Name The Knowles Family Collection
Auctioneer Willow Auction House
Type Live Webcast Auction
Date(s) 5/25/2021
Auction will be online only on May 25th at Noon est on Hibid.com, Liveauctioneers.com, Bidsquare.com and Invaluable.com
Preview Date/Time Preview by Appointment Only. Please give us a call, we are happy to accomodate your schedule.
Checkout Date/Time Payment is due within 7 days from the auction date.
Location 2 Frassetto Way
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
Buyer Premium 25% On line, Absentee, Phone
Description
For the first time in over a half -century, the Knowles Family is offering a portion of their vast collection of dining-centric décor and furnishings to the public. To make way for exciting changes to come, this multi-generational family of restaurateurs is renovating and shifting the composition of their collection and properties. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a piece of American Fine Dining history. For the many who have celebrated at a Knowles venue, the mere mention of these properties evokes joyful memories. The Manor is a Northern New Jersey landmark renowned for a decades long fine dining pedigree. Selections from the pre-renovation Carolina Room and Buffet Dining Room are among the items being offered. The historic Rams Head Inn has been a special occasion destination in South Jersey for over 40 years. Decorative selections from its diverse mix of rooms will be available for procurement. The Knowles family will also deaccession a portion of the personal collection of the family’s matriarch, the late Doris Knowles. The objects were curated over years of world travel. The selection is distinctive as it is diverse. Oil paintings in gilt gold frames, Belgian tapestries and carved frame mirrors to add refinement to any wall. Custom hand hammered planters, neoclassical lighting and 18th century continental furniture would bring warm to any room. The choicest grouping is an unparalleled collection of Limoges porcelain. Hand painted vases, monumental bowls and fish sets are ready for the keen collector. Whether seeking that special piece of décor or discovering a memento you remember as a past guest, the Knowles Family Collection has much to offer.
Auction Terms & Conditions TERMS AND CONDITIONS Participation in any auction held by Willow Auction House, whether in person, by phone, via absentee bid or by way of a Live Internet platform such as HiBid, Liveauctioneers, Invaluable, or Bidsquare requires the acceptance of our terms of sale, participation therefore constitutes acceptance of all terms listed on this page, failure to read these terms does not release the bidder from the rules and requirements set forward in these terms. ALL BIDDERS ARE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF SALE: Willow Auction House has endeavored to accurately describe all items being sold, but all property herein offered for sale is strictly "as is", and it is the bidder's responsibility, whether bidding in person, by mail, by e-mail or by telephone to determine the exact condition of each item. No statement in the catalog, bill of sale, invoice, or elsewhere by a representative of, or person in employ of Willow Auction House shall be deemed to be a warranty, representation, or assumption of liability with respect to age, condition, size, quality, variety, importance, provenance of historical relevance of any of these items. Items listed in the catalog are for reference use only, description of items are no guarantee to the exact condition and / or age of any described item in the catalog, we strongly recommend viewing the items in person as everyone's opinion regarding "condition" can vary. Please see the preview dates for the auction. Private viewings can also be arranged to accommodate bidders, contact us for more information. The auctioneer will be the final judge as to which bidder is the highest bidder. In the event of any dispute in this matter, the auctioneer shall, at his or her discretion decide whether to reopen the bidding. Title to all merchandise shall pass to the highest bidder at the fall of the auctioneer's "hammer". The purchaser shall assume full risk and responsibility for the lot purchased once title has passed. All items purchased on the Internet platforms must be paid for in 7 days from the date of sale unless prior arrangements have been made with Willow Auction House. A dispute will be filed after that period if payment has not been made. Once a dispute is filed claims to unpaid items are void and Willow Auction House will have full title & claim to these items to resell them at auction. In the event of a filed dispute the bidder will have 7 days to contact Willow Auction House and arrange payment of winning bids before the dispute becomes permanent and the items re-offered. All bidders are required to register and give full identification prior to the beginning of the auction and are required to use the number issued to them when identifying themselves as the successful bidder. Bidders that sign up on the Internet platform less than 30 minutes before the start of the sale will not be approved. Any bidder with limited or no history of bidding on the Internet platform might not be approved. Bidders without prior history will have to call Willow Auction House to register and submit credit card information. The Auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any property prior to auction. This is a privately owned & operated sale and we reserve the right to refuse admittance to any person and reserve the right to decline any online bidder. No transfer will be recognized from one buyer to another. In-house buyer's premium with Willow Auction House and HiBid is 25%. All internet sales using the Internet platform are subject to a flat 28% buyer's premium. Bidder does hereby indemnify and hold harmless auctioneer & seller from all damages, claims, or liabilities from injuries to persons or property of any type whatsoever, caused before, during, or after the auction. SHIPPING Willow Auction House packs and ships select items in house, please see shipping details for more information. Buyer is responsible for ALL packing & shipping charges. Small items will be shipped by FedEx, UPS or a comparative service. Willow Auction House must be notified in writing if anyone other than winning bidder will be picking up lot. When Picking up, please note the Warehouse location says "All Wrapped Up" with a Green awning. Please make sure to bring ALL necessary packing supplies, paper, and boxes to pack your winning items. Please also bring enough manpower to be able to lift and remove your winning items, a loading dock is available. Please call to confirm Pick up hours, as they are subject to change without notice. Please complete Our Shipping Request form for a Shipping Quote: https://willowauctionhouse.com/shipping/ All sales are subject to an 6.625% NJ Sales tax, a tax resale certificate MUST be on file with the auction house to be tax exempt. Please note: We require items to be picked up or shipped within 3 weeks from auction date. Items not picked up or shipped within 3 weeks will incur a $10 a day storage fee per lot. Any items not shipped or picked up within 4 weeks from the auction will become house property or be donated. PAYMENT Payment is expected the first week after the sale, payment is expected in full, no payment plan or other arrangements will be made. If you are a successful bidder, please contact Willow Auction House, if you have not yet been contacted by Willow Auction House, the day after the sale from 11 am - 4 pm to confirm auction details and payment method. Payment methods accepted are credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover) and PayPal which, check (property will not be released until check clears), cashier's check, cash & wire transfer. PLEASE NOTE that wire transfers are always subject to bank fees, please add an additional $25 to payment to cover these fees, contact us before you arrange wire transfers to confirm applicable bank fees. If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact Willow Auction House. Negative feedback will be left for unpaid lots 10 days after the auction date. All sales are final, no exceptions. PICK UP POLICY Willow Auction House must be notified in writing if anyone other than winning bidder will be picking up lot. When Picking up, please note the Warehouse location says "All Wrapped Up" with a Green awning. Please make sure to bring ALL necessary packing supplies, paper, and boxes to pack your winning items. Please also bring enough manpower to be able to lift and remove your winning items, a loading dock is available. Please call to confirm Pick up hours, as they are subject to change without notice. --------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------ Terms Of Use

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Buyer Premium 25% On line, Absentee, Phone
Payment Terms
Payment is due 7 days from auction date, but we are flexible on pick up and shipping options. Just give us a call and we are happy to work with you.
All purchased items must be removed within 30 days from the auction date or they will become house property or be donation. SHIPPING - Willow Auction House packs and ships select items in house, please see shipping details for more information. Buyer is responsible for ALL packing & shipping charges. Small items will be shipped by FedEx, UPS or a comparative service. Willow Auction House must be notified in writing if anyone other than winning bidder will be picking up lot. When Picking up, please note the Warehouse location says "All Wrapped Up" with a Green awning. Please make sure to bring ALL necessary packing supplies, paper, and boxes to pack your winning items. Please also bring enough manpower to be able to lift and remove your winning items, a loading dock is available. Please call to confirm Pick up hours, as they are subject to change without notice. Please complete Our Shipping Request form for a Shipping Quote: https://willowauctionhouse.com/shipping/ PICK UP POLICY Willow Auction House must be notified in writing if anyone other than winning bidder will be picking up lot. When Picking up, please note the Warehouse location says "All Wrapped Up" with a Green awning. Please make sure to bring ALL necessary packing supplies, paper, and boxes to pack your winning items. Please also bring enough manpower to be able to lift and remove your winning items, a loading dock is available. Please call to confirm Pick up hours, as they are subject to change without notice.