Chorley’s offer a complete range of valuation services, both verbal and written. All such valuations form a key part of our business and are usually conducted by a Director or senior valuer. Chorley’s is a trusted partner for collectors, legal advisors, insurance companies and executors.


In the present environment of spiralling insurance charges and fears about the disclosure of personal details, the valuation services we offer is tailor made to fit the needs of private clients. Confidentiality is an essential element of our service. Every client is offered a comprehensive valuation, providing the necessary details in the format required by the insurance company or legal advisor. All valuation details are kept securely and separately from any personal details.

Chorley’s is a preferred valuer of many leading insurance companies and legal advisors, who entrust us to undertake valuations of the contents of properties containing important works of art and antiques, whether for insurance, inheritance tax (probate) or other purposes.



Chorley’s offers a professional and confidential service for probate valuations for private individuals, professional executors, trust companies and legal representatives.

As required by the Capital Taxes Office, the valuation provided will detail the principal items with probate valuations and be accompanied by images if required.

Our service includes:

A complimentary initial assessment and quote, either remotely or in person

Provision of a detailed inventory and valuation

The removal of items for sale by auction

Complete house clearance if required

A competitive and clear fee structure


Chorleys insurance valuations


Valuations for insurance purposes can range from house content valuations to single items or small collections.  We will discuss your specific instructions to ensure we meet your and your insurance company’s requirements.

The majority of leading insurance companies require a regularly updated insurance valuation in line with market fluctuations in values. We advise clients to ensure that their art, jewellery, and antiques valuations are kept up to date to ensure that, in the unfortunate event of a claim, adequate compensation is made.  A regularly updated valuation will ensure your policy reflects accurate insurance premiums and facilitate the settlement of any claims.

Chorley’s valuation service is entirely confidential and all fees are outlined and agreed upon in advance of our undertaking the valuation for you.

Once completed you will be provided with both digital and bound copies of your valuation.

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Chorley's is also able to provide valuation services in relation to:

  • Family Division
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Private Treaty Sales
  • Auction Valuations 

We are always happy to visit client's houses to view and value items for possible inclusion in an auction, without any charge or obligation. Please refer to our SELLING menu for details.


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The Chorley's Difference


Before undertaking any formal valuation, we will arrange a home visit without obligation or charge to discuss your requirements. All Chorley’s staff involved in valuation work are bound by the code of conduct of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers, which ensures that we offer you:

  • Confidentiality, integrity, professionalism and courtesy.
  • Knowledge of the subject and of market conditions.
  • Fully detailed inventories including digital photography of assets if required.
  • Professional advice on restoration and protection of valuables.
  • A complete “one-stop shop”, arranging the removal and sale through auction of valuable items from deceased estates and the clearance of non-saleable items.
  • Competitive fees always agreed upfront