Our Services

Valuations for Probate and Insurance

Lennox Cato is a registered member of NAVA (National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers) and is available to carry out valuations for both probate and insurance. No valuation is too big or too small and includes a concisely written document with photographs. These can also be presented on disc or memory stick. It is advised that such documents be kept for five years after which the valuation should be reviewed.


With over 40 years of experience in buying and selling antiques, we can provide sound advice in this area. If you are considering selling antiques you no longer require or have inherited, Lennox Cato will offer you confidential verbal advice free of charge, and with no obligation attached. Either email us photographs backed up with a telephone number or make an appointment to visit our shop with your items. Home visits can also be arranged.

Try it and See

We are perfectly aware that buying a piece of antique furniture can be a big decision and therefore for those located within a 30-mile radius of our showrooms, we offer a ‘Try it and See’ service, so as you can be completely happy you are making the right decision. For larger items a cost may be incurred as would those living further afield.


We provide a furniture restoration service via our own restorers who we have been using for many years. Lennox always oversees a project to make sure the work is carried out to his personal satisfaction.

Advice on Collections

Lennox Cato has helped various clients to build on their personal collections. He will offer impartial advice on purchasing antiques for the home, corporate institutions and museums.

Advice on interiors

We very much enjoy helping clients choose perfect pieces for their homes and have a natural flair in knowing how to display furniture and accessories to their best advantage.


In recent years we have helped numerous clients downsize to smaller properties.
Help is at hand in this traumatic ordeal, we will help make the whole process much easier with impartial advice on what to keep or what to sell. We can also advise where best to place furniture that may have suited a larger home, but now needs to fit in to something much smaller.

Security and Insurance

Now that you have started building a collection we can help you make sure these antiques and works of art can be kept safe and secure. We can also advise you are paying the correct amount for insurance.

Talks and Presentations

With a wealth of knowledge and experience within the world of antiques, including appearances on the BBC 1’s Antiques Roadshow, Lennox Cato is available for talks and after dinner speeches.

Please contact our office for further information on any of the above including costs.


Purchase Information

As this is not an e-commerce website purchases need to be made with communication with ourselves via email, telephone or by visiting our shop. Our aim is to make your experience as simple as possible, we therefore provide our bank details on our invoices so as online payments can be made easily or we accept all major credit and debit cards. We also accept American Express and for overseas clients, unless paying by Bacs, this would be our preferred method of payment.

Terms of payment can be agreed. We can offer various options of payment made over a period of time depending on the price of the item.


For overseas purchases we can obtain competitive shipping quotes. Deliveries within the UK are carried out either by our preferred carriers of by Lennox Cato himself. Charges for delivery are either added into the cost of the item or added separately. This depends on the final negotiation.

Try It & See

If you visit our Services page you will see, we offer a ‘Try It & See’ option. This service is primarily for those considering a large item such as a piece of furniture, mirror etc.

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