After almost six years in my role as general manager, I feel confident with my pricing of our inventory. Additionally, I have several volunteers who are knowledge about pricing antiques. These two things mean we rarely mark things down. Since we have a no bartering policy – the price tag shows the amount you – or any other customer – will ever be asked to pay. End of story.
Or is it?
As we flip our calendar to a new month it seemed the perfect time to reassess the amount we were asking for furniture which has been in the store for a while. The result? Lower prices – much lower prices – on many pieces (especially antiques) which have been accumulating dust over the last few months.
Add in our usual week of great donation pickups and our inventory is jammed pack and priced to move! All we need is you, your VISA, MasterCard, Discover or cash and we’re ready to get down to business!
Stop in today from 1 to 8 or tomorrow from 9 to 4 to see up-close-and-personal the following items as well as the rest of our 30,000 square feet of inventory (though – technically – once the store opens today any of these posted items might be sold – always feel like I need to add that little disclaimer).
we have some unusual – and amazing – things in the store right now. This bronze Native American figure from the Pompeian Bronze Co. would have been made some time prior to 1920 – it’s one of a pair of bookends and we’re selling it for $295 (again – there is only ONE – I took several shots of the same figure from different angles)
gorgeous antique wash stand with soap stone top priced $195
beautiful large coffee table – heavy, solid – priced $165
lovely Ethan Allen glass top table with six chairs priced $295
buffet by Bernhardt for $85
fabulous leather sofa – leather worn, but in a good way – priced $345
this is a steel Art Deco dresser w/mirror (again everything is metal EXCEPT for the mirror itself) by Simmons that’s been painted green (would date back to 1920s or 1930s) in excellent condition! Leave as is or strip it down to original steel and put a clear coat lacquer on it to protect. Priced $745
two wonderful sofas by Smithe-Craft – both need some spot cleaning and there’s cat hair along back and bottom – priced $125 each
not in fabulous shape – but still some life left to this green sofa/recliner and loveseat/recliner – sofa is priced $35 and loveseat $25
fabulous pine table with two leaves and four chairs – needs refinishing – priced $145
nice Bassett sofa for $85
this is an ottoman that opens and a tray lifts out! Sweet! Priced $20
fantastic round glass top table with four leather chairs (leather is dark brown – looks sorta burgundy in this photo) priced $395 for the set
these two rolling gondolas were donated by Chico’s in Town Square Wheaton and are in excellent condition with 1/4 thick glass shelves that can be rearranged and are two sided. Use ‘em in your walk-in closet, or craft room or as room dividers in your kids’ room – they can be so much more than displays in a store – priced $1,195 each
great leather sofa priced $145
nice plaid loveseat for $75
great metal outdoor table for $50
clean – but faded – Smithe-Craft sofa for $45
Crate and Barrel sofa (only arm on one end) priced $40
lovely night stand or end table with four slim drawers priced $55
SEVEN piece sectional that can be configured in tons of different ways – priced $50 (just needs to be thoroughly cleaned)
beautiful teak dresser/secretary priced $135
funky chair – has issue with missing padding on seat cushion – priced $15
white IKEA bookcase priced $40
this is a gorgeous solid walnut antique dresser w/mirror priced $345 – donor gave us the history which included that it was “bought somewhere around Somerset, KY” and was brought to Illinois “on a raft down the Cumberland River about 1865-1875”. Wow – it’s over a 135 years old!
Lower prices are always good. Lower prices on quality used furniture where the proceeds are helping area kids and families through Outreach Community Ministries’ programs and services is icing on the cake!
And that, dear reader, is the sweetest kind of added value!