Valuations are undertaken by our experienced team of specialists and we aim to provide a timely and effective service, competitive in both cost and speed of delivery. We specialise in the valuation of fine art, antiques, valuables and collections and can assist with all related services, including negotiation, storage, transport and sales.
We regularly review our services, taking into account legal and regulatory changes, information technology and other circumstances which might affect the form and contents of valuations. The Firm is represented on HMRC’s Chattels Valuation Fiscal Forum, the committee of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers (SOFAA) and other professional bodies. Our participation in the international art market provides us with an extensive knowledge of current market trends and prices which inform our valuations.
Valuations and advice can be provided in a variety of formats and for a number of purposes, including:
• INHERITANCE TAX
• TAX PLANNING & WEALTH PRESERVATION
• TRUSTS & PHILANTHROPIC PURPOSES
• GIFT & RENTAL
• OFFERS IN LIEU & EXEMPTIONS
• FAMILY DIVISION
• PRIVATE TREATY SALES
• CURRENT AUCTION ESTIMATES
Lyon & Turnbull has been in the business of valuing fine art and antiques since 1826 and ranks as one of the UK’s oldest and largest auction houses. Our offices and auctions in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow enable us to offer a natiowide service to our clients. International business is supported through our partnership with Freeman’s of Philadelphia, America’s oldest auction house, and our Hong Kong subsidiary company.
We have a long-established reputation for working sympathetically with our clients and achieving outstanding financial results on their behalf. The firm has emerged as a market leader in the presentation and sale of the contents of country houses and of private collections.
Lyon & Turnbull sponsors both national and international charities, museums and institutions. We provide our clients with regular information about both the domestic and the international art market via our magazine International View, talks and lectures, newsletters and brochures.
If you would like an item valued for sale at auction please use our free auction estimate service
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