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Art Appraisals

  • Rick Amor - Running Man - Sold July 2014 for $147,273 inc BP

  • Jeffery Smart - Holiday - Sold June 2013 for $889,772 inc BP

  • Fred Williams - Landscape with Water Ponds - Sold September 2007 for $1,860,000 inc BP

  • Eugene von Guerard - View of Hobart Town, with Mount Wellington in the background - Sold September 2014 for $1,472,727 inc BP

  • John Brack - Backs and Fronts - Sold December 2014 for $1,840,908 inc BP

  • Brett Whiteley - The Olgas for Ernest Giles - Sold June 2007 $3,480,000 inc BP

  • Sidney Nolan - First-Class Marksman - Sold March 2010 $5,400,000 inc BP

  • Brett Whiteley - My Armchair - Sold October 2013 $3,927,273 inc BP

  • Tim Storrier - Evening - Sold September 2010 for $234,000 inc BP

  • Frederick McCubbin - The Mountain Cottage - Sold September 2012 for $859,090 inc BP

  • Russell Drysdale - Warrego Jim - Sold December 2010 $1,260,000 inc BP

  • Ben Quilty - Frog Torana - Sold December 2011 $81,000 inc BP


If you are considering selling an artwork, our expert consultants can provide a free initial estimate of its value. 
We provide appraisals online, at our offices, at your premises, or even via mail. 
We can reliably appraise Australian and international works of art, across all media.  
However, please note that Menzies is a secondary market for art, so we cannot value new work by artists currently working and/or exhibiting.


Menzies offers a prompt and wide range of specialist valuation services to private collectors, corporations, government organisations, executors and financial advisors. Valuations can be for insurance, market appraisal, probate, family division, the Cultural Gifts Program or leasing.

All valuations are undertaken on a strictly confidential basis and include accurate descriptions and the option of accompanying digital photographic records.

Quotations for valuation services are available on enquiry to our office. We charge a reduced fee for updating existing Menzies’ valuations so you can always keep your insurance valuations current. Fees for market appraisals will be rebated if you consign your property for sale with us.

Timothy Abdallah, our National Head of Art, is an approved valuer under the Commonwealth Government Cultural Gifts Program. 

Appraisal afternoons

Every Wednesday between 2pm and 5pm, our art specialists conduct obligation-free appraisals in our Melbourne and Sydney offices.

If Wednesday afternoon is not convenient, please call our office to make an individual appointment. Alternatively, you can either post a photo to us (or submit one online) - with a description that clearly indicates the artwork’s dimensions, artist's signature, medium, physical condition and any other relevant information. Please send copies as photographs cannot be returned. 

Our specialists are also available to visit you. Visits are generally at no cost however a fee may be charged based on the scope and diversity of your collection. Any fees charged will be rebated if your work of art is consigned for sale with Menzies. 

Interstate Visits

Prior to each auction, our specialists visit Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane to provide free appraisals to clients. Times for these visits are advertised here on this website, and in the local press.

Clients on our mailing list are notified in advance of visits by brochure and/or email as preferred. To make an appointment, please contact us on 02 8344 5404 (Sydney) or 03 9832 8700 (Melbourne).


To submit an e-valuation please fill in the form below. Our specialists will appraise your work and respond to your query within 3 - 7 days. If you have any problems submitting your artwork online, please telephone us and we can talk you through the process.

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