Antiques Dealer specialising in 20th century Decorative Arts, Contemporary Arts and Silver

Purveyor of contemporary and impressionist paintings, posters, prints, furniture, objects of vertu, studio ceramics, art glass, sculpture, watches and jewellery


We are delighted to offer a range of services to meet your needs


Browse at your leisure through our online gallery. Our gallery is updated frequently. If you are interested in any of the items listed, please do send us an enquiry and we will be delighted to help. Owing to the volume of items, we are unable to list all stock on our website, but if you are searching for something in particular, again, drop us a line and we will endeavor to assist.


Probate (HMRC Compliance Service)

We offer a prompt, professional and discreet service to private individuals handling a family probate; professional executors, trust companies and legal representatives


An accurate and up-to-date valuation provides the comfort of knowing that valuable possessions and household items are correctly insured and that any settlement of a claim would accurately reflect loss or damage.

Speaker: Lectures & Talks

With many years experience as a Fine Art Auctioneer, I am happy to give you a colourful insight and glimpse into this fascinating profession.

Freelance Auctioneering 

A professional auctioneer will often make a positive difference to your hammer prices and thus your earnings. We offer auctioneering services for Charitable Events, Gala days, Estate Sales and Stand-ins for auction houses.


Confidential advice with no obligations We make selling easy with a guaranteed response to any enquiries within 24hrs. With many years experience in the antiques and auction sector, Max would be delighted to answer any questions you may have about selling a single item, an entire collection or complete estate/household. No hidden charges, just straightforward, good, old-fashioned business with a guarantee of delivering a high level of customer service. A business based on trust, loyalty, honesty and full discretion.


Antiques Valuation Day Broadstone

February 10th 
10am - 12pm

Hillier Wilson Estate Agents have teamed up with antiques specialists Max Beaumont Fine Art & Consultancy of Poole to host an antiques valuation event with the aim of raising funds for Cherry Tree Nursery Charity towards its Sheltered Work Opportunities Project. Max Beaumont and his team of specialists will be on hand to offer valuations between 10am - 12pm on Saturday 10th February. Max comments ‘This is a perfect opportunity to see what your antique treasures are really worth, whilst supporting a great cause’ ‘Jewellery, Silver, Ceramics, Paintings, Sculpture, Collectables and if you have an item of furniture, simply bring a photograph and the team can help - no appointment necessary!’ A recommended cash donation of £5 per item is advised with all final proceeds raised going to Cherry Tree Nursery. Address: Hillier Wilson, 188 The Broadway, Broadstone, BH18 8DP. Tel: 01202 283220 or email


Insurance valuation of artworks and collections department - Bournemouth University

We were delighted to have been recently instructed by Bournemouth University to conduct a valuation for Insurance Replacement Purposes of the artworks and sculpture held at Poole House. The University house an impressive array of works by some of Dorset’s leading and recognised artists including Peter Joyce, Brian Graham, Alastair Michie, Jeremy Gardiner, Martyn Brewster, Anthony Hedgecock, Richard Devereux and Tim Harrisson. It was a sheer joy having the opportunity to examine these works closely and thank you to all of the artists that have kindly assisted me with this extensive project. We look forward to working closely with BU in the future in the development of the arts.

Hundreds raised at Charity Valuation Day - 2023

Max Beaumont and his team of specialists were on hand to value a range of Antiques, Jewellery, Paintings and Collectables, which saw members of the public bring in their treasures and curios, for appraisals, in return for a donation which went directly to Chestnut & Cherry Tree Nursery for their Sheltered Work Opportunities Project. Max commented ' We were packed, from start to finish we saw over 30 people who patiently queued and enjoyed refreshments and cakes which were made by volunteers at the Nursery'. Maria Tidy, Community Liaison Officer at Cherry Tree commented ' Max and his team helped raise just shy of £300 for the charity, in which we are delighted and we look forward to having them back again soon in early 2023'. 

Images L to R - Maria Tidy, Max Beaumont and Freddie Gilder

Charity Antiques Valuation Day at Chestnut Nursery, Northbourne

Chestnut & Cherry Tree Nursery have teamed up with antiques specialists Max Beaumont Fine Art & Consultancy of Poole to host an antiques valuation event, with the aim of raising funds for its Sheltered Work Opportunities Project. Max Beaumont and his team of specialists will be on hand to offer valuations between 10am - 12pm on Saturday 22nd October. Jewellery, Silver, Ceramics, and if you have an item of furniture, simply bring a photograph and the team can help - no appointment necessary! A recommended cash donation of £5 per item is advised with all final proceeds raised going to Cherry Tree Nursery. Address: Cherry Tree Nursery, Off New Road Roundabout, Northbourne, BH10 7DA Bournemouth. 

Tel: 01202 283220

Over £500 raised for Dorset Charity at Antiques Valuation Day

Max Beaumont Fine Art & Consultancy were delighted to have teamed up with Broadstone Golf Club in support of Dorset based charity Cherry Tree Nursery. The antiques valuation event, which was organised by Max and his team of specialists,  saw a range of interesting and curious items including pocket watches, jewellery, coins, ceramics and silverware. A charity raffle was also held, which led to a grand total of £575 passed across to Cherry Tree. Tish Borrowman and Maria Tidy of Cherry Tree added " A very special thank you to Max and Broadstone Golf Club for their wonderful support".

Image L to R - Alan Clarke, Maria Tidy, Max Beaumont and Tish Borrowman

Broken violin destined for dump sells for £1800!

An antique violin that was destined for the dump makes a small fortune. Max, made the discovery after photographs were emailed to him after an initial telephone conversation about a “house full of stuff”. The client, who decided to have a ‘spring clean’ was shocked to discover the old violin, was actually a 19th century rarity and worth a small fortune. Max comments ‘My client was completely shocked by the news and thought I was initially joking when I picked up the violin and told him’ ‘He said that they were going to send it to the dump, but decided to make contact after a recommendation by a family friend’.

Rare 17th century book discovered in Dorset “hoarders” home

A rare 17th century book was unearthed in Sherborne whilst on a routine antiques valuation. Max, discovered the book whilst conducting a routine probate valuation for a firm of solicitors. He recalls the moment, whilst searching through ‘hundreds’ of books and papers and commented “I went into the gentleman’s study and began searching through piles of papers and there hidden in in a brown paper envelope was the book. I opened the envelope expecting to find more personal papers but was shocked to discover the book - The History of the most renowned Don Quixote of Mancha and His Trufty Squire Sancho Pancha. It was printed in London in 1687 and is believed to be a rare survivor.” The book, which was sold by auction on behalf of the estate realised a hammer price of £650. 

Charity Antiques Valuation Event

Wednesday 15th September 2021 - Appointment only

We are delighted to have teamed up with Broadstone Golf Club in the spirit of charity to host a Antiques Valuation Event in aid of Cherry Tree Nursery. 

Meet the specialists

Max Beaumont FRSA: Silver, Watches, Paintings, Ceramics & Miscellaneous.

John Condie (BA Hons): British & Continental Ceramics, Glass & Miscellaneous.

Freddie Gilder NAG: Jewellery. 

Martin Pye: Coins, Medals & Militaria. 

Recommended donation of £5 per item (minimum £10) cash or cheque. 

Please call 01202 693363 between 9:30am - 11:30am Monday - Thursday prior to book your slot. There will also be a charity raffle which has been supported by a number of Broadstone Businesses. Tickets can be purchased directly at the Club for £10 a strip.

Raffle includes:

£40 KHD Voucher

£30 Whittles Voucher

Sunday Lunch at BGC for 4 worth £60

BGC Swing Room Experience worth £50

Appropriate Fitness 1hr Personal Training worth £30

Costa Coffee Goodie Bag 

Fine Wines

And more.....

For Further information, send us an email via our contact page. We hope to see you there!








A virtual auction held via an online platform has help raised over £1500 for a Poundbury based charity. The Brownsword Hall located in Poundbury outside the Historic County Town of Dorchester, is a popular landmark to local residents. Unfortunately, due to the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic, the hall had cancelled most of its year-schedule causing a high loss in its annual revenue. The auction (November 2020) which was organised by the Brownsword Hall charity was to raise funds in aid of improvements to and maintenance of the hall and its equipment.

Max Beaumont was appointed to host the evening as Auctioneer which proved highly successful. Max Beaumont Fine Art & Consultancy also donated one of its popular Insurance Valuation services to the event. This led to being one of the most popular lots in the evenings schedule, causing fierce bidding amongst the auctions participants. 

For enquiries of our Covid-safe Auctioneering services, please go to our "Contact" page. 





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Patron: Poole Pottery Collectors' Club

We are proud members of the following Societies:

Fellow of The Royal Society Arts (FRSA)

The Silver Society


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