Contents Insurance Valuers

Professional valuation of art & antiques for all major insurance companies.

Fine Antiques are frequently commissioned to provide written valuation reports for insurance companies and wise customers who wish to ensure their assets are correctly insured.

Canterbury earthquakes created extraordinary demand for home contents valuation. As a Christchurch based company, Fine Antiques have provided 1000's of valuations for EQC and insurance companies without issue and most importantly 100% acceptance.

Antiques Insurance Claims

Insurance claims - full replacement value

Antony Gough

Our valuation methods ensure we report true replacement values of your items.

Our valuing methods will ensure you receive fair compensation to allow purchase of the same or similar item. Where objects are only available Internationally, the additional related costs will be added such as buyers commissions at auction, postage and packaging, importation duties, certification and government taxes.

If your insurance policy only provides indemnity value then it is worth understanding that the rarity and desirability of antiques and works-of-art will effect the difference between indemnity and full replacement value.

Fully refunded valuation fees

Many Insurance companies commission our written valuations on your behalf, however where you approach us you are expected to pay our fees directly and then list the fees on your insurance claim for re-imbusement. If you are unsure, please ask your insurer or insurance broker for peace-of-mind.

EQC contents claims

We are often surprised that there are still Earth Quake related claims. Fine Antiques have been involved with earthquake contents appraisals from the very beginning, and commissioned numerous times to provide second opinions for insurance claims.

We are happy to travel to your place to value items and can provide valuation via email. At times we will require, or if you prefer, the item(s) can be viewed at our Papanui office - please make an appointment.

Antony Gough - Testimonial

To Paul and the team at Fine Antiques,

It is with pleasure that I write this testimonial for you.

Antony Gough engaged the services of Fine Antiques to complete his contents claim following the February 2011 earthquakes. During this time Antony became very involved in the city’s rebuild and his personal earthquake claims were put to the side.

In 2015 it was decided that action should be taken and therefore Antony employed the services of fine antiques so that he could make good use of their expertise and knowledge to value his large antique collection and other curiosities.

Antony was able to trust that Fine Antiques could do the work and provide a well-documented valuation. This meant that when Antony’s claim was lodged it was settled in a matter of weeks.

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. Antony found them incredibly knowledgeable.

Many Thanks

Lisa Williams
PA to Antony Gough

Contact details

by appointment only
28 Apollo Place,
Papanui, Christchurch 8052

Other Services

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


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