UPDATE WITH REGARDS COVID 19
Taking the Governments advice into consideration, I reluctantly will not be making any home visits to carry out formal insurance, probate or selection for sale visits until we get the all clear and life resumes as normal.
I am still working from home and you can still contact me by phone or email if you have any queries. At this time of self -confinement, many will be tidying cupboards, attics, and spare rooms and if you need a valuation with regards identification or sale value of any antiques you might find, please do send me clear photographs and I will see if I can help. If, however, you are worried about leaving a house empty and need an urgent valuation for probate purposes, I will be willing to carry this out providing the necessary health and safety recommendations are put into practice.
Most salerooms have put their forthcoming sales on hold but a few of the smaller auction houses are trying to see if they can continue by holding sales online through either their own portals or auction sites such as www.the.saleroom.com. If these sales can go ahead, you will be able to view the sale on- line, get detailed condition reports and photographs on request and bid all from the comfort of your self-isolating armchair.
Please do keep safe and healthy and fingers crossed we will come through this very difficult period as quickly as is possible.
My name is Henrietta Graham and I am an independent antiques and fine art consultant and valuer based in the North
East of England.
After fifteen years working for Bonhams Auctioneers as a Representative and general valuer covering the North East and twelve years previously working for Sotheby's, I have set up Henrietta Graham Fine Art and Antiques Consultancy based near Ripon, North Yorkshire.
Whether you are moving house, clearing a deceased estate, downsizing, needing to raise funds or just need advice on insurance, probate or family division, for a minimal fee I am happy to help.
If items are to be sold, I can advise on what, where and how best to sell. I can arrange for the goods to be collected
and taken to the most appropriate saleroom. Should the client wish to remain anonymous, or is unable to oversee the
sale themselves, I can manage it for them. Some antiques achieve better prices if sold in London rather than the provinces.
Some may be more in demand in the South rather than the North (or vice-versa) and others may do better sold privately.
Whatever the reason, I will be able to advise.
If you are looking to buy furniture, ceramics, silver, paintings or any other works of art whether they are antique or modern, I will be happy to source and advise on these as well.
For solicitors, accountants and executors, I offer a swift, independent and professional service from formal probate
valuations to the complete overseeing of property to be cleared.
I don't just handle the best items but will help with the disposal of the lesser items, making sure everything is placed in the correct sale to gain the best price for the client and will monitor and report on the progress throughout.
I hope that I can be of help to you at some stage and please do register your name and address by completing the form on my contact page.