Valuation Services

W H Lane & Son offer a full valuation service.  We have a team of experienced individuals who can be called upon to catalogue and value a wide variety of chattels.  For those clients considering selling items we are pleased to offer a free open market valuation without further obligation.  Our offices are open Monday-Friday between 9:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:30 and we are please to value items on-the-spot, if a valuer is available.  It is advisable to telephone for an appointment in the office to avoid disappointment. 

You may also send photographs or email digital images.  We would ask that the images are clear however they do not need to be of a high resolution, which will make them easier to email.  Additional images of signatures and marks are of a benefit together with dimensions and any note of damage, again a photograph may help with this. Finally any detail you know of  the objects history will be of assistance.

We can arrange a visit to your home in certain circumstances.  However we ask for images to be emailed in advance so that our valuer might discuss the items at greater length with you, prior to arranging a home visit.
In addition to the above, we also undertake professional valuation work; including insurance and probate valuations.  The charge for such valuations is £150 (plus VAT) for the first hour and £100 (plus VAT) per hour thereafter.  We are pleased to discuss your individual requirements and are prepared to tailor our service to your needs.

W.H. Lane & Son

Specialists in Fine Art, the Applied Arts and general Estate Collections.

Further, the auction house is internationally recognised as a leading paintings specialist including the Newlyn and St Ives Schools. We can value all items of an antiquarian nature for insurance, probate and family division.