As part of our professional services we offer written valuations. These can be provided for a variety of purposes. Our specialists can prepare detailed valuations for a single item, full and/or partial house contents.
A full Insurance Valuation is essential in ensuring your treasured possessions are protected against damage or loss. Our valuation gives a detailed and illustrated contents inventory of your art, antiques, jewellery, personal effects and general contents. We individually describe, illustrate and value each item. Once we have undertook a full Insurance Valuation, we shall produce a professional bound document of the same for your keeping. We are happy to furnish electronic copies of the same. Our fees are extremely competitive and would be agreed in advance. To discuss your needs with our experienced valuation team please contact us.
When compiling an Insurance Valuation, Boningtons analyse up to date auction and other sale records so that your possessions are accurately appraised.
Up to date insurance valuations are an important way to ensure that items are correctly valued in line with current market trends. The value of a single antique can alter within the course of a few years. An example, recent growth of the Chinese art market. Prices achieved for Chinese antiques has increased substantially, certain items are now worth over 10 times more, than they were 10 years ago.
The value of paintings can also change substantially as fashions change, artists die or their work increases in popularity. ‘The Pavement Artist’ (pictured) by Edith Le Breton (1912-1992), a Manchester artist influenced by the work of L S Lowry, sold for £400 in Manchester in 2008. It was offered by Boningtons at the end of 2012 and realised £2500. Prices for the artist’s work have increased substantially in recent years. Boningtons hold the world record price achieved for the Le Breton’s work. A painting named ‘Christmas Market’ sold for £4500 in June 2012.
Edith Le Breton (British, 1912-1992): ‘Christmas Market’, Altrincham Market in the snow, oil on canvas, sold by Boningtons for £4500, a world record price for the artist