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Consultancy

Purchasing a piece of art, either for the first time or by an experienced collector is usually an exciting and potentially rewarding process. Establishing and growing a fine art collection that will deliver a life time of enjoyment should always be the first priory. It is however for many equally important that their investment continues to perform positively alongside others in their portfolio. Thou Art are committed to work with our clients every step of the way to ensure objectives are met and their collection proves to be a very profitable investment.

Thou Art are fully experienced in art valuation and can offer a professional service in valuing a single item or a large collection. Our expert knowledge of the art market can assist you in understanding the true value of your art collection, essential for insurance purposes and the knowledge that the value of your work reflects current market conditions.

Valuation

Framing

Thou Art offers a fully customised fine art and commercial picture framing service. We specialise in creating beautiful handmade, bespoke or custom gallery standard picture frames. Only the best possible quality woods, mounts and glass are used to ensure your artwork is presented and preserved in the best possible way. Not only will the right frame maximise the visual impact of your unique artwork, it’s an essential barrier from harmful environmental damage.

Our own framing team has decades of experience in advising and selecting framing solutions to match customers work as well as our own art stock. Please contact us to arrange a one-to-one consultation with one of our experienced framers to discuss your requirements.

Each piece of art purchased will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity (COA). This document guarantees the authenticity of the piece for as long as you own it. This document should be considered an essential component in every art sale, regardless of value. The COA will fully and accurately describes the work of art, including but not limited to the title, artist, date, medium, edition, signature, dimensions, and catalogue raisonne references. The Certificate of Authenticity only contains factual information that can be verified by outside sources, further attesting to its value and validity as a guaranty of authenticity.

Certificate of Authenticity

Shipping

We only use shipping agents who are experienced in the delivery of artwork. We have trusted suppliers working throughout the UK, Europe and beyond who understand the complexities of shipping valuable art. Before despatch each work is subject to a rigorous quality control inspection to ensure there are no defects in the artwork or the framing. While professional art packing and handling are the most important aspects of the art transportation process, sometimes they are not enough to protect artwork in transit. Fine Art Shipping often requires wood crating. Moreover, each piece of art should be treated independently, depending on its weight, size, and other physical properties. For this reason, we provide in-house custom crating services to ensure the safe and secure transportation of every item. Our in-house team produces a variety of high-quality customized crates to meet the shipping needs of diverse works of art, ranging from small paintings to large sculptures, each intended to protect our clients’ possessions from damage in any unforeseen conditions.