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We offer a complete service designed specifically to deal with the problems that solicitors and executors regularly encounter when dealing with the chattels of an estate. To facilitate the smooth operation of this service, only one person will be responsible for each set of instructions.

VALUATIONS FOR PROBATE
An immediate preliminary inspection is carried without charge; this includes a global estimate, insurance and security advice.

A complete house clearance service with storage and delivery for beneficiaries can be arranged.

A formal inventory and certified IHT valuation are provided.

Specialists are mainly London trained and all have a minimum of twenty years experience.

Fees are not percentage based; instead we charge an hourly rate.


We also carry out valuations for insurance, family division, capital gains and capital transfer tax purposes.


SALES BY AUCTION
Whole estates will be dealt with (at one auction, where possible) in one of our frequent fine art and antiques auctions.

Settlement in full or part will be made within 7 working days (where we have received payment).

Valuation inventories correspond directly to sale catalogues, so correlation is simple.

We notify you when sale of estate chattels are complete.

 


We also carry out private treaty sales.


Call us free with your questions at 0800 195 7800 today.
 

 

 

© 2017 Francis Smith Ltd.
Fine Art and General Auctioneers & Valuers

107 Lots Road
Chelsea
London
SW10 0RN

T: 0800 195 7800 / +44 (0)207 349 0011
F: +44 (0)207 349 0770

E: info@francissmith.co.uk

 

Auction of antique, Victorian and later furniture to include a Biedermeier burr wood secretaire abattant; a Louis Phillipe mahogany and brass mounted Bonheur de jour; a Louis XVI style gilt wood sofa; a small mahogany bowfront chest of drawers; a walnut and marquetry longcase clock striking on bells; various gilt metal bracket clocks; glassware by Baccharat and Steuben; a red tortoiseshell and brass inlaid casket; silver and electroplate and collectors’ items.

 
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