Condition Reporting

An independent and impartial condition report gives our clients the facts they need to make the right decisions.

We provide condition reports for objects and paintings located anywhere in the world for clients buying a piece at auction or from a dealer, loaning an artwork or planning to have an item insured or shipped.

A detailed, succinct statement on condition from a trusted authority is a sound investment, saving time and money as well as giving absolute protection should the worst happen.

Reports can include an estimate for any required restoration work, as well as advice on any likely deterioration, giving potential investors a far more accurate indication of short and long term outlay.

We carry out condition reports on behalf of major museums, serious collectors and auction houses and are a recommended supplier to a number of specialist insurance companies including Hiscox.

To find out more please contact us or telephone our Head of Client Services, Sarah Giles, on +44 (0)20 8874 4005 to arrange a condition report at short notice

Plowden & Smith paper conservation specialists examining an historic work of art