Probate Valuations Kent

Nicholas Muston Antique Valuations are an independent firm of professionally RICS qualified valuers serving the County of Kent, including the towns of Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Canterbury and Tonbridge. Our team are experts in probate valuations and jewellery valuations in Kent. We cover a wide range of items for valuation. Examples include antiques, artwork and paintings, jewellery, silver and gold, coins, medals, stamps, Chinese porcelain, collectors items and many more. We carry out valuations in Kent for the purposes of probate, sale or insurance.

Our vast experience and excellent reputation draws many discerning clients to us, and we in turn provide a fully confidential probate valuation and jewellery valuation service to our clients in Kent. Needless to say, we remain sensitive at all times to your particular situation and specific needs.

We can visit your home anywhere in Kent, should you require a valuation of jewellery. We are able to broker a sale direct to a jewellery collector, dealer or via the most suitable auction room available. Our aim is to ensure the best possible price is achieved for your jewellery. As we are a totally independent firm, we have the freedom to recommend the best place to sell to maximise the value. This depends on the items in question and might be via auction or a private sale which can be brokered to a collector, museum or dealer. If auction is agreed as the best route to market then we do not charge, as our fee is covered by the auction house through an introductory commission.

We also regularly undertake probate valuations in Cranbrook, Maidstone, Orpington and many other towns in Kent, 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 valuations are undertaken sensitively and discreetly at all times, by a RICS accredited art and antiques valuer and are also fully compliant with HMRC. We also provide expert advice to executors and trustees in regards to 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. We can also deal with any subsequent house clearance required, and ensure that the property is left broom clean.

Our comprehensive network of contacts in Kent will help to ensure that your items are made known to the right buyers at the right time, the aim being to attract the very highest prices achievable.

We are continually involved with high net worth insurers such as Dual, Hiscox, AIG, Axa and others. Many solicitors, accountants and insurance companies recommend our valuation services due to our professional accreditations, decades of experience and excellent reputation.

Achieving optimal results for our clients is critical to our operation, and we have received glowing feedback and kind comments from many clients in Kent and other areas, over the many years we have been in business. You can view some testimonials here: https://antiquevaluations.co.uk/testimonials/

If you live in Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Canterbury, Tonbridge or any other town in Kent and require our assistance with a probate valuation, insurance valuation, jewellery valuation or any other related business, please do contact us to discuss. We’ll be happy to discuss your requirements and help you wherever possible.

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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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