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About Us

Specialist Art & Antiques Valuers

Welcome To Coram James

We are an independent firm of professional valuers, specialising in the appraisal of fine art, antiques, jewellery, the decorative arts and general household contents, for insurance, probate, divorce and litigation purposes.

As a professionally accredited firm we work closely with the UK’s leading insurance companies, insurance brokers, law firms and other professional advisors. We are approved valuers for high net worth insurers, including Chubb, Hiscox, Covea, AIG, Azur, Duel, Home & Legacy and Axa Art.

We are regulated by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and members of  the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA) and the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers (SOFAA).

Our experienced team carry out valuations for private individuals and deceased estates, as well as large companies and public institutions, such as museums, universities, landed estates and galleries.  We have over thirty five specialist consultants, all ex-Christie’s, Sotheby’s or Bonham’s valuers, providing valuations of a wide range of categories, including: old master paintings, contemporary art, Asian works of art, musical instruments, clocks, watches, jewellery, and many other categories of the fine and decorative arts.

Coram James also provide valuation reports for litigation purposes where there is a dispute involving art, antiques, jewellery or the decorative arts. As RICS registered valuers all our court reports are Red Book compliant.  We have many years of experience providing forensic valuation reports and have provided oral evidence in both Criminal and Civil cases.


Thank you for your message with the draft of the valuation document to be sent to HMRC which I think is excellent.

Diana Rawstron
Goodman Derrick LLP

We have received the hard copies of the valuation report and they all look great.  Thanks again for your very hard work on this and the entire valuation project.

Stephen Regalado
Procurement Manager, University of London

Having received the bound volumes of Coram James’ Valuation, I wanted to thank you for the introduction to Robert James. He came to our house on the first occasion with an assistant and on the second occasion alone. He could not have been more professional, respectful or courteous. Everything he undertook was done thoroughly and with obvious care. Furthermore his fee was entirely fair, possibly even modest. From the perspective of the insured I cannot commend him too highly.

(Private client)

Thank you very much for the excellent and swift service.

Professor Christopher Hodges
Professor of Justice Systems, The University of Oxford

Again, thank you for your professionalism, my wife and I found the quality of your work very good.  I would also say quite remarkable in light of the diverse origins of our belongings.

(Private Client)

Thank you so much, Robert. It was good to meet you and inspiring to witness your thoroughness.

Antonia Till

We are glad to have received the valuation report right before our insurance meeting tomorrow. All are nicely done, we appreciate your work and effort.

Thank you so much for your help.  We look forward to work with you in the future.

Director of Finance
The Dorchester Hotel

Thank you very much for the valuation. It was very pleasant meeting you and I am very happy with the result.