Antique and Fine Art auctioneers and valuations: Harrogate office opens to clients from Yorkshire and beyond
Whether it’s Antiques Roadshow or Cash in the Attic, it’s fascinating to learn more of the history and discover their significance and value.
And now, here in the heart of Harrogate a new valuation office for David Duggleby Auctioneers & Valuers has opened, bringing with it a new valuation expert.
Located on Raglan Street (just above the Tannin Level), the new office is within easy walking distance from public transport links and the main shopping area.
The office will allow the valuation firm to reach more people across North and West Yorkshire and they are excited to see what consignments Harrogate brings.
Specialist valuer heads team
With the new office comes a new specialist valuer, Melanie Saleem. Melanie joined the team in October as the Head of the Harrogate office. Dugglebys said they were incredibly excited about the expertise and knowledge she brings with her.
Melanie studied History of Art at the University of Leicester, before going on to complete her Masters in Study of the Country House. Whilst there she volunteered in galleries and museums, and a period of experience in the well-known auction house, Christies, sparked her love for auctions world.
Melanie developed a keen interest in jewellery valuations and went on to gain her FGA & DGA through the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. She has worked at a number of established houses, including Capes Dunn, Fellows, Tennants and Elstob.
The office has already uncovered some exciting finds, including a stunning Victorian 18ct gold enamel and seed pearl hinged bangle and matching brooch valued at £500-700. The set will be auctioned in Duggleby’s Jewellery and watches sale taking place on 16 November. Find out more here
Another significant find destined for aution is a pair of late 19th / early 20th century Sevres style vases and covers, wrythen fluted baluster form, with scroll handles, domed covers and raised on scroll bases, decorated with alternating bands of painted fruit and flowers and gilt vines, to a white and blue celeste ground, indistinct marks. These were valued at £150-200, and will be auctioned in David Duggleby’s specialist Country House Sale taking place in March 2024.
And a large collection of silver coins – with a combined value of over £3,000 – will be spilt into smaller lots and sold in Duggleby’s specialist Coins and Banknotes sale this December. The impressive collection was brought in by a lady whose father had been a banker for many years in the region.
Come and see us
The office is open weekdays from 9am-4pm (closed on Wednesdays for external valuations) where walk-in valuations and appointments are very welcome. Melanie will be available to offer free friendly, specialist advice and valuations with no pressure to sell.
There are also a number of specialist valuation events planned for this month including:
- 13 November – Fine Art: Pictures & Sculpture (with specialist Coralie Thomson)
- 17 November – Coins, Banknotes & Stamps (with specialist Tom Fouracre Reid)
- 28 November – Fine Jewellery & Silver (with specialist Melanie Saleem)
For more information visit the website here.