Bonhams Valuation Days

Bonhams are hosting several valuation days throughout Scotland, with specialists on hand to give members of the public the opportunity of finding out whether that picture in the attic is really a Rembrandt.

Valuations of all things Scottish including pictures, works of art, silver, jewellery, books, furniture, ceramics, glass and arms & armour, will be held at several locations throughout Scotland and entries will be accepted for our annual auction The Scottish Sale, held on 25th/26th April in Edinburgh. We will also be able to advise you on the value of any other art or antique item.


Valuation days will be held on:


Tuesday 13 February 11:00-15:00 at Paxton House, Berwick Upon Tweed

Wednesday 14 February 11:00-15:00 at The Haining, Selkirk

Monday 19 February 11:00-15:00 at The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Ayr

Friday 23 February 11:00-15:00 at The National Trust for Scotland Culloden Exhibition & Visitor Centre, Inverness

Monday 26 February 11:00-15:00 at The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling

Wednesday 28 February 11:00-15:00 at Dewar’s Aberfedly Distillery, Aberfeldy Due to the weather, the valuation day at Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery will now be taking place on – 

Wednesday 14 March 11:00-15:00 at Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery 


Guests will be asked to pay £5 for up to five items to be valued by the experts. All valuation fees will be donated to the supporting venues and local charities.

Bonhams are the only firm of international auctioneers and valuers with a saleroom in Scotland and are market leaders for Scottish Art, Whisky, Sporting artefacts and many other specialist areas of collecting, Auctions are held in Edinburgh and London but the team of valuers cover all of Scotland on a regular basis and are able to visit you to view larger items.

The market for antiques has changed over the last couple of decades with different articles now more popular and nowhere is this more noticeable than the Chinese market. With the Scots being great travellers around the globe, many works of art were brought back home by our ancestors and the Chinese are prepared to bid large sums to buy them back. Have you looked for that rare or unusual item on the back of your cupboard?

Jewellery and Silver are perennial favourites, we often ask our clients if they wear it or if the valuation is for insurance purposes. Antique jewellery & silver often buck the metal value trend and command interest above and beyond that with international demand for good quality antique pieces outstripping supply.

For further information on the valuation day please email  or call 0131 225 2266. 


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