Started in the late 1960’s by my father Ivor, Lovatt Antiques is a long-established antiques business based in Glasgow and dealing throughout Scotland.
For as long as I can remember and through my early years watching Arthur Negus on Going for a Song and the Antiques Roadshow (with the obligatory valuation competitions with family and friends) I have been interested in antiques.
I have been dealing in antiques and fine quality items since leaving school in the late 1970’s and I travel throughout Scotland in my quest to find good quality antique and reproduction items.
I am interested in buying good quality Antique, Victorian and Mid-20th Century design items. I am always looking to buy interesting and unusual pieces.
It may be that you have a single item to value or estate contents to sell on behalf of a relative.
You might be thinking of changing an interior. Maybe you’re moving home or you want to use the space in an old cupboard or your loft.
Please telephone me for free advice on 0141 644 2020 or my mobile number on 07976 417101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether you wish to sell a piece of antique furniture, old jewellery or silverware, artworks, bric-a-brac or a complete home contents I will be pleased to provide a written offer.
Please telephone the office 0141 644 2020 or my mobile number on 07976 417101 for free advice. You can also email me on email@example.com
After initial contact I will make an appointment to call to your home and view your item(s). You may have a Single Item to value. You may have a Complete House Contents for sale. I will provide you with a written offer. You are free to accept any part of my offer. There is no obligation on your part to sell to me. My valuation is free.
Should you decide to accept any offer(s) we will arrange a mutually convenient collection day. Payment is made upon collection.
Unlike auction houses I will provide you with a firm offer to purchase. Auction houses can only estimate a value which MAY be achieved in their saleroom. An auction house valuation is not a guaranteed amount. Should your item sell the auctioneer will charge you, the seller from 15% to 25% vendor’s commission. (Plus vat) The auction house will also charge the successful buyer from 20% to 25% buyer’s premium plus vat.
Your item will lose up to 50% (plus vat) of its value in auction house and associated charges. This does not include any additional charges for advertising, cataloguing & photography, insurance or carriage.
After initial contact I will arrange an appointment to call to your home and view your item(s).
I will provide you with a written offer. You can accept or decline any part of my offer. You are under no obligation to sell. Should you decide to accept any part of the offer(s) we will arrange a mutually convenient collection day.
Payment is made upon collection.
Please telephone the office 0141 644 2020 or my mobile number on 07976 417101 for free advice. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
Any items which are not of interest to us will be identified as:
a) Having some commercial value. Advice will be given on the best way to realise any value.
b) Items of no commercial value but too good to ‘throw out’. These pieces can be passed to a charity of your choice or we can advise of alternatives.
c) Items of no realisable value. These items are disposed of at the local cleansing, unless otherwise requested.