Mitchells offer a full range of valuation services both informal verbal and formal written valuations. All such valuations are a core part of our business and are conducted by an experienced member of staff.
If your aim is to sell an item or collection by auction then we can provide free valuations for most items. We can provide verbal auction estimates if an item is brought to the Saleroom. Alternatively, email us a photograph of an article and we will respond quickly. If you have a number of items or a full house contents then we can visit you in the convenience of your own home or at the premises concerned.
We are able to provide valuations to assist in the division of chattels on an equitable basis between family members.
We recognise the complexities that can exist for Trustees and Executors when administering an estate and our experience allows us to complement and assist the work of an Executor . We provide a prompt , professional and confidential service and can arrange for valuation , storage and sale of single items or the clearance of complete house contents.
The key points of our service are:
Written Insurance valuations can vary from single items or collections to household contents. Over time the value of antiques or collectables in general can fluctuate dramatically. Many fine art and chattel insurers now require an up to date valuation of house contents. It is advisable for clients to have an itemised valuation to ensure the correct compensation is received in the unfortunate event of a claim.
Such a valuation can help avoid the stress and upset caused by disputes with loss adjusters. A regularly reviewed valuation may help reduce insurance premiums and facilitate the speedy settlement of a claim. Mitchells recommends that insurance valuations are updated every eight years or so due to changing market prices.