Valuation and Identification

We offer a free valuation and identification service for all types of antiques, jewellery, paintings, books, collectors items and house contents for selling by auction. You can drop into the saleroom any weekday between 10:00-12:00, or if you are unable to visit us, you can contact our team at valuations@davidlay.co.uk.  To help us with your valuation please can you provide as much as possible of the following:

  • Attach a few photographs of your antiques/works of art (front & back).
  • Let us know any information regarding provenance.
  • Tell us if you wish to sell the item or are enquiring for other reasons.
  • Provide a phone number and address.

Let us know if your enquiry is urgent – we receive a large volume of enquiries, but will endeavour to get back to you within seven days.

We also routinely carry out insurance and probate valuations, which are supplied by experienced, qualified Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors valuers in antiques and fine art, who will liaise with our other specialists if items fall within their field of expertise.

If you need any more information hover your mouse over the Valuations tab at the top of the page, or give us a ring on 01736 361414; one of our team will be happy to answer your questions.