Art valuation and
appraisers of quality items

Valuers of paintings, sculpture, antiques, collectables and household goods.

Fine Antiques & Art Valuers

Professional Valuation Services

Fine Antiques is a company based in Christchurch, offering personal, commercial and insurance valuation appraisal services throughout New Zealand.

Tailored valuations, meeting your needs

Most valuations are unique, and therefore so to should be the valuer services. We tailor our approach to meet your specific appraisal needs, focusing on making the exercise economical and straightforward.

Valuation throughout New Zealand

Being based in Christchurch does not stop us from supporting our New Zealand customers. We offer an electronic valuation service, and can travel as required.

Fine Antiques often travel to neighbouring areas such as Akaroa, Kaikoura, Ashburton, Timaru, Oamaru, and Dunedin. We also travel to outlying areas and North Island cities (Wellington and Auckland). As an alternative to onsite cataloguing, we can often provide valuation reporting based on photographs and descriptions sent by email.

Insurance, Estate and art valuers

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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.
Antique & Art Valuation

Some items we value

  • fine art, paintings & sculpture
  • antique furniture & furnishings
  • decorative arts & pottery
  • silver, glass & ceramics
  • collectables & household chattels

Valuation reporting

  • insurance valuations
  • sales estimate appraisal
  • deceased estates
  • matrimonial asset division
  • asset catalogue services
  • antiques and art appraisal

Contents Insurance Valuation

You may have experienced loss or wish to ensure adequate insurance cover. Our friendly valuers can travel to your site to perform cataloguing or work from emailed descriptions to provide independent valuation reporting.

Estate Appraisals, Matrimonial Division & Liquidation

You may have the responsibility of managing deceased estate assets or working through a marital division. Both situations are complex 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 the best venues to sell.

Collection Cataloging & Asset Valuation

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

Our professional valuers can travel to your site, catalogue your collection and then research asset value to document historical events or sales.

Papanui, Christchurch 8052
by appointment only

Fine Antiques Valuation

Other Services

  • Collections cataloguing
  • Antiques & art liquidation
  • Pre-purchase inspections
  • Sourcing and purchasing agents


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