Art services

Our arts services are tailored to your requirements – whether you have inherited art, your company needs an art valuation for insurance, you are looking to establish current market value, or are looking to sell or buy a single artwork or collection.

Our approach is friendly and personable yet professional and independent, enabling you to establish the true value of your art.

Art Advice

Should you catalogue your art collection, keep and conserve, donate or sell your art? We can help you.

Art Valuations

A professional art valuation provides you with all of the necessary information whether you decide to keep or to sell an individual artwork or collection that you own.

Buying & Selling

We advise on value and discreetly broker the sale or purchase of a single artwork or an entire collection, and investigate the value of your art to maximise the return on sale.

FREE ONLINE VALUATION

For a free initial assessment of the value of an artwork, simply upload a photo and information online.

Case studies

Case Study : Brokerage

Charles Frederick Goldie (1870 – 1947)

BACKGROUND: These portraits of Maori chiefs and elders by New Zealand artist Charles F. Goldie are highly sought after. The highest price ever paid for a painting by Goldie was achieved in April 2016, when “A Noble Relic of a Noble Race” sold for NZ$ 1.4 million incl. buyer’s premium.

Case Study : Brokerage

Herbert Hepburn Calvert (1870 – 1923)

BACKGROUND: The set of the ten watercolours of Australian birds by H.H. Calvert was as fresh as the day they were created – a very rare find indeed. VALUATION & OUTCOME: We brokered the sale of these examples of H.H. Calvert’s watercolours of birds, and they achieved in total just

“Brigitte and David, thank  you for your most professional service. You really know your art! We will be happy to refer you to our friends.”

D.S., Sydney, December 2017

“Dear Brigitte and David,thank you for the lovely package that arrived this afternoon.  I had no idea where to look, so I found you on Google, and have been delighted with our dealings – very professional, yet warm and friendly – I could not ask for more, and would not hesitate recommending your firm to anyone who might ask.”

R.M., Sydney, July 2015

“Dear Brigitte and David,

We were so pleased to see your findings regarding our two lovely watercolours. They’ve always been special to our family but to find they have a place in the history of Australian painting gives them an even greater lustre. Thank you so much for your efforts – your thoroughness and enthusiasm went far beyond our expectations when we initially decided to have the works professionally valued.”

K.M., South Australia, November 2015

Dave's Faves

Dave’s Faves for the Menzies Auction on 9 August 2018

Menzies’ Winter Auction in Sydney on 9 August incorporates some very interesting collections. Lots 1 – 20 and then again lots 81 – 114 are from the Sandra and Peter Geyer collection of contemporary art, and it is a cracking offering: sculpture, photography, works on paper, oils, Australian and international

DAVE’S FAVES FOR THE BONHAMS AUCTION ON 20 JUNE 2018

In their half-yearly fine art auction, Bonhams present 162 lots, an unusually large offering including a number of Aboriginal artworks. Closer inspection of the catalogue reveals that the first 19 lots are from mixed vendors, and the remainder is made up from just two collections: the Bonita Croft and late