INDEPENDENT ANTIQUES & FINE ART CONSULTANT

Tel: 01273 832044    Mobile: 07834 403942

Services

SALES

As an Independent Consultant, Nick can personally advise where each item should be sold to achieve the optimum price. This may be through a London auction house, a specialist auctioneers or more general provincial saleroom.

All aspects can be handled confidentially on your behalf, from the initial delivery to the saleroom, confirming the estimates and reserves, the communication and administration, right through to the final settlement. This service is offered free of charge. Nick takes his fee from the auction house by way of an introductory commission.

However, in certain circumstances a private treaty sale may be arranged as a more favourable option. This is especially useful where a house clearance of residual items is concerned.

VALUATIONS


Probate

At this very difficult time, Nick can provide an efficient and sensitive service.  A professional valuation can be undertaken at short notice to satisfy the requirements of probate law.  This valuation takes the form of an inventory enumerating and valuing all items of importance and any specific bequests. If required, he can handle the sale of some or all of the contents and arrange for the final clearance of the property.

Insurance

Insurance companies will expect a detailed description and a suggested replacement value. It is important therefore, to have a professionally prepared valuation of your antiques, paintings, jewellery and silver which is regularly updated.

In the event of a claim after loss or damage, the valuation will satisfy the underwriter and should result in a full and rapid settlement.

RECOMMENDED SERVICES

With such a wealth of contacts, Nick can recommend restorers, removal companies, security installers and storage facilities.

SOURCING SERVICE

With Nick¹s detailed knowledge and years of experience in the Antiques business, he can search for and acquire specific items on behalf of a client. Whether you are thinking of starting a new collection or adding to an old one, looking for a specific piece of furniture or after a special gift, he can assist in your search. If you want to design or commission a piece of jewellery or silver he can introduce you to top specialists in their field.  He will not only find what you are seeking but he will advise buyers on prospective purchases and negotiate the very best deal on your behalf, be it for a ring, bookcase or classic car.

PROPERTY

Nick¹s position as a property auctioneer during the week means his expertise and advice for buying and selling can extend to all sorts of residential, commercial, investment and development properties.


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