Jonathan - Antique Furniture & General Valuations

Jonathan - Experience


Jonathan Roberts oversees the day-to-day running of Culvertons and is the fine furniture specialist and general valuer. Jonathan has over 30 years of experience within the antique and fine art trade.

Prior to 1989, Jonathan was sales manager for a firm supplying the antique trade with restoration materials. During this period, with help and kindness from some of his customers, he was able to build upon his knowledge of antiques and works of art. Fulfilling a childhood passion, he embarked upon a new career as an antique dealer.

By 1994 Jonathan had completed an apprenticeship as a ‘runner’ in the antique and fine art trade. Over the next fifteen years, he ran several antique shops, displayed his stock of fine antique furniture in the Malthouse, Dorking, and regularly held selling exhibitions of oil paintings and works on paper throughout the South East of England.

In 2009 Jonathan accepted an invitation to become a director of Culvertons – a then recently-formed probate valuation company. Taking sole ownership in 2012, he increased the services on offer by engaging specialist dealers, restorers, and conservators chosen for the quality of their work and their ethical and professional manner.

Since that time he has assisted executors, administrators, companies, institutions, and individuals by carrying out valuations for probate and insurance purposes; overseeing restoration projects, and the sale of items by private treaty.

Culvertons is currently able to value, conserve and restore a wide spectrum of antiques and works of art for solicitors, executors, businesses, and private individuals.

For confidential expert advice or a valuation call – 01306 770 212

General Valuation Service

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What our clients say...

"To the staff of Culvertons, We thought that you’d like to know that our Harrogate furniture arrived safely on Tuesday evening, which completes the multi-faceted exercise of sorting out the removals and clearance of the London flat. Thank you for all your help and assistance throughout this process, from your initial visit through to the delivery of this last consignment. You have made what looked initially like an almost insuperable task, or at least one that was going to involve us in complex dealings with a whole host of different agencies; removals firms, auction houses, antique dealers and clearance firms, into a well organised, straightforward and (relatively!) simple process dealing with just one well organised, efficient and friendly firm. Should we ever have to undertake a similar exercise we would undoubtedly seek your assistance again and will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone needing similar expertise."

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