There are a number of easy-to-use ways to receive a valuation.
Should you wish to offer items for sale by auction with Sworders, whether a single item or an entire house contents, we recommend that we first provide an auction valuation. These are free of charge with no obligation to consign.
Our offices are open on an appointment-only basis to provide free, no-obligation valuations. If you would like an item valued, please click here to book an appointment.
Our easy to use valuation form allows you to get request an auction estimate from the comfort of your own home. Please click here.
If you would like us to conduct a valuation via email, please send a description of the item, or collection, with image(s), to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the more information you can provide, the more accurate our valuation will be. Once we have received your email, one of our specialists will be in touch.
Our team of valuers and specialists are available to offer free, professional advice at our Stansted Mountfitchet Auction Rooms, Hertford Office and London Gallery as well as other locations around the country. See our Valuation Day Calendar for more details.
If you have too many items to bring in to us, or if they are too large, fragile or valuable, we may be able to arrange for one of our valuers to visit you free of charge, to provide informal, verbal identification, valuation and sales advice. Contact email@example.com to arrange.
We will charge you a commission on the sale of the Goods calculated as a percentage of the Hammer Price at 17.5% plus VAT, except for Fine Wines and Spirits which will be 12% plus VAT on the first £250 and 8% plus VAT thereafter, unless we agree with you otherwise. There is a minimum commission charge of £7.50 plus VAT per lot.
We reserve the right to photograph all lots for use in cataloguing and marketing unless you specifically request us not to and charge a small fee for this service. The charge will vary in specialist auctions, depending upon the size of the catalogue illustration. A charge of £5 plus VAT per lot will be made on lots entered into the Homes and Interiors auctions.
All items are covered by Sworders comprehensive insurance policy whilst on our premises, at mid auction estimate. There is no additional charge for this service.
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Sworders are extremely privileged to announce the sale of the contents of the West London flat of Maurice Turpin (1928-2005) in a single-owner sale on 25 January 2024.
24 November 2023
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23 November 2023
Explore Colne Priory's rich history tracing back to the 12th century. With over seven centuries past, the manor is a fine example of carefully co-ordinating grand and recognisable architectural styles with elegant interiors, seamlessly combining historic allure and contemporary style. Sworders are extremely pleased to present this notable collection.
21 November 2023
The estate of Middleton Hall has passed through generation after generation, nestled in the charming Suffolk countryside and can boast over seven hundred years of historical significance. A little slice of Middleton Hall’s wonderful history has now come to us at Sworders, with lots being offered in Fine Interiors, Homes and Interiors, and Old Master, British and European Art Sales.
17 November 2023
Discover a world of revived elegance in the upcoming December 1-10 timed auction, showcasing over 50 lots featured on Salvage Hunters: The Restorers. From Irish Art Deco cinema lights to a Festival of Light peacock head, these lovingly rescued and sustainable pieces offer a unique blend of history and style.
13 November 2023
Discover the opulence of a rare Chinese 'dragon' box, carved from prized zitan wood, which achieved a staggering £143,000 in our November Asian Art sale.
13 November 2023
Google Lens, the ultimate way to search what you see, has teamed up with antiques expert Mark-Francis Vandelli to create the Google Lens Edit and help Brits across the country find hidden treasures in their homes, local second-hand shops, flea markets and car boot sales, with all proceeds from the edit going to Choose Love.
30 October 2023
Specialist Otto Billstrom speaks to us about Bertil Vallien, a renowned artist in contemporary art glass, who has harnessed the ancient art of sand-casting glass to create a unique and distinctive body of work. In our upcoming October 31st sale, six distinctive idols, crafted using this technique, will be offered.
27 October 2023
Sworders’ Fine Interiors department are fortunate to present a selection of lots from the collection of Roger and Jill Hadlee in our 12-13 December auction, photographed in-situ at their beautiful former home, Coggeshall Abbey, in Essex.
27 October 2023
The 24th October Homes & Interior sale offers a wide range of stamp boxes, incorporating example in all mediums, in this article we touch on three of our favourite areas – Tartan Ware, Tunbridge Ware and Tiffany & Co.
19 October 2023
Sworders are delighted to be offering a private collection of Gnomeman furniture as part of our 31st of October Design Sale, acquired by the parents of the vendor directly from the artist’s studio outside Littlebeck in Yorkshire where they travelled regularly to make new purchases throughout the 1950s.
17 October 2023
Step into the world of artistic collaboration as we explore 'The Judgement of Paris,' a bronze masterpiece born from the creative synergy of Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Richard Guino. This exceptional relief unveils the timeless allure of myth and the legacy of two great artists.
12 October 2023