As Australia’s oldest auction house, Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers has a wealth of experience in fine art, rare book and antique valuations – including European & Asian decorative arts, jewellery, silverware & timepieces. Our team of specialists include a highly experienced Fine Art Valuer and Rare Book Expert, both registered under the Commonwealth Governments Cultural Gift Program. And our jewellery specialist is a highly qualified gemologist and a Registered Valuer with the National Council of Jewellery Valuers.
Our fine art and antique valuation services are professional & discreet. We provide high quality formal valuations for single items and single vendor collections, for both private & commercial clients. Our specialists provide detailed, written valuations for:
Jewellery & Timepieces
Australian & European Decorative Arts
Asian Decorative Arts
Antique & Modern Silver
“Theodore Bruce (is) a very professional and accomodating auction house. Their images and descriptions have always been representative and accurate, and their staff communicative and helpful.”
Review by Lexi M. on 26 Apr 2022
Fine Art, Rare Books & Antique Valuations
Replacement & Reinstatement
To update your insurance policy, you will need a Replacement & Reinstatement Valuation. Our specialist will come to your premises. We catalogue & photograph the works. We provide comprehensive digital documents for your insurance needs.
Probate & Estate Planning
Our specialist will visit your premises for Probate & Estate Planning valuations. We catalogue & photograph the works. We provide comprehensive digital documents that includes an auction realisable value for probate purposes.
Superannuation & Taxation
We have two certified and registered valuers for cultural gifts – in fine arts and rare books & ephemera – for donation to public institutions. We can provide valuation for superannuation funds in line with government guidelines.
Our Specialists Valuers
Fine Art Valuer
Company Director, Sally Hardy, is a fine art valuer and specialist with close to 40 years experience in the auction industry. She is a Registered Valuer under the Commonwealth Government Cultural Gifts Scheme, and has extensive experience in fine art valuations for both private and regional public collections.
Rare Books Valuer
Specialist Tory Page has been in the book business for over 30 years, managing book departments at several leading auction houses and book dealers. Her interest in books has led to further qualifications in book binding & book conservation and a Diploma in Genealogy. Tory is a Registered Valuer under the Commonwealth Government Cultural Gifts Scheme.
Jewels, Silver & Timepieces Valuer
Casi Prischl has been with Theodore Bruce for 10 years, and in the jewellery industry since 1996. She has overseen the management of 10 stores for a specialist jeweller. She is a Registered Valuer with the National Council of Jewellery Valuers, and a Fellow and a Diamond Grader of the Gemmological Association of Australia.