No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage
For a similar example of this bed exectuted for the Empress Josephine in the Chateau de la Malmaison near Paris for her use in 1810, by Jacob-Desmalter, see H. Hayward, ed., World Furniture, London, 1965 col. pl. opposite pp. 193