Art & Antiques Appraisals is an independent art advisory and valuation business working with expertise from the museum, gallery, auction and academic worlds.

A large proportion of our clients are in London, although we have important clients throughout Britain and increasingly work in Europe, the United States, Asia and Australasia.

Our clients range from major institutions, museums, corporations, local authorities and historic house owners to private collectors, their trusts, executors and advisers.

We advise on sale and acquisition, negotiate private treaty sales, advise on auction consignment and purchases and undertake valuations across a wide range of disciplines for single objects or large collections.

We are widely recommended by the major specialist insurance brokers and underwriters.

We receive instructions from The Royal College of Art, The British Museum, English Heritage, The Church of England, The Supreme Court, independent and local authority museums as well as many important private collectors and have undertaken valuations at National Trust Houses. Our valuations are widely accepted by grant giving and similar bodies such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Art Fund, The V&A Purchase Grant Fund, The Garfield Weston Foundation and the Government Indemnity Scheme.

Whether you live in a cottage or a castle our aim is to give you confidential, sensible impartial advice, based on know-how and experience.


Art & Antiques Appraisals creates bespoke teams of specialist valuers for all your valuation requirements and advises on the sale and acquisition of art and antiques.

We undertake valuations in the following categories:

Asset Inventories & Valuations for corporations and local authorities.

Government Indemnity Valuations for inward and outward museum loans.

Insolvency Valuations & Reports for insolvency practitioners.

Insurance Valuations for museums, livery companies, local authority and independent museums, historic house and private collections.

Market Valuations for private and public collections.

Market Valuations for Family Division we are always pleased to accept joint instructions in dispute resolution cases.

Market Valuations for Tax Planning inheritance tax, acceptance in lieu and capital gains tax purposes.

Probate Valuations on instructions from executors and their professional advisers.

Post-loss Valuations and Salvage Appraisals for the insured party, for loss adjusters and underwriters, we are always pleased to accept joint instructions in dispute resolution cases.

Contact us to discuss your requirements, we are pleased to give you estimates of potential costs or quotations and discuss our modus operandi.