Probate Valuations Brighton and Hove

Welcome to Nicholas Muston. We are an independent firm of professionally RICS qualified and accredited valuers based near to Brighton in East Sussex and specialising in probate valuations and jewellery valuations in Brighton and Hove.

Our team of valuers provide a range of valuation services across all areas of the art and antique market throughout the the Brighton area. Antique furniture, artwork, jewellery, silver, watches and clocks, porcelain and collectors items including coins, medals, stamps and books are just some of the many items we are asked to provide valuations for.

Our team are vastly experienced and provide a fully confidential service, always remaining sensitive to the situations of our clients in Brighton, whatever they may be.

If you live in the Brighton area or any of the nearby towns such as Lewes, Worthing and Eastbourne, and have need of an expert valuation, we are ready to assist you. For jewellery valuations, we are able to undertake home visits in Brighton, and can broker a sale direct to a jewellery collector, dealer or via the most suitable auction room to achieve the highest price for your jewellery on your behalf.

We also regularly undertake probate valuations in Brighton and Hove, for solicitors, executors and beneficiaries. Our valuations of jewellery, antiques and chattels are done in accordance with Section 160 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984. The work is also fully compliant with HMRC and is undertaken sensitively and discreetly at all times, by a RICS accredited art and antiques valuer.

We are also able to provide expert advice to executors and trustees regarding valuations of chattels for Capital Gains Tax, the Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) scheme and Conditional Exemption.

Following grant of probate, we can arrange for the sale of some or all of the contents of a property either via auction or a private sale.

Our extensive network of contacts, both nationally and internationally, will ensure that your items are exposed to the right buyers to achieve the very highest prices.

We are regularly recommended and instructed by solicitors, accountants and insurance companies due to our professional accreditations and excellent reputation. We have extensive involvement with high net worth insurers such as Dual, Hiscox, AIG, Axa and others.

We have many testimonials and recommendations from clients of all sorts, and you can view some details of a few of these here: https://antiquevaluations.co.uk/testimonials/

So, if you’re based in Brighton or Hove and need our help with a probate valuation, jewellery valuation or any other related business, please do get in touch. We’ll be happy to discuss your requirements.

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I discovered this pair of Castellani bracelets on a routine probate valuation in Hove, amongst a group of costume jewellery. The family had no idea what they were or where they had come from.
Fortunately I knew exactly what they were and entered them into a Bonhams auction where they sold today for £30,000 plus buyer’s premium.
Made circa 1865 in a Byzantine style they are set with sugarloaf and cabochon sapphires and each is marked on the reverse with the interlocking CC mark.
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I discovered this pair of Castellani bracelets on a routine probate valuation in Hove, amongst a group of costume jewellery. The family had no idea what they were or where they had come from.

Fortunately I knew exactly what they were and entered them into a Bonhams auction where they sold today for £30,000 plus buyer’s premium.

Made circa 1865 in a Byzantine style they are set with sugarloaf and cabochon sapphires and each is marked on the reverse with the interlocking CC mark.

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Another Louis Vuitton trunk sold on behalf of a client to a private collector. This time a wardrobe trunk complete with drawers and hanging rail. A few condition issues but it is going to be sent to France for a first class sympathetic restoration. No more than it deserves.
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Another Louis Vuitton trunk sold on behalf of a client to a private collector. This time a wardrobe trunk complete with drawers and hanging rail. A few condition issues but it is going to be sent to France for a first class sympathetic restoration. No more than it deserves.
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My birthday girl. ❤️

My birthday girl. ❤️ ...

Alfred Daniels, 1966. London street view near Charing Cross; oil on canvas; signed and dated; 70cm x 90cm.
A great looking painting in lovely original condition that I saw on a probate valuation this afternoon.
Daniel’s was once described as a “Lowry for Londoners”. Born in Bow in the east end of London he studied at the Royal College of Art. In the 1960s he taught at Hornsey College of Art.
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Alfred Daniels, 1966. London street view near Charing Cross; oil on canvas; signed and dated; 70cm x 90cm.
A great looking painting in lovely original condition that I saw on a probate valuation this afternoon.

Daniel’s was once described as a “Lowry for Londoners”. Born in Bow in the east end of London he studied at the Royal College of Art. In the 1960s he taught at Hornsey College of Art.
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I always enjoy walking in London because you never know what architectural gems are just around the next corner. This is the Royal Arcade in Albermarle Street which was built in 1879 and is opposite Brown’s the oldest hotel in London.

I always enjoy walking in London because you never know what architectural gems are just around the next corner. This is the Royal Arcade in Albermarle Street which was built in 1879 and is opposite Brown’s the oldest hotel in London. ...

Just had a fabulous afternoon tea at the Savoy and this beauty was parked outside.
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Just had a fabulous afternoon tea at the Savoy and this beauty was parked outside.
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#lamborghini #goodwood #goodwoodrevival #classiccar #rogermoore #simontemplar #thesaint #classiccars #sportscar #sportcars #italianstyling #italianflair #earlscourt #genevamotorshow #sussex #iconic #iconiccars #motorracing #modernclassic #nicholasmuston #antiquevaluation #supercar #supercars
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