As my business has become established and grown, I am finding antiques.co.uk to be an increasingly useful selling and display medium.
I purchased a stationary cabinet like the one you have. Mine is almost identical except it does not have the clock and I believe it is made of oak.
The fascinating part was the letter, etc that was inside. The letter is from 1835 and there is also a wedding invitation that dates back to 1856. Quite interesting!
I wasn't certain what the piece was called until I saw it on your website. I believe it may be around mid 1800's. Thanks for helping me discover the true meaning of the piece.
I've subscribed to Antiques.co.uk for two years now. It has produced many enquiries, and quite a few sales with some customers becoming regulars. The modest cost has been recouped many times over. For anyone with their own website, as I have, using an XML feed means that anything you put on your own website automatically comes up on Antiques.co.uk, saving a lot of time. For those without their own website, entering stock items on Antiques.co.uk is quick and easy. Good photographs are essential - simple, even with quite a modest digital camera.
Since I closed my last retail shop five years ago, I have traded solely via the internet. You can be on-line, and respond to enquiries, almost anywhere in the world. When selling on-line, reputation is all important, as it largely means taking you on trust for what may be a substantial amount of money. Absolute integrity and professionalism is essential. Any faults or restorations must be stated- as under EU law, a 'distance sale' customer is entitled to a full, unconditional refund provided an item is returned in the condition in which it was sent. For anyone wanting to expand their sales and contacts - and which of us does not? - I would recommend Antiques.co.uk as a means of increasing visibility, contacts and sales.
N.Bloom & Son
Hemswell Antiques Centre
Smugglers Cottage Antiques & Interiors is based in a period thatched cottage in Dorset. The proprietors, Roger & Victoria Garlick, specialise in an eclectic collection of antiques to include Oriental and Asian art, silver and bronzes. Roger has a wealth of knowledge dealing in find art and antiques gained over the last forty five years. He started out in the West End of London and ended up in a shop in Dorset specialising in Antique silver and jewellery. Roger has undertaken valuations for major banks, wealthy private individuals and some years ago was instructed by a West End firm of valuers to appraise the jewellery ands silverware of a major stately home in Southern Ireland.
We are absolutely delighted with all the enquiries leading to sales/purchases and with the friendly, helpful and professional service offered by Antiques.co.uk.
ACLE ANTIQUES, NORWICH
"Just thought I'd let you know that I've had three sales from a client who found us through Antiques.co.uk. He contacted us direct after a bit of Googling but it was as a direct result of the boost to our rankings through Antiques.co.uk
Our decision to join has been very worthwhile and paid for itself a few times over."
"I joined Antiques.co.uk late last year in order to reach a wider audience and to channel more traffic to my own website www.mansionhouseantiques.co.uk I have been delighted with the extra business sales I have managed to achieve and how through search engine promotion provided through Antiques.co.uk, all my individual items for sale can be easily found high up the listings of google.
The site layout is easy to work with and is user friendly and is interesting to look through with articles and new members joining regularly. Best of all is the very reasonable cost at just 15 pounds plus vat for a whole month of selling as much as you can.
There's no commission deducted from sales like on eBay and Iain Brunt who owns and runs the business is very quick to help and advise on any issues that might arise.
The sales I have achieved are ten fold and more than the monthly outlay of joining. It's easy to add stock and the site development has been added to and improved month on month.
I recommend everyone to join fast before there's a waiting list. I find Iain is interested in every individual whose business has joined and he is never hard to get to talk to and always rings you back. So join today and waste no time in getting started on the road to success with Antiques.co.uk today!"
Mansion House Antiques
Henri S Coronel
Fleur de Lys