Private Client Valuations


Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers is a leading authority in art valuations, offering expert services tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clients.

Whether preserving family legacies, safeguarding assets, or bringing exceptional collections to the open market, we provide a level of service that reflects our wealth of experience, commitment to accuracy and dedication to client satisfaction.

  Learn more about our range of services below.

Inheritance Tax Valuations

Inheritance Tax Valuations (Probate)


We understand the emotional challenges of estate settlement. Our dedicated team supports individuals, executors, lawyers, agents, and trust companies through every step of family probate.

We offer precise asset valuation for HMRC compliance under section 160 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984.






Insurance Valuations


The market value of unique items can change rapidly due to factors like fashion and condition. A regularly reviewed valuation not only helps in adjusting insurance premiums but also expedites claim settlements, providing peace of mind.



Private & Corporate Collections

Private & Corporate Collections


Sworders have a nationwide reputation for conducting successful auctions of substantial and important collections. This reputation rests on professionalism, integrity, and a steadfast dedication to exceptional results.

We take the time to understand the narrative and origin of a collection, conveying it thoughtfully and individually to a worldwide audience.

We prioritise client needs and craft a bespoke service tailored to each individual, ensuring a seamless, first-rate experience every step of the way.




Why Choose Sworders?




Established in 1782, Sworders is a renowned leader in the auction and art world, with a seasoned team of experts.




Members of The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers, we hold a longstanding reputation for expertise, integrity, and a proven track record in accurate, reliable assessments of valuable assets.




Our bespoke service provides clear communication throughout the entire process and there are no hidden fees.


Speak to the team


Please contact our Private Client Valuations Department to discuss your needs. We are here to help.

01279 817778 |





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Heritage and History | The Price of Provenance

In the captivating world of art and antiques, each item carries with it a unique story that transcends time and space. Provenance, the documented history of ownership and origin, is crucial for validating authenticity and value. As art and antiques move through auction houses, collectors, and admirers, provenance becomes increasingly essential, serving as a guiding beacon through history.


Thinking of Selling?


Should you wish to sell with Sworders, whether a single item or an entire house contents, the first step is to receive an auction estimate. 

These are free of charge with no obligation to consign.