Many different factors can affect the value of your furniture, like condition, restoration, age, authenticity, provenance and quality. At Nicholas Muston we can value and help you sell your antique furniture.
High quality, original pieces of furniture can be very desirable. Our valuers can provide specialist antique furniture valuations and advise on the best routes to market.
Furniture valuations provided for sale, probate and insurance purposes by RICS accredited valuers.
The 18th century is considered the pinnacle of English furniture manufacturing and design. Fine pieces from this period by renowned furniture makers like Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Seddon and Gillows are still a great investment.
More standard pieces of Georgian and Victorian furniture, often referred to as “brown” furniture, has seen a fall in value over the last 20 years but there are signs of a gradual recovery in value and popularity.
Pieces designed in the Aesthetic and Arts and Crafts Movements are sought-after especially those that can be directly linked to some of the well-known designers like Webb, Voysey, Mackintosh, and Gimson.
There is continued demand for quality works from the 20th century especially the Art Deco period and increasingly the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, especially Scandinavian and Italian designer furniture.
If you’re thinking about selling your furniture, a valuation from one of our specialists can determine how much it’s likely to sell for at auction or via a private sale.
We undertake valuations throughout the South East of England covering London, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Essex, Berkshire, Hertfordshire and Kent.
Why get a valuation with us?
If you need help with the sale of the contents of a property we can deal with everything on your behalf. This would include an initial probate valuation, if required, taking an inventory of everything worthy of sale through auction, arranging the transportation of bequeathed items nationally or internationally and the subsequent clearance of the property.
As we work on a commission basis it is in our interest to achieve the very best price for our clients through our vast network of private collectors, dealers and auction rooms throughout the country.
If we broker a sale to a collector or dealer then we charge a 10% commission (no vat on top) on the price achieved. If we arrange the sale through an auction room then you are not charged anything extra, by way of commission, by the auctioneers but out of what they earn they pay us an introductory commission.
If you are looking to sell or require a valuation of your furniture, please get in touch for an expert valuation from a RICS accredited valuer.