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Valuations

Please do contact me on crispian@riley-smith.com or +44 [0] 1729 830 734 or + 44 [0] 7771 552509 should you require a valuation. I can either work from a photograph which you can e-mail to me, or I can arrange a personal visit.  I have extensive experience in working in this specialised field, for both museums and private individuals, and can provide you with references of many of the Institutions I have worked for. This field requires extensive market experience, which I have both working in the trade and for auction houses. I currently work as a valuer for Bonhams auctioneers both in the UK and USA.

In your valuation you will receive a current market valuation, a photograph of your picture, and the knowledge that I have consulted colleagues or relevant experts where approriate.

These are the following areas in which I have extensive market experience and am happy to assist you with your requirements.

Canadian Cultural Heritage

Canadian Cultural Heritage

The requirements for a donation to a museum in Canada are very specific and this is an area I have extensive experience in, in particular over the last 15 years I have been involved in valuing some of the significant collections of drawings that have been donated to Canadian Museums.

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UK Insurance Valuations

UK Insurance Valuations

Insurance valuations are required for most objects, whether it be a painting, drawing, sculpture, furniture, book or other 'chattel'. This is usually required by most insurance companies, and they require a professional valuation. This is something I do on a regular, if not daily basis.

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Probate and family division

Probate and family division

This is a requirement for all estates.

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Inventory of collections

Inventory of collections

What do you have in your collection? This is often a question a client asks me.

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Current Market Valuations

Current Market Valuations

The current market value of an object is different from an insurance valuation. Usually the percentage difference is quite significant. When you are trying to sell an object there are a multitude of market factors to consider.

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