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Valuations

The Pedestal offers free and confidential valuations for items you may wish to consider for consignment to us either at auction or for sale on our online selling platform.

Our specialists provide advice on the best route to market as well as the ideal timing.

Please fill in this online form here and upload your images and we will be in touch with you shortly after we receive your request.

We are available to meet you in your home, office or at your bank. Valuations are also available at our London office: 55 Prince’s Gate, Exhibition Road, SW7 2PG, by appointment.

We also offer valuations in other categories.

Our fees can be discussed and agreed in advance.

Insurance Valuations

It is important to have an up-to-date valaution of your personal property and valuables to make sure that in the unfortunate event of a claim you have been paying the right level of premium for the appropriate pay out.

The Pedestal provides valuations covering fine art, antiques and other items so all your personal property is fully covered.

Valuations for Probate and Inheritance Tax

Executors and solicitors acting on behalf of a deceased estate are invariably required to commission an independent ‘probate valuation’ of art, antiques and other personal effects in order to assess Inheritance Tax (IHT) liability with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

The Pedestal can carry out probate valuations of chattels, in accordance with Section 160 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984, and deals directly with executors to help arrange a probate valuation of the deceased’s estate. Our estate valuations for Inheritance Tax assessment list art, antiques, jewellery and general house contents with all work being compiled by a RICS qualified art and antiques valuer.

We have access to a specialist team of valuers handling probate valuations of chattels for the assessment of inheritance tax liability. All IHT valuations (Estate Valuation Reports) are HMRC compliant and our probate valuations are prepared by a specialist probate valuer.

We would be happy to discuss all stages of the probate valuation process with you.

Valuation for Family and Matrimonial Division

We provide valuations of art, antiques, jewellery and other possessions for the purposes of family and matrimonial division.

Our valuation experts offer a discreet and professional service and can supply a range of figures or an agreed value as appropriate.

Usually joint instruction is received from solicitors and valuations can be provided to meet all requirements.

To discuss your requirements please call us on: +44 (0)207 281 2790 or email: info@thepedestal.com.