Our expertise

We examine every item we acquire ‘inside and out’ to confirm its authenticity.


Scientific Analysis – when necessary we send wood and paint samples to laboratories for analytical age testing.

Full transparency – Any significant restorations to a piece are fully described and will also be outlined clearly in the invoice paperwork that you receive.

Globally Recognised as Experts

As Apter Fredericks, we regularly exhibited at international art fairs where every item on display must be individually examined and fully vetted by an independent expert committee. Furthermore, Harry Apter sits on the vetting committee for the Masterpiece Fair in London and the Winter Antique Show in New York and has previously sat on the committee for The International Show in New York.

Relationships with museums

As Apter Fredericks, we have supplied museums around the globe, including: the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Birmingham Museum of Fine Arts, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, the Judges Lodgings Lancaster and Ham House.

We have worked with the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Sir John Soane Museum, the Museum of London, the Huntingdon, the Bowes Museum, the San Antonio Museum of Art, The Chrysler Museum, The National Trust and English Heritage.

We give ongoing advice to several important and acclaimed private collectors in the UK and US, and have supplied members of the British and other Royal Families.