Here at Sworders we are happy to offer a free online valuation service.
Please include at least one photograph of the whole object, as well as some detailed shots to show important details such as signatures and maker’s marks.
Useful information to know includes the artist or maker’s name, the title of the artwork, the medium if known, measurements, documentation or paperwork, exhibition, or valuation history, and where you acquired the piece from.
Fill out the online valuation form with your contact details so that one of our specialists can reply with your auction estimate. The more information you can provide, the more accurate our valuation will be.
If you have several items you would like valued, please submit what you believe to be the most valuable and then give a few details about your other items.
If you would like to request a valuation by email, discuss a larger collection or house visit, please send a description of the item/collection, with image(s), to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.