Insurance and Probate Valuations


An introduction to Insurance and Probate Valuations at Duke's Auctions

Duke’s can provide a comprehensive insurance valuation service.

Written valuations for insurance purposes can vary from a single item to the contents of a large house.  Before starting, we will discuss your requirements and the options available 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 a house’s 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 and senior valuer.  We have a broad range of deeply knowledgeable specialists available to ensure the highest level of accuracy and service.

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