Martin is a leading specialist fine art consultant and valuer in Australia.
I have been working in the Fine Art and International Auction world since 1979, giving me 40 years in the industry. Within this time I spent 17 years working for Sotheby’s in London before moving to Melbourne, Australia. I specialise in 19th century European paintings, of which I am a registered valuer with the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program and have extensive knowledge across many other fields in the world of Fine Art and Antiques. I am based on the Mornington Peninsula, and regularly travel locally, interstate and overseas for work, as required.
What I Can Do For YOU.
I am able to offer advice and prepare full written documentation on all types of valuations for the purposes of:
- Insurance and replacement
- General Interest
The valuation process generally involves a first hand inspection of the items concerned followed by any necessary research, professional consultation and finally preparation of written documents. Timeframes are flexible dependent on the client's requirements and the size of the valuation.
I have built up an extensive list of contacts with expertise in nearly every field, having accumulated so many years in the industry and having been fortunate enough to travel widely in this time. These contacts include, but are not limited to experts in Australian Paintings, European Furniture, Silver and Ceramics.
I would be more than happy to point you in the direction of approved experts and valuers locally or overseas who specialise in your required areas.
The act of selling can be daunting and confusing. I am able to guide you through all the potential alternatives available and assist in making the correct decision for each individual item or for a collection.
In addition I can assist with the start to finish process of negotiation whether it be with private buyers or auction houses ensuring that you achieve the very best possible result.
Fees relate to the scale of the valuation, time and expenses. All fees are agreed prior to commencement. Please contact me for further information.