Terms & Conditions

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General Terms & Conditions

FROM 2020 OUR STORAGE POLICY IS CHANGING: buyers will have a week to collect. After one week, storage will apply at £5 + VAT per day per item. Items uncollected after 30 days shall be re-sold without reserve.

Attribution and Condition of Lots

Penrith Farmers’ & Kidd’s (subsequently referred to as PFK) take care to ensure the accuracy of statements given regarding authorship, attribution, origin, date, age, provenance and condition of any lot. However, it should be noted that such a statement should be regarded as an opinion only. Furthermore it should be noted that:

  • Pictures have not been removed from their frames unless this is specifically mentioned in the condition report.
  • Books are not sold subject to collation
  • Gold and silver articles are only catalogued as such if they bear a full set of UK hallmarks in compliance with the Hallmarking Act 1973. Items not bearing such marks are sold are white or yellow metal
  • All upholstered goods made post 1950 sold in our auctions comply with Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988
  • All electrical items are PAT tested to comply with Trading Standards legislation
  • Picture Cataloguing Terms

Full Attribution: In our opinion, a work by the artist

Attributed to: In our opinion, probably a work by the artist

Circle of: In our opinion, a work by an artist closely associated with the named artist

Style of: In our opinion, a work by an artist in the style of the named artist but not with any direct connection to the named artist

Manner of: In our opinion, a work loosely in the style of the named artist and of a later date

After: In our opinion, a copy of a known work by the named artist

Third Party Liability

Every person on PFK premises before, during or after a sale shall be deemed to be there at their own risk and shall have no claim against PFK in respect of any injury they may sustain or any accident which may occur.


Any dispute not covered in these terms of business will be settled at the sole discretion of PFK

Governing Law

All PFK Terms and Conditions are governed by and subject to UK legislation. PFK has a complaints procedure

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