Our Online Valuation Guide

Our Online Valuation Guide

27/04/2020     auction

 
Is this the right time to sell?

Absolutely. Whatever your reasons for selling at this time, we can assure you that now is a very good time to sell.

We are seeing a large increase in traffic to our website, with sales achieving even higher results than before. In the last month, sold rates have exceeded 80%,  with one sale reaching 97% which proves how robust and buoyant the market is at present.

Our recent Islamic and Indian Art sale proved so popular it ran into the evening due to the sheer volume and enthusiasm of online bidding, with many items far exceeding their pre sale estimates.  

Here are some of the fantastic results we’ve seen in recent sales during the UK’s lockdown:

 

  •  Pink roses by Mary Fedden RA (1915-2012), sold for £18,750. Modern British & Post War Art on 22 April. 
  • A wooden Indo-Portuguese tortoiseshell and ivory-inlaid cabinet,Gujarat, North-Western India, 17th century, sold for £9,375. Islamic & Indian Art on 22 April. 
  • A Portrait miniature of William Holman Hunt O.M. by Edward Robert Hughes (1827-1910), sold for £7,500. Fine Portrait Miniatures including the Comerford Collection on 25 March.

 

 
What valuation services do you currently offer? 

Valuations are core to our business and we are actively looking for consignments for all our future sales, including our popular monthly Interiors, Homes & Antique sales, with jewellery and watches a particularly sought after area.

Online Valuation 

For smaller items, it is easiest to submit an initial enquiry through the Online Valuation Form with images, a short description and measurements. Remember to photograph any markings on your object such as a signature or factory mark, and if you have any provenance please include this with the description. For silver, watches and jewellery, photos of hallmarks and any additional paperwork, box etc is incredibly useful and could enhance your item’s value.

Virtual Valuations

If you have a larger collection or house contents, we are able to offer a ‘virtual valuation’ via Whatsapp, Facetime or Zoom by contacting us directly on valuations@chiswickauctions.co.uk to book an appointment. 

On-site Valuations of Empty Properties 

In certain circumstances, for example probate valuations or a house clearance, we are able to carry out on-site valuations if the property is empty and the keyholder can allow access, whilst adhering to current social distancing regulations.

For the consignment of larger items, such as a clearance due to a probate situation or property sale, we have established a contactless delivery service with one of our partner shippers. For more details on how this works, please contact liz.winnicott@chiswickauctions.co.uk

Submit an Online Valuation Form



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