Fine Portrait Miniatures

24 May 2006, starting at 14:00 BST .

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This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

English School, A Gentleman, wearing red doublet with gold braid and buttons, wide white ruff

Benjamin Arlaud, A Gentleman, wearing blue cloak, white lace cravat and full-bottomed powdered wig

French School, A Noblewoman, probably Mary Queen of Scots (1542-1587), wearing black dress, cut square at the breast, the sleeves decorated with white bows and jewels, the bodice decorated with further jewels and a cross, starched white ruff collar, a pink-lined cap over her auburn hair, pearls at her neck and her waistband, gold border

David Le Clerc, A Nobleman, wearing purple-lined crimson cloak over blue coat shot with gold, white lace cravat and full-bottomed lightly powdered wig

Christian Richter, A Lady, wearing white dress and pink cloak over her left shoulder, her brown hair falling over her right shoulder

Bernard Lens III, George I (1660-1727), King of Great Britain (1714-27), wearing robes of State, white lace steinkirk and collar of the Order of the Garter

Rosalba Carriera, A Lady, wearing blue and white robes, white lace underslip and pearl cluster earrings, her hair powdered and falling over her right shoulder

English School, Henrietta Maria, Queen-consort (1609-1669), wearing white dress with wide lace collar, a jewelled cross on her chest, strings of pearls at her waist and around her neck and drop pearl earrings

Dutch School, A Gentleman, wearing armour, white sash across his chest, lace jabot tied with thin black ribbon and long natural wig

Attributed to James Smart, A Nobleman, wearing a rust-coloured coat with fabric buttons and matching waistcoat with ochre trim, white shirt and white lawn stock, full bottomed curled wig

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Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories, buyer's premium excluding Cars, Motorbikes, Wine and Coin & Medal sales, will be as follows:

Buyer's Premium Rates
27.5% on the first £2,500 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £2,500 up to and including £300,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £300,000 up to and including £3,000,000;
and 13.9% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of £3,000,000.

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

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Shipping Notices

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Exempt from tax

Zero rated for VAT, no VAT will be added to the Hammer Price or the Buyer's Premium.

* Import low rate

VAT on imported items at a preferential rate of 5% on Hammer Price and the prevailing rate on Buyer's Premium.

Y CITES

Subject to CITES regulations when exporting items outside of the EU, see clause 13.

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