photograph and without physical inspection, cleaning, restoration, detailed inspection, or further research.

The Company aims to provide the Valuation within two (2) working days after the Client submits their request, provided all relevant information and clear photographs are supplied. If this period is exceeded, the Company must write to the Client explaining the delay and extend the valuation period by an agreed timeframe. If the delay is due to the Client’s lack of information, no refund is entitled.

THE VALUATION

The Company does not guarantee the origin, provenance, attribution, condition, date, age, or authenticity of an item in the Valuation. The Company does not guarantee that the item will realize the estimated value upon sale. The Valuation remains the copyright of the Company and is prepared only for the Client. It is not to be used by any other person, disclosed to third parties (other than the Client’s professional advisors), or reproduced without the Company’s prior written consent. The Client indemnifies the Company and its affiliates against all liabilities and expenses resulting from any breach of this commitment by the Client.

The Valuation may not be used for official purposes such as legal proceedings, insurance, or other formal uses. It is provided as an estimate based on the information available at the time.

CLIENT’S OBLIGATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Client shall pay the Price for the Valuation to the Company and warrants they are the owner or authorized by the owner to have the item valued. The Client warrants each item is free from third-party interests or claims and that all provided material is owned by them or they have the right to use it. The Client indemnifies the Company against any breach of this warranty.

The Client shall provide clear photos and full, accurate information about the object, including known authenticity issues, provenance, condition, previous sales history, and any other relevant details.

The Client acknowledges that the Valuation is a reasonable opinion and that opinions on value may differ. The value of an item can fluctuate due to market conditions and other factors. The preliminary nature of the valuation work may mean that identification, attribution, and value could change with further examination.

THE PRICE OF THE VALUATION

The Price is in accordance with the price list on the Company’s website at the time of submission and includes VAT. The Company reserves the right to revise prices and offer discounts at various times.

LIMITATION OF THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY

The Company is not liable for any deficiency in the Valuation due to external circumstances, incomplete information from the Client, or factors that cannot be identified from a reasonable inspection of the photographs and information received.

Nothing in these Terms & Conditions limits the Company’s liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence, fraud, misrepresentation of a fundamental matter, or any liability that cannot be excluded under applicable law.

TERMINATION OF THE AGREEMENT

If the Company breaches these Terms and Conditions, the Agreement shall be terminated immediately, and a refund of the Price paid for the Valuation shall be given, less any administration charges. The Client’s license to the Valuation will be revoked, and the Client must destroy the Valuation.

If the Client uses the Valuation for illegal purposes, the Agreement shall be terminated immediately, no refund will be given, and the Client must destroy the Valuation. The Client shall pay the Company for any liabilities, expenses, and costs arising from the Client’s unlawful conduct.

RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES

No person other than the parties to the Agreement shall have any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of the Agreement.

SEVERANCE

If any part of the Agreement is held to be unenforceable, that term shall be deemed not part of the Agreement, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

The Agreement shall be construed in accordance with English law. The parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in the event of disputes.

Terms For Irv Graham’s Chinese Antique Advisory Service

Welcome to Irv Graham’s Chinese Antique Advisory Service. By accessing and using our website, you agree to comply with the following terms and conditions of use.

Acceptance of Terms:

Your use of the website is subject exclusively to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you must immediately stop using the website. Your continued use of the website indicates your acceptance of these terms.

Advice:

The contents of our website are for informational purposes only and should not be considered as advice. We advise you to exercise your own judgment and seek professional advice before making any decisions based on the information provided on our website.

Links to Third-Party Websites:

Our website may contain links to other websites that are not under our control. We are not responsible for the content or availability of these third-party websites and do not endorse or recommend them.

Copyright:

All intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademarks, in the content of our website are owned by Irv Graham’s Chinese Antique Advisory Service or licensed to us. You are not allowed to download, copy, reproduce, transmit, store, sell, or distribute any of the content without our prior written permission.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability:

We provide our website on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any warranty of any kind, express or implied. We do not guarantee that our website will be error-free, uninterrupted, or free of viruses or other harmful components. In no event will Irv Graham’s Chinese Antique Advisory Service be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of our website.

Anti-Money Laundering Policy:

We comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines designed to prevent financial crime, combat money laundering activity, and the funding of terrorist or criminal activity. We conduct appropriate client due diligence and ongoing monitoring, and we have procedures in place to report any suspicious activity to the appropriate authorities.

Asian Art Sales – Terms And Conditions

Payments:

Customers are welcome to view by appointment any item they may be interested in. Email me to arrange an appointment.

Payments! Direct bank transfer payments only!

International or UK customers can securely wire a payment directly to us from their bank.

Simply send us an email telling us which piece you are interested in buying, once you are ready to purchase we will send you our UK bank details in order for you to safely transfer your payment.

We can also hold any piece for you for a small deposit.

Any questions email us irvgraham@yahoo.co.uk

Postage, Packing & Insurance:

All items will be well packed and sent via Parcel Force Global Priority with full insurance & tracking. In the unlikely event an item is lost or damaged during transit no monies will be paid back to the customer until we have successfully been reimbursed from the insurance company ourselves.

We have many years of experience packing and sending art, antiques and collectibles to China, always making sure that even the most delicate and valuable deliveries travel securely so that they remain in perfect condition throughout transit.

Free international postage and packing on most orders, larger items may incur costs. Items will be shipped in strong secure packaging. (Tracking number will be supplied)

All items will be well packed and sent via Parcel Force Global Priority or UPS with full insurance & tracking (Insurance is optional & costs 2% of any purchase price)

Returns & Terms:

Before I list any items for sale on this website I fully ensure the history, condition, provenance & authentication of each piece is rigorously checked. I also appoint an independent specialist to concur with my own authentication & descriptions.

General Returns:

You may return any item within seven (7) days of receipt. A refund will be issued upon return of the item in the same condition to Irv. After seven (7) days of receipt the sale is considered final, and any return will be at the discretion of Irv Graham.

Not as Described Return policy:

In the highly unlikely situation an item is proved to be not as described, we refund the actual paid price (minus shipping & handling costs and insurance fees).

Under Not as Described Return policy, for instance the item is proved to be a copy or fake then there is no time limit for a return.

Refunds will be granted only by any claims which are supported by written statements from one of the following sources below:

1. Christie’s, Sotheby’s or Bonham’s Asian Art specialists.
2. A curator of Asian arts from major museums.
3. A recognized test such as Thermo luminescence from a recognized laboratory such as (Oxford Authentication Ltd)
4. A written opinion of one recognized expert in the field, mutually acceptable to Irv Graham & the buyer.

All items must be returned in the same condition as when they were sold.
All returned monies will be minus our postage costs.