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Insurance Valuations

Duke’s are able to provide a comprehensive Insurance valuation service.

Written valuations for insurance purposes can vary from a single item to a large house contents.  Before starting, we will discuss the options available and your requirements, to ensure our valuation is carefully tailored to meet your specific needs. 

Many fine art and chattel insurers have reviewed their risk management strategies and now require an up-to-date valuation of house contents.  In any event, it is advisable for clients with collections of valuable art, jewellery or antiques to have an itemised and bound valuation, to ensure the correct compensation is made in the unfortunate event of a claim.  Such a valuation can help with painful disputes with loss adjusters.

The market price of unique valuables rarely moves in line with inflation.  It can, and does, change dramatically over short periods of time with factors such as fashion and condition having a dramatic effect on price.  A regularly reviewed valuation may help reduce insurance premiums and facilitate the speedy settlement of a claim.

Duke’s offer a bound document, with photographs if appropriate, prepared by an experienced, senior valuer.  We have a broad range of deeply knowledgeable specialists available in order to ensure the highest level of accuracy and service. 

Duke’s valuation service is completely confidential and has a clear and competitive fee structure.

Probate Valuations

We offer a prompt, professional and discreet service to private individuals handling a family probate, professional executors, trust companies and legal representatives. 

We will provide a valuation as required by the Capital Taxes Office detailing the principal items with accompanying digital images if required. 

 Our full professional service includes:

  • A free inspection, or discussion, to assess the need for a formal valuation
  • A detailed inventory and valuation
  • Safe storage of valuables
  • The delivery of bequests
  • The removal of items for sale by auction
  • Complete house clearance if required
  • A competitive and clear fee structure


We also prepare written valuations for

  • Family Division
  • Capital Gains Tax and
  • Private Treaty Sales

 

For further information, please contact the department.


 

Insurance and Probate Specialists

  •  

    Matthew Denney

    Auctioneer and Senior Valuer

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  •  

    Guy Schwinge

    Partner

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Forthcoming Fine Art Sales

22nd February 2018
Spring Fine Art Sale - 22nd and 23rd February 2018

Quarterly Fine Art auctions to include Silver, Jewellery, Paintings, Ceramics, Furniture and Works of Art

(Last date for entries: 12th January)

12th April 2018
Coins, Antiquities and Militaria

(Last date for entries: 2nd March)

View all forthcoming Fine Art Sales

Forthcoming General Sales

30th January 2018
Avenue Auction

20th February 2018
Avenue Auction

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Previous Fine Art Sales

7th December 2017
Jewellery and Silver, Furniture and Works of Art - [7th and 8th December 2017]

Including a private collection of tin plate trains and accessories from a Noble European Family

6th December 2017
Fine Wines

Including the Cellar of the Late Sir Antony Jay

View all previous Fine Art Sales

Previous General Sales

9th January 2018
Avenue Auction

5th December 2017
Avenue Auction

View all previous General Sales

Featured Lots

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    PADRAIG MACMIADHACHAIN (1929-2017) 'Moon Near the Lighthouse

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  • PRINCE PAUL TROUBETZKOY (1866-1938) A woman seated

    PRINCE PAUL TROUBETZKOY (1866-1938) A woman seated

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  • PATEK PHILLIPE: A GENTLEMAN'S 18CT YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH

    PATEK PHILLIPE: A GENTLEMAN'S 18CT YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH

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  • WU GUANZHONG (1919-2010) 'White birches on Mt. Changbai'

    WU GUANZHONG (1919-2010) 'White birches on Mt. Changbai'

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  • ANTON FRUHAUF (1914-1999): A MODERNIST AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND COCKTAIL RING

    ANTON FRUHAUF (1914-1999): A MODERNIST AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND COCKTAIL RING

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  • DAME ELIZABETH FRINK (1930-1993) A green man

    DAME ELIZABETH FRINK (1930-1993) A green man

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Contact Us

Duke's,
Brewery Square,
Dorchester,
Dorset
DT1 1GA
UK

Call: +44 (0) 1305 265 080
Fax: +44 (0) 8707 260 101
E-mail: enquiries@dukes-auctions.com

 

Contact Us

Duke's,
Avenue Auctions,
Weymouth Avenue,
Dorchester
Dorset,
DT1 1QS, UK

Call: +44 (0) 1305 257 544
Fax: +44 (0) 1305 259 953
E-mail: avenue@dukes-auctions.com