About Me

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With 25 years' experience working in the arts world (including in part as a Deputy Director of Sotheby’s, Edinburgh office, in art galleries and a leading craft organisation), I have a broad generalist's knowledge and have access to extensive contacts and expertise for help with more specialist requirements.

For a few years I operated as a commercial dealer selling ceramics, glass, furniture and decorative items sourced from a wide variety of auction houses and dealers countrywide.

The business has evolved as I have been increasingly approached by clients seeking more personalised help. I provide an impartial, discreet, bespoke and sensitive service.

Case Study

I was approached by a family wishing to move from a large country house, into a much smaller house. They knew which items they wanted to keep or give to family but needed help with what their sale options were, and which items warranted restoration or conservation. I sourced expert opinions, researched items and values and arranged a formal valuation of the contents. I also found and researched the less obviously saleable items around the house and came up with storage and removal options. Together we discussed each object or group of objects and agreed a plan. I then dealt with every aspect of their sale or disposal, keeping the client informed of progress at every stage and always focussing on maximising the value for whatever they did not want to keep. If items were of minimal value, I ensured they were recycled or donated to charity. This huge project was an enjoyable and successful experience.

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Emily Pelham Burn. I am an art consultant, based in Edinburgh and working across the UK. I can help you whether you are selling one object or a range of items, and whether you are downsizing or dealing with a house clearance. I can assist with valuations for sale, insurance and probate and restoration and conservation.

I also work with interior decorators and regularly assist with sourcing specific pieces or general items for clients' homes.

Contact Information

20 Claremont Crescent
Edinburgh
EH7 4HX
Telephone: 07821 897371