Ownership of beautifully-made, functional domestic antiques has always been one the joys of collecting. They reflect the changing methods of manufacture, style and taste in home furnishing throughout the centuries and generations. It’s like living with history. 

Many people who wouldn’t necessarily describe themselves as collectors take pleasure and pride in acquiring good quality items of furniture either though the trade, at auction or through family inheritance.  

Many insurers don't provide cover for items like antique furniture under standard ‘home contents’ policies. Many such ‘contents’ insurance policies have a 'single article limit' that assumes that no single antique furniture item covered by the policy is worth more than the stated limit – or require you to individually list all objects which exceed a prescribed value.

Our insurance for antique items includes cover for accidental damage and theft and if you acquire a new piece, cover is automatically extended for a period of sixty days.

Get an instant quote based on your own valuation of your collection. Provided the total value is less than £250,000, you could be covered in minutes.

Call on 0845 213 7788 Mon - Fri, 9am to 5pm, excluding bank holidays.

Why choose Hiscox?

  • Hiscox have the experience, depth of knowledge, commitment and strength that collectors have come to rely on
  • The art world's mainstream insurer
  • Affordable cover for all your collections instantly online

Get a quote for your collection

  • No need to itemise your collection
  • Only pay for the cover you need
  • Collections under £250,000 accepted instantly. More valuable collections also covered - simply call us on 0845 213 7788

Need more help? Speak to our UK-based experts. Call us on 0845 213 7788

Another satisfied customer

Richard from Cheshire

"My collection has just grown over the years. It got to the stage where I dreaded the annual ritual of having to go around the house listing everything to be included on my annual home and contents policy. To save time, I ended up just renewing without including any new items I’d acquired. Of course, this meant I wasn’t properly insured."

"A friend recommended Hiscox Collections to me and now I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone else. It is so simple, quick and great value. Instant peace of mind."

"Even though I haven’t needed to speak with anyone at Hiscox about setting up my cover, it’s reassuring to know that my collection is now insured by one of the world’s most respected names."

Get a quote for your collection

  • No need to itemise your collection
  • Only pay for the cover you need
  • Collections under £250,000 accepted instantly. More valuable collections also covered - simply call us on 0845 213 7788

Need more help? Speak to our UK-based experts. Call us on 0845 213 7788