As specialist valuers of art, antiques, we are often engaged to help in times of need. Whether you represent a deceased estate, are planning for the inevitable, or require an independent record of a collection and its value, we will be able to help you.
Our valuers are experienced and understand the need for privacy and the confusion caused in difficult times.
Warning: Some people think it best to sell through an auction to allow family members to purchase at open market (fair value). This may work for lower-valued objects; however, the family member buying at auction will pay buyers and sellers commissions ranging between 25-40% + taxes.
Some of the most challenging times in one's life is when loved ones pass away or the chaos and disorder of marital separation. Discretion, caring and respect for privacy are all things necessary to our business.
Our consultants can visit homes or storage units, talk about value and provide multiple options to liquidate. Specifically, Fine Antiques can manage the entire process from appraisal, transportation and sale of the estate through multiple independent avenues maximising return.
Dr Gordon Goodwin
27 June 2017
by appointment only
Papanui, Christchurch 8052