Q: Where is your shop? Do you have a shop?
We do not maintain a public retail location any longer. Our entire catalog is pictured here, on our web site, and we run a number of our own shows during the year. By not having the expense of a retail facility, we can keep our inventory priced at a much more attractive level. We also can arrange appointments to view specific pieces as required, with some advance notice.
Q: Do you Specialize in any one Period or Type of Furniture?
Actually, we do not. I try to find and purchase things that you do not typically see in every other shop. Of course, we have many common items that you see elsewhere, as we ALWAYS get calls for them, but I strive to carry items with a unique quality. I love fancy, exotic woods, burled veneers, intricate carvings, etc. But also things that can be re-purposed for today’s needs and homes..
Q: How can I physically see something I saw on your website?
We can arrange an appointment to view anything on our site. We also take requests for inventory at our shows. Simply email us or call us to discuss.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, Visa, Master Card and Discover as payment options. We also accept Paypal and offer a generous layaway policy. Unfortunately we do not accept American Express.
Q: Who does your restoration work?
We do all of our own work. Any repairs and/or restoration is done “Period”. Or in other words, finishes applied are correct to the items original manufacture, any new wood repairs are “aged” to mimic the piece's age and character, etc.
Q: Do you do work for other people?
Yes, we do work for other people. Most repairs/restoration work is quoted on a time and material basis. We would offer estimates for both the cost of repairs as well as the time it might take to complete.
Q: How do I get in touch with you?
You can call us at 908-813-3193 and leave a message. Someone will get back to you shortly thereafter, generally within a day or so. Or you can email us at [email protected]
Q: When is your next show? Where?
Check our Events Page for dates and location of our next sale.
Q: How do I get there?
Q: Where do you get your things from?
We have a number of different sources for my inventory purchases. Among them, auctions, estate sales, other shops that I buy from, etc. Also, sometimes people will call me with things that they wish to sell. We do not buy out “entire house contents”, but prefer to “cherry pick”, or buy individual pieces instead.
Q: How often do you get new items in?
It varies, sometimes we will buy things on a weekly basis, other times it may be a month or more. We never really know when something we want will appear. Check back often. As we get things in, photos will be posted on “Just In”, with a description and pricing following thereafter. All new items will appear on the “Recent Acquisitions” page prior to being posted in their respective category. If something catches your eye, just email us or give us a call.
Q: You have a lot of items listed on your web site. How much do you typically carry in inventory?
It varies, but we typically have somewhere between 350 and 450 pieces in our inventory at any given time.
Q: Is everything in your inventory on the web site?
Unfortunately, no. As we acquire things all the time, it’s a constant battle to get things photographed and listed. The addition of our “Just In” page is an attempt to get things posted faster, however there is always a lag. Maybe something is in the process of restoration and not photo ready, or just came in. Lots of reasons. The best thing is to drop us an email or phone call if you have a specific need or are looking for a specific piece. And don’t forget to post on our “Wish List" page.
Q: What do you mean by "generous layaway policy"?
We offer a “NO INTEREST” layaway program, details of which can be found on our “Policies page”
Q: Do you deliver?
Yes, delivery can be arranged if needed. Depending on location, delivery charges may apply. They would be quoted upon request.
Q: Do you take requests?
Yes, we maintain an active “Wish List” for customers looking for a specific item, or looking to fill a particular need.
Q: How do I get on your "Wish List"?
Visit our "Wish List" page and fill in as much information as you are able. The more information the better, as it helps us to match items to people as they come in.
Q: Do you buy things from other people?
Yes, we do. However, we do not buy every piece that we look at.
Q: Do you have a mailing list?
We maintain both an email mailing list as well as a snail mail list. Emails are sent out regularly with lists of new acquisitions, upcoming shows information, general news, etc. The snail mail is used predominantly to send written notices of upcoming shows. Please note, we NEVER sell or share your contact information with anyone else.