Furniture Valuations

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.

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Telephone: 01273 838348
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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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    #castellani #caetani #byzantinerevival #giuliano #antiquejewellery #antiquejewelry #probatevaluations #nicholasmuston #antiquevaluations
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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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#louisvuitton #luxuryluggage #vuitton #vuittontrunk #louisvuittontrunk #wardrobetrunk #ageofelegance #1920s #1930s #nicholasmuston #antiquevaluations

    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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    #louisvuitton #luxuryluggage #vuitton #vuittontrunk #louisvuittontrunk #wardrobetrunk #ageofelegance #1920s #1930s #nicholasmuston #antiquevaluations
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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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    #20thcenturyart #20thcenturybritishart #oilpainting #londonartist #royalcollegeofart #hornseycollegeofart #postwarart #probatevaluations #nicholasmuston #antiquevaluations
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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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