Selling With Sworders

Selling with Sworders

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.

 


 

VISIT US

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. 

 


 

ONLINE VALUATION FORM

Our easy to use valuation form allows you to get request an auction estimate from the comfort of your own home. Please click here.

 


 

VIRTUAL VALUATION SERVICE

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. 

 


 

BY EMAIL

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 auctions@sworder.co.uk. 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.

 


 

VALUATION DAYS

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. 

 


 

HOME VISITS

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 auctions@sworder.co.uk to arrange. 

 


 

COMMISSION AND CHARGES

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. 

 

CONTACT US

Stansted Mountfitchet Auction Rooms

auctions@sworder.co.uk

01279 817778

Hertford Office

hertford@sworder.co.uk

01992 583 508

London Gallery

london@sworder.co.uk

0203 971 2500

 

Upcoming Auctions

Homes and Interiors - Online
Homes and Interiors - Online
Tue, 8th Feb 2022 10:00
Last consignment: Mon, 31st Jan 2022
Jewellery
Jewellery
Wed, 9th Feb 2022 10:00
Last consignment: Fri, 21st Jan 2022

Request A Valuation

If you're considering the sale of your items, we are happy to offer a free online valuation service. Please fill out the form and press the 'Submit' button below. Expect to hear from the appropriate valuer as soon as possible.

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10 December 2021

Mark Wilkinson Appointed Head of Sworders London

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The Studio Collection of Robert Johnson Washington to Sell in January

Nestled in a rural idyll of rolling woodland, there is a studio that belonged to Robert Johnson Washington (1913-1997), where the artist and potter lived and worked.  Walking into the studio today, it's almost as if he had just walked out the door, and pots, tools and the detritus of activity is everywhere...

23 November 2021

Rare William De Morgan Stained Glass Panel to Sell in January

Sworders’ Design sale on 25-26 January 2022 includes one of only a handful of stained glass windows designed by William De Morgan (1839-1917). The 67cm wide by 97cm high panel depicting the archangel St Michael slaying a dragon, is expected to bring £80,000-120,000.

17 November 2021

The Art of Glass

Glass from the collection of the late Cambridgeshire antique dealer Peter Crofts (1924-2001) will be sold in our Fine Interiors auction on 14-15 December. The consignment includes exceptional pieces of engraved and enamelled glass ranging from the Georgian period into the post-war era.

16 November 2021

Jewellery from Iconastas - The Renowned London Gallery

Our auction of Fine Jewellery and Watches on Tuesday 30 November includes items of Roman, Byzantine and Russian interest from the residual stock of Iconastas. The Piccadilly Arcade Gallery was established by Chris Martin-Zakheim and John Gaze in 1974, specialising in Russian Icons, works of art, and antiquities, until it closed its doors in 2018, having cemented a reputation as one of the industry’s leading specialists.

11 November 2021

A Cane Gifted by Napoleon Bonaparte?

A jewel encrusted walking stick believed to have been a gift from Napoleon Bonaparte to a trusted general will be sold in our auction of Fine Interiors in December. It forms part of the collection of the late Peter Crofts (1924-2001), a Cambridgeshire antique dealer whose own story was extraordinary.

10 November 2021