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 now 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.
This service enables you, via a smart phone or tablet, to show us around an entire property, a collection or single item and enables our valuer to ask questions and highlight specific items. To learn more about this service or to arrange a virtual valuation, 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 is once again proud to be sponsoring an evening of musical entertainment in a beautiful garden setting in Much Hadham.
Highlighted amongst the lots in our July Design sale are drawings by George Daniels (1854-1940) - perhaps the most accomplished British stained glass designer working in the late Gothic and early Renaissance idiom from the 1890s until the Second World War - including designs for an impressive five-light window in the north aisle of Manchester Cathedral and extant stained glass windows in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk churches.
Sworders are delighted to be hosting a timed auction of objects, events, and experiences on behalf of Beds & Herts Historic Churches Trust to aid the charity's fundraising for the restoration and repair of churches and chapels in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and parts of Barnet.
Great prices were achieved in the fourth installment of our annual Sporting Art Wildlife and Dogs sales on Wednesday 2 June. Strong bidding was seen across all sections of the sale and topped by two large unframed canvases of the hunt ‘in full cry’ by John Nost Sartorius (1759-1828).
Bought from an antiques dealer several years previously, the present owners of this painting wanted to know more about their dog. They took him along to a BBC Antiques Roadshow in July 2014 where it was instantly recognised as a copy of the dog in Hogarth’s “Manifesto” self-portrait painted in 1745.
Our June Fine Interiors auction features over 750 lots of furniture, works of art, paintings and silver, with a good showing of English and Continental furniture and decorative arts from the 17th to the 20th centuries to suit a variety of tastes and styles. Leading the sale are the selected contents from three impressive private properties.
With the inclusion of two fine examples of embroidered samplers in our auction of Fine Interiors on the 29 and 30 June, we take a look into the world of domestic crafts, and how they have influenced the work of the modern and contemporary artist of today.
Our auction of Sporting Art, Wildlife and Dogs on Wednesday 2 June offers a number of captivating works by Irish artist Peter Deighan who is widely considered as one of the country’s finest Portrait and Sporting Painters.
The sale of The Sally Hunter and Ian Posgate Collection concluded on Tuesday evening after over 10 hours of selling with extraordinary interest across the board achieving a 95% sold rate, taking the sale total to £737,830 including premium (£200,000 over the top estimate).
Sworders are proud to be sponsoring ‘Lithographic Fever’ at The Fry Art Gallery from 29 May - 31 October. The exhibition wonderfully illustrates Britain’s mid-century print boom and how colour lithography came into fashion.
Otto Billström joined our Design Department in January this year and believes his Scandinavian heritage aided his appreciation of 20th century design. Let's find out more about him...
Lot 190 in our auction of Asian Art on Friday 14 May is a rare collection of Chinese rank badges from the Yuan Shikai period (late 1915 to early 1916).