EXPERTISE & SPECIALISMS
Our valuation teams are headed by James Glennie, Nic Tyler or Joanna van der Lande, we put together bespoke teams of specialists depending on the requirements of the project.
Nic Tyler has 25 years’ experience as a valuer in the world of fine art and antiques. After graduating from Edinburgh university with an MA Hons in History of Art, she trained at Christie’s, London. Specialising in drawings and watercolours, she also ran the successful book illustration sales. Nic worked as a general valuer for Bonhams, East Anglia for many years before joining Art & Antiques Appraisals in 2010. Nic sits on public art committees, judges art prizes and is a painter herself. She is based on the Essex/Suffolk borders but is also happy to undertake work in the West Country.
James Glennie is a qualified valuer with 40 years’ experience in the art valuation and auction field, many of which were with international auctioneers Bonhams, where he established their national Museums Department, their first office in East Anglia and the popular East Anglian View sales. He was responsible for many country house sales as well as single owner sales in London and New York. He left to establish Art & Antiques Appraisals in 2007. James lives in North Norfolk but is frequently in London and travels widely throughout the UK to undertake valuations and advise clients ranging from private collectors to major institutions and museums.
Joanna van der Lande has over 30 years’ experience in the art and antiques business with particular expertise in antiquities. In this capacity she has conducted many valuations for institutions on behalf of Art & Antiques Appraisals. She has experience working for both auction houses and dealers and has been running her own consultancy business since 2006. She chairs the Antiquities Dealers’ Association and has chaired vetting committees for art fairs for many years. Joanna lives in the Surrey Hills and is available to carry out local home inspections for those wishing to have their art and antiques appraised for sale or insurance purposes.
Caro Flower has been a jewellery specialist for 20 years. She holds a BA Hons in Art History and has a background in practical applied art, and as a general valuer for Bonhams, she decided to focus on jewellery. She studied at The Gemmological Association in Hatton Garden, becoming a Fellow (FGA) and Diamond Grading Associate (DGA). She has many years’ experience both as a dealer in antique and modern jewellery, and as an independent consultant for a leading provincial auction house, assessing jewellery for Insurance, for Probate, and cataloguing pieces for sale. She divides her time between Norfolk and Devon, but is happy to travel beyond when occasion demands.
For a domestic probate or insurance valuation you might only need one of us, however a broadly spread large local authority museum collection might require specialist knowledge in Egyptian, Celtic, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Medieval and later social history and archaeological artefacts; decorative arts including European, American, Oriental, Middle Eastern & African artefacts; old master, 18th, 19th & 20th century paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints; contemporary art & design; silver, jewellery and civic regalia; books, manuscripts and archives; taxidermy, natural science, scientific instruments, technology and vehicles. We have access to expertise in all these fields.