Fine Antiques

Art Valuers & Appraisers of Antiques

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Valuation services

Fine Antiques value art, antiques, collectables and other household goods, for purposes ranging from contents insurance, sales estimates, deceased estates, matrimonial division, and asset collection management.

Valuation types :

  • contents replacement insurance
  • sales estimates appraisal
  • deceased estate matters
  • matrimonial separation valuation
  • asset and collection management

Some items we value :

  • art, paintings & sculpture
  • antique furniture & furnishings
  • decorative arts & pottery
  • silver, glass & ceramics
  • collectables & household chattles
Meeting your needs

Valuer services are tailored to meet your needs.
Cataloguing can be performed at your location anywhere in New Zealand, at our office in Papanui Christchurch, or via emailed photograph and description.

Contents Insurance Valuation

Whether you have just experienced damage, a loss, or wish to ensure you have adequate insurance cover, our friendly staff can travel to your site to perform cataloging, or work from emailed description to provide independent valuation reporting.

Estate Appraisals, Matrimonial Division & Liquidation

You may have the responsibility of managing deceased estate assets, or working through a matrimonial division. Both cases are difficult and often require equitable distribution or to maximise sales value.

Fine Antiques valuers are experienced and understand the difficulties you may be going through. We can provide formal valuation reporting, or verbal walk-around appraisals with advice on best venues to sell.

Collection Cataloging & Asset Valuation

Insurance requirements, financial needs, or personal interest may cause you to look for a third party to independantly catalogue and value your collection.

Our professional valuers can travel to your site, record your collection, ultimately provide a digital catalogue with photographs, description and researched asset value supported with reference to relevant historical events and sales.

On-site catalogue

Where you have many items, it is often more useful and efficient to have our staff come to your site and record item details for valuation. Our staff will travel throughout New Zealand.

Valuations by email

To save travel associated costs, or where we are unable to visit to view your items, we can provide valuation reporting via email. All you will need to do is send us photos, measurements and descriptions.

Secure Insurance Archive

Valuations, images, videos and documents

As part of our Insurance Valuation we offer the option to have your valuation reports, associated photos, videos and other supporting documents stored offsite in a secure location.

Antique & Art Valuation

Fine Antiques valuation service

Our valuation appraisals are based on research, ensuring your assets are correctly covered and a true fair value is realised.

Some kind words from customers...

  • Antony Gough

    Mr Antony Gough, Christchurch

    Earthquake Insurance Claim

    I would like to thank Fine Antiques for their professional manner, sound knowledge and attention to detail they went beyond the brief in valuing items even by searching overseas.

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  • Dr. Gordon Goodwin, Marlborough sounds

    Extensive Antiques Collection - Insurance Valuation

    I feel the quality of the service I received was the best I have ever had from a valuer and I am very pleased to provide this recommendation. I would have no hesitation in using their services again in the future ...

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  • Professor of Politics, University of Otago

    Deceased estate liquidation

    Paul Jones and Fine Antiques helped us sell items from my father’s estate. It was a stressful time and Paul could not have been more considerate and highly professional in his assistance to us. I have no hesitation in emphatically recommending Paul and Fine Antiques for their top quality services. Big thanks.

    Bill Harris.

  • Yvonne Cox, Auckland

    Insurance Claim - Entire house contents

    Paul & Bridget changed my whole world. After a long period of battling my insurance company, I approached Fine Antiques and felt immediately relieved. The insurers agreed to use their services as an independant final decision. All I can say is, if you are having difficulty then ring Fine Antiques, you will not regret it.

  • Lynda Stewart, Christchurch

    I have engaged Fine Antiques - Antiques & Estate Valuers for valuing antique dinner sets, water sets and ornaments damaged by two of the Canterbury earthquake events. I have found their service helpful, convenient and prompt to use and this made the contents claims challenges easier to cope with. I am very pleased to recommend their specialist service.

  • Sally Park, Australia

    We first met the Fine Antiques team when having to come to Christchurch after my Aunt's death to tidy up her Estate. We really had no idea what to do or where to start but Fine Antiques gave us amazing guidance on the worth of different objects - many of which we thought were worthless and the best way to sell the items. Without their guidance we probably would have ended up throwing ...
  • MacDonald Paul Gourlie, Dunedin

    It was good meeting you both, thank you for the professional manner in which you approached our family home, I really appreciated that you were able to get on with the work without requiring my input as this left me free to get on with my tasks at hand and honour our memories.
  • State Insurance Contents Valueer

    Jane Workman, State Insurance

    I have used Fine Antiques on two occasions and both times have been impressed with the level of friendly professional service. A lot of effort and detail goes into providing an accurate estimate of items, even down to providing where they can source a replacement if possible. I would highly recommend using Fine Antiques if you are looking for a comprehensive accurate valuation.

  • Southern Response Valuer

    Kirsty Hamilton, Southern Response

    I am responsible for the earthquake related contents claims for Southern Response – the government owned company responsible for handling and settling the earthquake claims of AMI Insurance policyholders. I had heard good reviews from colleagues about Fine Antiques and decided I would make contact as I needed assistance with a claim.

Contact details

by appointment only
Papanui, Christchurch 8052

Other Services

  • Collections Cataloguing
  • Antiques & Art Liquidation
  • Pre-purchase Inspections
  • Sourcing and Purchasing Agents


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