The first step to selling your item at one of our auctions is to receive a free valuation from one of our specialists. Once you have received your estimate, and if you are happy with it, our staff will help you to consign your item to the next appropriate auction.
The easiest way to receive your estimate is to use our online valuation form here by providing photographs and as much detail as possible.
Alternatively, you can post smaller items to us, via Special Delivery to:
Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers
Essex, CM24 8GE
Make sure you include contact details and any special notes about the item.
Our specialists value all major categories of fine and decorative art, antiques and collectables. For full details of the categories we value and sell, please see the Departments listed on our website here.
We suggest that you submit a small sample of the collection through our online valuation portal and mention that these are part of a larger collection. One of our specialists will be in touch with the next steps. If you are looking to clear house contents, please contact us and we can arrange for one of our valuers to visit your home.
All our estimates are complimentary. If your item is below our minimum sale threshold, we will endeavour to still give you some indication of its value and suggest an alternative selling platform.
Yes, requesting an estimate is only the first step in selling your item. Submitting an online valuation is no obligation and we will discuss our recommended sale estimates and reserves with you ahead of any consignment.
One of our specialists should be in contact with you within five business days, usually by email. Sometimes, items require further time for additional research or consultation, in which case you will be notified of your submission’s status.
All valuations are preliminary open-market estimates and subject to change based on first-hand inspection, further research, and fluctuations in the art market. These are not formal documents and as such cannot be used for official purposes such as for insurance or tax.
There is no need to make any changes to your item for a sale estimate.
We recommend submitting valuations through the online portal in the first instance to ensure your request is dealt with in a timely manner and seen by the correct valuer. However, if you would like to talk to one of our team regarding a general sale enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.