Thursday, December 23, 2010

Snowed In

Anyone who thinks being an antique dealer is an easy or glamorous job might want to stop and think again. Whenever I tell people we're going away to buy, they respond with groans and 'can I get in your suitcase?' This is the UK in the final days of Wallrocks buying trip and this is the driveway in which the container had to be packed. It might look like the white Christmas you've always wanted but it's an antique dealer's worst nightmare. Not only does winter buying mean traipsing warehouses that are several million degrees colder than the negative temperatures outside them, but this particular trip the container could not get in until the entire driveway had been shovelled clear ... by hand.
Under this blue tarp, sits what will be our new arrivals next year. Not only were we unsure that Nick would even get home on a plane as a result of London's brilliant cold weather runway preparation, but the likelihood of the container being packed and leaving the dock seemed dubious as well.
Fortunately the container was packed, and Nick somehow avoided sleeping in a Heathrow corridor!
Here is a sneaky peak of a couple of stunners that are arriving back in the next container. Hope you enjoy and have a very happy Christmas and New Year!

This is an unbelievable 1920's French Art Deco king size bed with shaped panels of radiating Flame Mahogany, crested with carved shells. Just look at the detail! Enquire about this antique bed
This is a really beautiful 19th century, circa 1880 Italian painted queen size bed with its beautiful original painted provincial Italian scenes. The panels have been bordered with entwined gilded leaves.

Enquire about this antique bed.

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