Name The Robert "Bobby" Ray Estate Collection
Auctioneer Castles and Attics
Type Online-Only Auction
Date(s) 7/20/2022 - 7/31/2022
This will be a Soft Close, Timed Online Auction. Any bids placed in the last two minutes of time remaining will extend the total time. First lot Closing Sunday July 31st at 5:00 pm EST
Preview Date/Time Saturday July 30th 12:00-4:00 Call 317-833-6367 for directions
Checkout Date/Time The pick-up dates/ times are Tuesday & Wednesday August 2nd & 3rd 10 - 6pm in Elwood Friday August 5th 10:00 - 6:00 at our warehouse in Carmel
Location Elwood, IN 46036
Buyer Premium 15% Buyer's Premium
A Single Owner Lifetime Collection Selling Without Reserve! CASTLES and ATTICS in partnership with RIPLEY AUCTIONS is proud to present This will be a Soft Close, Timed Online Auction. Any bids placed in the last two minutes of time remaining will extend the total time. First lot Closing Sunday July 31st at 5:00 pm EST The pick-up dates/ times are Tuesday & Wednesday August 2nd & 3rd 10 - 6pm in Elwood Friday August 5th 10:00 - 6:00 at our warehouse in Carmel THERE IS AN OPTION TO PICK UP AT OUR WAREHOUSE Friday August 5th 10-6, IN CARMEL, INDIANA. Please let us know after the auction that you plan to do so. This is for small items and not for extra large lots or large furniture. Amidst the rolling cornfields of northeastern Indiana lies the enchanted enclave of an amazing artist, author, designer, and art and antiques dealer . Fifth in a line of nine generations, Robert C. Ray created a veritable Eden of antiques, furniture, architectural remnants, and art amassed from around the world. From several buildings on this property, we are proud to offer this astounding collection. To say this is one of those magical opportunities is certainly an understatement. Rarely does an untouched melange of outstanding items amassed by such a gentleman come to market. Born in 1926, "Robert Bobby Ray" attended John Herron Art School in Indianapolis, took English courses at Butler University, spent a summer in Italy and Spain in 1953, and studied with Hans Hoffman at his School of Fine Arts in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Mr. Ray wrote the first of three books in 1959, and ran an Interior Design Studio and Antiques shop called "Decor Original," located at 1441 North Delaware in Indianapolis for many years. Upon his return to Elwood, he transformed two buildings on his property into his private residences, a barn into an Antiques Shop and Interior Design Studio, and another fabrication into his private art studio. One can still envision the elegance and style he brought to the structures and the grounds. Ranging from a Dutch painting dated 1615 to his own Mid-century abstract paintings, the selection of art available is nothing less than stellar. Included are his own student works, art made for individuals and offered for sale, and much of his advanced professional work.An extensive list of owners of his work and where he exhibited is available. Three hand-colored English lithographs of the Continents published in 1801, a whimsical set of Biedermeier caricatures, and two Danish portraits from the 1850s are but a few pieces of the art he acquired. Purchased in New York and used in an "L.S.Ayres Look" fashion window in the late nineteen forties, a French fauteuil with swan arms styled after Josephine Bonaparte's chair at Malmaison is up for purchase. A Louis XV bombe commode, tastefully stripped of its marquetry by Mr. Ray, retains the original eighteenth century marble top-yet another example of his aesthetic. An extant 75 piece collection of French blue Opaline W/Victorian art glass, as well as a choice collection of sang de boeuf (ox blood) glazed pottery that was purchased in St. Louis are items of interest. An impressive French country wooden clock also purchased there in the late 1940s "while visiting Aunt Blavie" stands more than seven feet tall. An exquisite French Empire clock with a figure of Psyche still occupies the fireplace mantel upon which it was placed over fifty years ago. Blue and white Ching Dynasty vases, Chinese export porcelains, and Wedgwood dinnerware are worth perusing, and two rare Victorian oil lamps with a bulldog motif are tempting. Probably most distinctive amongst the offerings are the miniature rooms Mr. Ray created in the 1950s. His favorite was the French chateau in springtime, which he reduced to 1/2 inch scale. "Details and intricacy cover every inch of the curtained Lilliputian stage." wrote the Indianapolis Star in 1984, when they were on exhibit at the Elwood Public Library. Fortunately, we are able to offer not one but three of these. At one time they were offered to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Castles and Attics is most honored to have been chosen to represent the family of "Robert Bobby Ray." We certainly hope you too will enjoy merely looking at such a splendid offering, let alone this opportunity to purchase not only the above items, but approximately 500 other choice lots at this online only public auction. All items are described to the best of our ability and according to the extensive notes Ray kept; condition is noted on all items, and as stated, please remember these items have been used and sometimes placed in the same location for more than fifty years. It is as if a time capsule were opened and we are privileged to purchase what was available more than a half century ago. There are lots more details to come please wait for updates. Castles & Attics DeWayne Butler - License #AU10500011 Phone 317-833-6367
Auction Terms & Conditions General Terms: there is a 15% buyer's premium added. We will run your credit card on file immediately after the auction. We are not responsible for accidents or items after being sold. All items sold As-Is and As Found. All items must be removed by time and date specified on the auction day listing. Castles and Attics. AS AGENT The lots listed in this catalogue will be offered by Castles and Attics as owner or as agent for consignor(s) subject to the following terms and conditions. By bidding at our auction you agree to be bound by these Conditions of Sale. BEFORE THE SALE Prospective buyers are strongly advised to personally examine any property in which they are interested before the auction takes place. All lots are sold AS IS and AS FOUND and without recourse. Neither Castles and Attics nor its consignor(s) makes any warranties or representations, express or implied with respect to such lots. Neither Castles and Attics nor its consignor(s) makes any express or implied warranty or representation of any kind or nature with respect to merchantability, fitness for purpose, correctness of the catalogue or other description of the physical condition, size, quality, rarity, importance, medium, material, genuineness, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin, exhibitions, literature or historical significance of any lot sold. The absence of any reference to the condition of a lot does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. No statement, whether written or oral, and whether made in the catalogue, or in supplements to the catalogue, an advertisement, a bill of sale, a salesroom posting or announcement, the remarks of an auctioneer, or otherwise, shall be deemed to create any warranty, representation or assumption of liability. Castles and Attics. and its consignor(s) make no warranty or representation, express or implied, that the purchaser will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights to any lot sold. Castles and Attics. expressly reserves the right to reproduce any image of the lots sold in the catalogue. AT THE SALE Refusal of Admission: Castles and Attics has the right, at our complete discretion, to refuse admission to the premises or participation in any auction and to reject any bid online or in person. Registration before Bidding A prospective buyer must complete and sign a registration form and provide identification before bidding. We may require bank or other financial references. BIDDING Auction lots will have a staggering ending time starting at 5pm or 6pm EST, depending on the season. All of our auctions have soft close times. First lot closes Soft Close on this auction at 5pm or 6pm EST. Stagger time will be 15 seconds to 1 minute depending on the total lot count. Bid early and often on the lots you are interested in. Any bids placed in the last two minutes of time remaining will extend the total time. If two bidders place high bids that are the same amount, the FIRST recorded bid becomes the winner. Always make sure you have the high bid before assuming you have purchased an item. C&A assumes no responsibility or liability in the bidding activities during the close of the auction. Once an item is closed, C&A cannot change the winning bidder status under any circumstances. Online Bids Server & Software Technical Issues: In the event there are technical difficulties related to the server, software or any other online auction-related technologies, Castles and Attics reserves the right to extend bidding, continue the bidding, or close the bidding. NEITHER THE COMPANY PROVIDING THE SOFTWARE NOR Castles and Attics SHALL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR A MISSED BID OR THE FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE TO FUNCTION PROPERLY FOR ANY REASON. Email notifications may be sent to registered bidders with updated information as deemed necessary by Castles and Attics. The auctioneer reserves the right to add or remove items from the auction; split or combine lots; add minimum bids or reserve prices. The auctioneer reserves the right to cancel, suspend, extend or reschedule an individual item and or auction event or to make changes to the auction closing times or inspection or removal times. Successful Bid The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer will be the purchaser. In the case of a tie bid, the winning bidder will determined by the auctioneer at his or her sole discretion. In the event of a dispute between bidders, the auctioneer has final discretion to determine the successful bidder or to reoffer the lot in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale. sale record shall be conclusive. Conditions of Sale set forth herein, and the bidder assumes full risk and responsibility. AFTER THE SALE Buyer's Premium In addition to the hammer price, the buyer agrees to pay Castles and Attics. a buyer's premium and the applicable sales tax added to the final total. The buyer's premium for purchases made via online bidding is 15%) of the hammer. Payment The online buyers must pay the entire amount due (including the hammer price, buyer's premium, all applicable taxes and other charges) immediately at the conclusion of the sale. The credit card on file will be run immediately after the sale is concluded. If payment is declined, payment must be made the next day. Castles and Attics if accepted reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank . The purchaser agrees to pay Castles and Attics a handling charge of $50 for any check dishonored by the drawee. Collecting Purchases Once Castles and Attics has received all funds due to us, the buyer shall collect purchased lots on the posted pick-up days from the auction. Any items not picked up on those days, will automatically be forfeited. Packing and Shipping We ship winning items for buyers at the buyer's expense. We charge a minumum $5.00 and charge $25 per hour for labor to pack items, cost of packing material, and actual shipping cost. Shipping is a service we provide we are not a packing service so it may take two weeks for us to get your items out to you. ONCE YOU BID AND BUY THE ITEM, IT IS YOUR ITEM AND YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE. WE DO NOT REFUND BUYERS FOR ITEMS BECAUSE SHIPPING WAS TO EXPENSIVE. If insurance is charged to your account please note it only covers the final bid price of item. It does not include a buyers premium or shipping costs. This is the terms and conditions we are offered from insurance from shipping agents. Non Payment If we do not receive payment in full, in good cleared funds, within 24 hours following the sale, we are entitled in our absolute discretion to exercise one or more of the following measures, in addition to any additional actions available to us by law: a.) to impose a late charge of one and a half percent (1.5%) per thirty (30) days of the total purchase price b.) to hold the defaulting buyer liable for the total amount due and to begin legal proceedings for its recovery together with interest, legal fees and costs to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law c.) to cancel the sale d.) to resell the property publicly or privately with such terms as we find appropriate, to resell the property at public auction without reserve, and with the purchaser liable for any deficiency, cost, including handling charges, the expenses of both sales, our commission on both sales at our regular rate, all other charges due hereunder and incidental damages. In addition, a defaulting purchaser will be deemed to have granted us a security interest in, and we may retain as collateral security for such purchaser's obligations to us, any property in our possession owned by such purchaser. At our option, payment will not be deemed to have been made in full until we have collected funds represented by checks, or in the case of bank or cashier's checks, we have confirmed their authenticity. e.) to offset against any amount owed f.) to not allow any bids at any upcoming auction by or on behalf of the buyer g.) to take other action as we find necessary or appropriate Failure to Collect Purchases If property is not picked up within the pick-up day(s) following the sale, whether or not payment has been made, Castles and Attics reserves the right to charge $5 per lot per day or to deliver said property to a public warehouse for storage at the purchaser's expense. Castles and Atticsshall have no liability for any damage to property left on its premises for more than the stated pick-up days following the sale. In addition, we reserve the right to impose a late charge of one and a half percent (1.5%) per month of the total purchase price if payment is not made in accordance with the conditions set forth herein. For property that is not picked up after thirty (30) calendar days, an additional administration fee of $75 will be charged. Property which is paid for but left on our premises for any reason in excess of sixty (60) calendar days is subject to sale by us with the balance of any funds recovered in excess of storage charges and any other fees being remitted to you. LIABILITY Condition Reports Castles and Attics is not responsible for the correctness of any statement of any kind concerning any lot, whether written or oral, nor for any other errors or omissions in description or for any faults or defects in any lot. Neither the seller, ourselves, our officers, employees or agents, give any representation, warranty or guarantee or assume any liability of any kind in respect of any lot with regard to merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, description, size, quality, condition, attribution, completeness, authorship, authenticity, rarity, importance, medium, provenance, exhibition history, literature or historical relevance. Except as required by local law any warranty of any kind whatsoever is excluded by this paragraph. Items under $1,000 are collated upon request. If an item is described "As Found" or "As Is" this means it may have some sort of variable that limits our description from being 100% without flaw or fault and a buyer is assuming all risks of damage or imperfection. Purchased Lots If for any reason a purchased lot cannot be delivered in the same condition as at the time of sale, or should any purchased lot be stolen, mis-delivered or lost prior to delivery, Castles and Attics shall not be liable for any amount in excess of that paid by the purchaser. Legal Ramifications The rights and obligations of the parties with respect to these Conditions of Sale, the conduct of the auction and any matters connected with any of the foregoing shall be governed and interpreted by the laws of the jurisdiction in Indiana. If any part of these Conditions of Sale is found by any court to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that part shall be discounted and the rest of the conditions shall continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law. 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Local pickup is available, by appointment only, schedule your pickup appointment here- The pick-up dates/ times are Tuesday & Wednesday July 26th & 27th 10 - 6pm in Elwood Friday July 29th 10:00 - 6:00 at our warehouse in Carmel THERE IS AN OPTION TO PICK UP AT OUR WAREHOUSE Friday July 29th 10-6, IN CARMEL, INDIANA. Please let us know after the auction that you plan to do so. This is for small items not for bulk lots or Large items. Call for any clarity 317-833-6367 If you are from out of state and need help arranging pickup at a later date. Call we can't guarantee this option but maybe we can work it out. If you need other arrangements Please reach out. 317-833-6367 As a courtesy we try to help as much as we can, but you are responsible for arranging any or all help you need to load, move or pack items. As always some packing supplies we can assist with. SHIPPING We ship winning items for buyers at the buyer's expense. fee to cover cost of packing material, plus you will be billed actual shipping cost. We offer shipping to buyers on CERTAIN lots for a minumum $5.00 fee. Please double-check that your item offers shipping before bidding on it. Shipping can take up to two weeks to complete. After the auction, please let us know if you intend to have your items shipped. This auction does have LARGE, FRAGILE, HEAVY, EXPENSIVE and delicate items take this into consideration when shipping is your desire. Castles and Attics will be shipping coins/jewelry to US bidders only. Coin and Jewelry customers, shipping invoices will be sent AFTER we receive payment for purchases. REMINDER- buyers new to our company must pay via wire transfer for purchases (or check), but can pay for shipping using a credit card. Shipping is a service we provide we are not a packing service so it may take two weeks for us to get your items out to you. In the case Insurance is applied to your shipping. Note that shipping companies only refund the hammer price of an item. They do not refund a buyers premium or sometimes their own shipping expenses. We will only refund what they offer. ONCE YOU BID AND BUY THE ITEM, IT IS YOUR ITEM AND YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE. WE DO NOT REFUND BUYERS FOR ITEMS BECAUSE SHIPPING WAS TO EXPENSIVE.