Our Valuations Service
As well as free verbal valuations on items for possible sale, JS Fine Art provides a comprehensive and efficient valuation service, using a range of general and specialist valuers and consultants.We provide tailor made valuations for probate and insurance, ranging from a single item to specialist collections or house contents.
We have extensive experience in dealing with solicitors, private clients, executors and insurance companies and are dedicated to providing a professional, efficient and confidential service.
We have a competitive fee structure, charged at an hourly rate and our Conditions of Sale if you decide to sell your items with us are very competitive too.
All our valuations are bound and can be illustrated if required. They can also be produced in digital format.
We also provide a full house clearance service: all saleable items are entered in to the appropriate auction, whether it be specialist Fine Art & Antiques or the fortnightly general auctions of Antique and Later Furniture and Effects. All unsaleable items are cleared and disposed of through appropriate waste and recycling centres.
We are based in large auction rooms just outside Banbury in Oxfordshire, and our valuers cover a wide territory which includes Oxfordshire, surrounding counties, London and the Thames Valley. If you live even further afield, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.
(The Request a Valuation link will launch a pre-populated email. It is helpful if we can have some reasonable images, any provenence and other information you may have. If we think you need to come into see us or we need to visit you, we will let you know.)
We hold regular monthly Valuation Days around the country. If you can't get into see us easily, why not bring your items to one of our events for a Free Valuation.
Partner/ Professional Services
We provide a range of services to legal firms, insurance companies and other organisations and have experience working in sensitive situations. Please see Professional Services for more information.
You Just Never Know...
“A widower who discovered his art-lover’s wife’s print was a lost masterpiece by famous artist Eric Ravilious has seen it sell at auction for a record £312,700.
The piece entitled ‘Bathing Machine, Aldeburgh’ was hung on the wall of the couple’s home after they picked it up in a probate sale last year.
Following his wife’s sudden death earlier this year, her husband, who wished to remain anonymous took it to JS Auctions in Bodicote where it was viewed and valued by arts expert Sarah Lewis.
The pensioner, aged in his 70s, was pleased to find the painting’s pre-sale estimate was £40,000 to £60,000 before being brought for a London-based buyer at an auction of September 27 – a record for a Ravilious piece.
Joe Smith of JS Auctions said: “He pretty much sold all the contents of his bungalow and had a few pictures as his wife was an art collector, and Sarah spotted the picture straight away.”
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JS Fine Art Ltd
Cotefield Auction Rooms
Banbury Advice Centre
7 Church Lane
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