Probate Valuations Sussex

Are you looking for a probate valuation, insurance valuation or jewellery valuation in Sussex?

We provide valuations throughout the county of Sussex including the towns of Brighton, Hove, Uckfield and Worthing. We value antiques, artwork and paintings, jewellery, silver and gold, watches and clocks, porcelain and collectors items including classic cars, coins, medals, militaria and stamps and also carry out probate valuations.

Clients from all walks of life are drawn to us by our excellent reputation, superlative customer service and decades of experience. We provide confidential probate valuation and jewellery valuation services to our clients in Sussex. We remain sensitive at all times to your particular situation and ensure that our service is tailored to your specific needs- after all, every client is different.

If you require a jewellery valuation in Sussex, we can visit your home to conduct this. Following the valuation, we are able to broker sales direct to a jewellery collector or dealer, or we can sell via the most suitable auction room available. But whichever route to market we take, our goal is to achieve the best possible price for your jewellery.

Nicholas Muston is an independent firm, which means we have the freedom to recommend the best place to sell to maximise the price of your items. This depends on the items involved, 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 you, as our fee is covered by the auction house via an introductory commission.

We have an extensive network of contacts to ensure that your items are made known to the right buyers at the right time. This is important as it means they stand every chance of attracting the highest possible prices.

We undertake probate valuations in Brighton, Hove, Haywards Heath, Uckfield, Worthing, Eastbourne and many other towns in Sussex. We also provide much sought after advice to executors and trustees in regards to valuations of chattels for Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax, the Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) scheme and Conditional Exemption.

Any valuations we make are fully compliant with HMRC, and are undertaken with sensitivity and discretion at all times by a RICS qualified art and antiques valuer. Our valuations of jewellery, antiques and chattels are done in accordance with Section 160 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984.

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. If need be, we can also deal with any house clearance, and ensure that the property is left broom clean.

Our probate valuation services are recommended by solicitors, accountants, insurance companies and many other relevant professionals due to our decades of experience, relevant accreditations and consistently excellent reputation. We are also involved with high net worth insurers- Dual, Hiscox, AIG and Axa are just some of the big names we deal with.

Kind comments and feedback have come our way from many clients in Sussex. You can view some testimonials here: https://antiquevaluations.co.uk/testimonials/

If you live in Sussex and need our help with a probate valuation, insurance valuation or jewellery valuation, please contact us and we’ll happily discuss your situation and go through 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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