A team of antiques specialists from one of country’s leading regional fine art auction houses is heading to Pembrokeshire later this month on a mission of discovery to raise money for the Paul Sartori Foundation.
The team from Halls in Shrewsbury has agreed to hold two charity antiques valuation events at Crug Glas Country House Hotel, St Davids on Thursday, October 26 from 11am to 3pm and Crundale Village Hall, near Haverfordwest on Friday, October 27 from 10am to 2pm. Afternoon tea will be put on by the volunteers at both events.
Alexander Clement, Asian art, European ceramics and furniture specialist, James Forster, pictures specialist and Maryanne Lineker-Mobberley, silver and jewellery specialist.
A charge of £1 will be made for each item valued by the specialists and all the proceeds will go to the Paul Sartori Foundation, which offers specialised, supportive home care and advice for those in the later stages of any life-limiting illness.
The charity’s Hospice at Home service is available 365 days of the year and operates a 24/7 on-call service. Services are free of charge and confined to the county of Pembrokeshire.
Halls’ team of specialists is looking forward to returning to Pembrokeshire, which has proved to be a happy hunting ground in the past year.
A collection of coins, jewellery and medals discovered during an antiques valuation event in Tenby sold for more than £20,000 at auction this summer and a group of medals awarded to a Welsh First World War hero from Pembrokeshire sold for £10,000 in March.
Jeremy Lamond, Halls’ fine art director, is convinced that there are many other valuable antiques and paintings just waiting to be discovered in Pembrokeshire.
“Our valuation days are an ideal opportunity for people, who might not know the true value of an item, to receive a professional appraisal,” she added. “It’s always exciting for us as valuers to attend valuation events because we never know what we are going to discover.”
Sandra Dade, Paul Sartori Foundation manager, said: “The visit from Halls is a great opportunity for people from our local community and surrounding areas to have their family heirlooms and treasures evaluated while supporting Pembrokeshire’s only Hospice at Home service.”
People who have collections or large items that they wish to be valued can either take photographs of them along to the valuation events or a home visit will be arranged by the specialists. Halls’ fine art department may be contacted on Tel: 01743 450700 for more information.
Further information on the charity and its services can be obtained by visiting their website www.paulsartori.org, or by phoning 01437 763223.
Halls’ valuers Maryanne Lineker-Mobberley, James Forster and Alexander Clement at a recent successful charity antiques valuation event in Machynlleth.
For more information please contact the Fine Art team on T: 01743 450 700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org