The items were entrusted to you by the deceased during her lifetime,
for whatever reason.
Your are required to continue to hold them, until whoever is the
beneficiary of her estate, has the legal title to receive them.
Then, when that has been proved, hand over the items only when a
proper reciept is given to you for them…
If you have done work for the deceased on these items, for which you
are entitled to be paid, you need to present a bill to whoever is
settling the estate.
If you pay insurance to cover customers items in your care you are
entitled to some payment for storage.
Any request from relatives to hand over the items without the above
conditions has to be refused.
Put all transactions and answers to similar requests in writing on
your headed paper and keep hard copies.
Emails wont do.