Welcome to the website of John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers
As the premier specialists in the south of England since 1980, we hold regular specialist and general sales focusing on paintings, sculpture, Chinese and Asian art, jewellery, clocks, ceramics, furniture, glass, books, coins, medals and vintage collectables.
We have a global audience of buyers, bidding regularly from many countries, including Australia, China and the United States. We also set the record price for anything ever sold outside London in the UK at auction, when we sold Francis Hayman's portrait of the Samuel Richardson family for £540,000.
A Comprehensive Professional Service
Our team of valuers and consultants offer a complete valuation service to homeowners and occupiers of commercial premises such as offices, hotels and other institutions, throughout the UK and overseas.
We prepare detailed inventories of selected items or complete contents. This may include furniture, works of art, ceramics, glass, rugs and textiles, silver, jewellery, paintings, furniture, together with household items, personal effects and office equipment.
Assistance with Insurance Claims
Prompt assistance will be given while negotiating with loss adjusters and insurers over claims in respect of loss or damage, including theft, fire, flood and other risks. Colour photographs of more valuable items, as well as general room shots, are well worth considering and are extremely cost effective and reliable in the event of an insurance claim. In the unlikely event that the worst happens, we aim to make the process as simple and as stress-free as possible.