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Please note you must register online prior to the start of the sale ideally 24 hours before. Once you have registered, please keep your account details strictly confidential. You will be liable for any or all bids made via your account. Please note that Nada Boulos Auction reserves the right to reject a registration to bid online, withdraw its permission to use our online bidding platform, or end an account for any reason at any time.

Absentee Bids
Nada Boulos Auction will attempt to execute bids for buyers unable to attend the auction at the lowest possible price taking into account the reserve price. Your request should be made in writing by completing the form and given to one of the auction specialists (listed in the front of the catalogue). Always indicate a “top limit”, the amount to which you would bid if you were attending the auction yourself. Absentee Bids forms are available in the catalogue and online. We must receive your completed Absentee Bid Form at least 24 hours before the auction.

Lot Descriptions, Provenance and Condition Reports

Prospective bidders may request a condition report at any time. In certain instances, Nada Boulos Auction may print the provenance or the condition in the catalogue. Any reference to condition will not amount to the full description of condition. We shall not be liable to you for any errors or omissions with respect to the sale of the artwork, including any description of any other material with respect to the promotion, marketing, and exhibition of the artwork. We make no guarantees, representations, or warranties to you about the artwork, including its authenticity, attribution, legal title, condition, value or otherwise. Our liability ends after the sale and any errors of authenticity will be borne by the seller. 

The auctioneer is bound by the indications in the catalogue, modified only by the announcements made at the time of the sale noted in the legal records thereof. The order of the sale will be that of the catalogue or the website. Viewing days (if stated in the catalogue) prior to the sale permits buyers to establish the condition of the works offered for sale and no claim will be accepted after the hammer has fallen. No mention shall be made of relining, mounting, or cradling as they are methods of preservation and not a default. Frames are not guaranteed. 

At the Sale

When making a bid, a bidder is accepting personal liability to pay the purchase price including all applicable charges. No bids can be withdrawn after bidding for any reason. 

Nada Boulos Auction reserves the right to reject any bid. The highest bidder acknowledged by Nada Boulos Auction will be the purchaser. Nada Boulos Auction can also cancel the sale or resell the article in dispute. Reserves can be lowered and or changed at any time during and until the end of the auction, should your bid meet the new reserve and you are the highest bidder, you have the winning bid and are legally required to honor the payment of the lot at the new reduced reserve price.

Closing the Online Only Auction

The auction will end with a 2-minute stagger between lots, for example lot 1 will begin to end at 2.00pm, lot 2 will be 2.02 pm, lot 3 will be 2.04pm and so forth. The auction is set to have a 2-minute auto extension, if a bid is placed within the final 2 minutes of the lot, the end time for that lot will be extended by a further 2 minutes from the point of that bid being placed. This auction will end in the standard way, the lots will close if no bid is placed within the last 2 minutes. The lots will not necessarily end in order, and they will not collectively end at the same point.

Successful Bids 
Invoices are sent out by email after the auction. Buyers are requested to contact us to obtain the outcome of their bids and to avoid unnecessary storage charges.

Buyer’s Premium 
A buyer’s premium of 18% is added to the hammer price and is payable by the purchaser as part of the total purchase price.

Imports & Taxes
The purchaser will be required to pay any applicable taxes. It is the buyer’s sole responsibility to obtain any relevant import license. The denial or delay of any license shall not justify the recession of any sale nor any delay in full payment.


Payments in Lebanese checks in Dollars are accepted. Payments must be made within 48 hours of the closing of the auction.

Removal of Purchases 
You must collect purchased lots within three days from the auction if its being held in the exhibition space, otherwise please follow the instructions of the Winning Bidder email on how to remove your lot. If the lot is not removed after 15 days of the sale, Nada Boulos Auction may send the artwork to a warehouse or charge a storage fee at the expense and risk of the purchaser.

It is the buyer’s responsibility to make all shipping arrangements.

Remedies for Non-Payment 
We have no obligation to enforce the payment from the buyer. If we do not receive payment from the buyer within thirty (30) days of the auction, we shall have the right to exercise several legal rights, these include, but are not limited to, the following:

a) to hold the defaulting buyer liable for the total amount due and to commence legal proceedings.

b) to offer the Property for private or public sale. A fee of 20% of the purchase price will apply if the work is not paid for in full after 30 days.

Law and Jurisdiction
This auction is governed by Lebanese law. Beirut courts are the sole competent jurisdictions to hear any dispute arising or related to the present Conditions of Sale.