Culvertons Antiques

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Antique valuers: a market that often reports the value of a vintage packing crate to be greater than a Georgian cabinet needs careful consideration.

In the 1950's & 60’s antique valuers witnessed dramatic changes in interior design and decorative taste, spurred on by a new generation’s desire for the avant-garde and fashionable. Since antiques, like any other commodity, are only valued highly if there is a demand for them, in that era the value of several categories of antiques did fall dramatically. Whilst today’s market bears similarities to that earlier period it is far more complex, with numerous pieces still in great demand for their ability to sit comfortably in contemporary interiors. Our general valuer is able identify such items to our clients, and when requested will offer guidance over the most cost-effective and profitable route to unlocking their value.

Jonathan – a brief resumé

Jonathan Roberts oversees the day-to-day running of Culvertons and is the fine furniture specialist and general valuer for the Company. Jonathan has nearly 25 years' experience within the antique and fine art trade.

Prior to 1989 Jonathan was sales manager for a firm supplying the antique trade with restoration materials. During this period, with help and kindness from some of his customers, he was able to build upon his knowledge of antiques and works of art. Fulfilling a childhood passion, he embarked upon a new career as an antique dealer.

By 1994 Jonathan had completed an apprenticeship as a "runner'* to the antique and fine art trade. Over the next fifteen years he ran several antique shops, displayed his stock of fine antique furniture in the Malthouse, Dorking and regularly held selling exhibitions of oil paintings and 'works on paper' throughout the South East of England.

In 2009 Jonathan accepted an invitation to become a director of Culvertons - a then recently-formed probate valuation company. Taking sole ownership in 2012, he increased the services on offer by engaging specialist dealers, restorers and conservators chosen for the quality of their work and their ethical and professional manner.

Since that time he has assisted executors, administrators, companies, institutions and individuals by carrying out valuations for probate and insurance purposes; overseeing restoration projects and the sale of items by private treaty.

Culvertons  is currently able to value, conserve and restore a wide spectrum of antiques and works of art for solicitors, executors, businesses and private individuals.

Culvertons, and Jonathan personally, are willing to offer advice on request. 

Our impartial, competitive and confidential services

Culvertons are antique valuers and appraisers, offering a broad range of services throughout central & southern England, principally in Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Hampshire, and including London.

An accurate estimation of the value of personal belongings such as jewellery, antiques and collectables, together with the furniture, fixtures and fittings within the property, is a requirement by HM Revenue and Customs for Inheritance Tax purposes. It is also often required by the legal profession for divorce proceedings, and insurance companies for financial protection cover. Whether a valuation of antiques forms part or all of what is submitted, a Culverton's report meets the legal requirements placed on solicitors, executors and businesses, as well as private individuals.

If you wish to arrange an appointment or have a question about our services or how we would assess items in your possession please send us an email via our contact page.

Culvertons also offer a most competitive package of additional services relating to the handling of estates, which aims to reduce the burden placed upon executors and solicitors.

Culvertons‘ knowledge, experience and advice are just a phone call away.