Frequently Asked Questions
Do you buy antiques and collectables from people like me?
Yes, most of our stock is purchased privately. As well as true upmarket antiques, we also seek anything interesting from days gone by, as well as 'vintage' or 'retro'. Feel free to bring your items to the shop or phone us to arrange an appointment for us to come to you. Contact Doug on 0412 040 157.
Is your shop dark, musty and full of uninviting old stuff?
No, our lighting is good, we're big on cleanliness, we run air conditioning during the warmer months and bright 'feel-good' music is piped throughout the centre. While we do stock traditional antiques and collectables, it is always interesting and well presented. We sell a lot of good vintage/retro too, with most of our buyers aged between 25 and 50.
Do you deliver?
Yes, we deliver most furniture items locally for $50 and to other destinations by arrangement.
Do you provide appraisals?
No, we simply buy and sell. We occasionally host a Valuation Day, a fundraiser for Organ Donation Awareness. See "Events" on our website for more details.
Do you take items to sell on consignment or hire out stock items?
Is your shop full of reproduction or shabby chic stuff?
Definitely not. We work hard to maximise the authenticity of our stock, both furniture and bric-a-brac. When we do offer something not so old, we clearly describe it as such, so you can buy with confidence.
Do you sell 'restorables'?
No, we go to a lot of effort to have any necessary repairs made to our stock before we display items for sale. Its 'ready to go' and you don't need to waste precious time making or organising repairs.
Why would I purchase antique or used when I can buy new?
The short answer is WHY WOULDN'T YOU? Apart from superior quality, value and uniqueness, it's also an awesome way to recycle. That's why we say RECYCLE IN STYLE! Besides, these days many people are 'mixing and matching' old with new. There are no rules anymore.
Aren't antiques simply for snobs and the wealthy?
No way. Anyone can own a select 'stand-out' item or two, right up to decorating the entire house. Compare prices with modern alternatives. You'll be surprised by the affordability of antiques.
How can I learn more about antiques and collectables?
Ask lots of questions. Most dealers are happy to answer intelligent questions from supportive customers. Read, read and read. There is a huge amount of info 'out there', from bookshops to the internet. And observe descriptions and prices at antiques outlets and fairs. You'll learn quickly, and it's fun too.
Do you provide a restoration service?
Sorry, but we sometimes struggle to keep up with restoring our own treasures! BUT, we're happy (when we can) to recommend several excellent local craftsmen/women. Please feel free to enquire.