Antique violin appraisal by Tim Toft

Tim Toft, a well-established violin dealer with over thirty years of experience, handles the appraisal services for antique violins.

Tim Toft’s extensive experience and meticulous approach in the violin industry has earned him a reputation as an expert appraiser. He is a sought-after consultant for prestigious shops and esteemed auction houses. In this article, we discuss antique violin appraisals by Tim Toft.

When asked how long it takes to value a violin, he often jokes…

“About ten minutes… and forty-five years of experience!”

Antique violin valuation, appraisal, and certification

We offer valuations for Violins, Violas, Cellos, Double Bass and Bows. Our services include providing written violin valuations for probate, insurance, and legal purposes. We also consult for auction houses, financial institutions, and insurance companies. If you have any questions or concerns about your instrument, Tim is always happy to discuss them personally. 

Tim’s certificates of authenticity are highly regarded worldwide and utilised by professional organisations and players to augment the origin and worth of instruments. These certificates consist of comprehensive photos, descriptions, and crucial measurements. We can offer certification on instruments exceeding £10,000 in value.

Why choose Tim Toft?

Tim benefits from his vast network of industry contacts, which enables him to work together with other esteemed violin experts. This collaborative approach provides him with access to their specialised knowledge and insights, thereby improving the comprehensiveness and accuracy of his violin valuations.

How do I get a valuation?

To complete a valuation of your instrument or bow, we will need to inspect it in person. To book an appointment, you can get in touch with us via phone or email. We offer both verbal and written valuations, for which we do charge a fee.

How long will it take?

Typically, the timeframe for completion can range from a few minutes to several weeks, depending on factors such as the need for provenance searches or detailed repair assessments. However, in most cases, we aim to complete the process within a week.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you’re looking for antique violin appraisal and valuation services. We’ll happily schedule an inspection of your instrument in our workshop and answer any questions you might have. If you have any other questions about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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