EXPERTISE & SPECIALISMS
Our valuation teams are headed by James Glennie or Nicola Tyler, we put together bespoke teams of specialists depending on the requirements of the valuation, sale or acquisition project.
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 Early Furniture, Decorative Arts including Oriental, Far & Middle Eastern, African, European and American Artefacts; Old Master, 18th & 19th Century Paintings, Portrait Miniatures, Modern British and Contemporary Art & Design; Early through to Contemporary Sculpture, Stained Glass and Public Art; Books & Manuscripts; Egyptian, Celtic, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Medieval and Later Social History and Archaeological Artefacts; Silver, Jewellery and Civic Regalia; Taxidermy and Natural Science, Social History, Science, Vehicular and Technology Collections.
We are frequently called on to undertake valuations for inter-museum loans for paintings and works of art travelling to exhibitions all over the world, many under the British Government Indemnity Scheme, but also under the borrowers national schemes.
James Glennie is a qualified valuer with over thirty years experience in the art valuation and auction field, fourteen 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 which in addition to its private clients receives instructions from many important institutions including The Royal College of Art, The British Museum, English Heritage, The Supreme Court and The Church of England.
Nicola Tyler has twenty years experience in the art valuation and auction field. She studied History of Art at Edinburgh University and joined Christie's in London. After training in various departments including textiles, she became a specialist picture valuer gaining vast experience cataloguing sales, appraising fine quality works and running her own sales. In 2000 she joined Bonhams, where she gained more broad-ranging experience including working on country house sales and sales in New York as well as the furniture and chattels that are part of life in an auction room. She has been centrally involved in most of the major valuations undertaken by Art & Antiques Appraisals in the last eight years.
Charlotte Difazio entered the fine art auction and valuation world at the age of nineteen, studying with the Incorporated Society of Valuers & Auctioneers, and took her first sale from the rostrum at the tender age of twenty-two - back in the early 1990s. Since then her career has included several years in marketing, as well as establishing a successful events production business with her husband and raising a family too. She has been a keen follower of the art market throughout this time and is delighted to be back in the profession she enjoys so much. Bath based, Charlotte attends many of the major art fairs and London sales, and is involved in most of the larger valuations undertaken by Art & Antiques Appraisals.