New Container of Antique Furniture Just Arrived!

Although today is April 1st, it’s no joke that we just had an antique explosion at the EuroLux Antiques Gallery!EuroLuxGallery

Our latest container, filled to the brim with antique furniture, antique chairs, and vintage lighting, just arrived from France recently and I thought you might enjoy seeing photos of the EuroLux family unloading it!

 

Our 40 foot container was scheFrank,-James,-Greg,-Thereseduled to arrive at 8 am, but the trucker was already pulling into Newberry, SC when he called me at 7:15 am! We helped him back up to our back door and the hard work began.

Frank, on the ramp, is our Jack-of-All-Trades at EuroLux, and has been part of the family for the past 10 years. We sure appreciate him, as he has helped us unload every single container since we started our business. He brought along James and his grandson, Germaine, to help out.

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Therese-with-chairGreg usually stays in the container and helps Frank carefully pull out each piece of antique furniture, while Therese and I carry in antique chairs.

230chairs!

 

 

It normally takes us about five hours to unload a container full of antique furniture, but we hit a new record of two hours flat this time. Team score!

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More than 230 antique chairs just arrived on this container, so we will have some great sets of antique dining chairs soon. Kathy worked on unwrapping the chairs, while Frank and Germaine worked on unwrapping all of the pieces of antique furniture.

 

Antique Furniture

Many folks don’t realize that French antique furniture normally comes apart in pieces, so that it is easier to transport and carry into your home. After a container lands, we have a giant game of memory matching up all of the tops with the bottoms and middles!

After everything was unpacked, Therese organized the chairs into sets so that we could put them away into our chair racks. Then we all went out for salad and pizza buffet to celebrate another job well done.

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AimeeAvatarAimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Connect with or sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!

Santa Rosa, CA

There is a strange phenomenon in the Antique Furniture business that I cannot explain.  We may have a beautiful Antique Buffet or a striking Vintage Chandelier or an amazing Antique Clock for several months without having any email questions or phone inquiries about it, and then as soon as someone purchases that Antique Buffet or Vintage Chandelier or Antique Clock, it seems we could have sold it three times over!

That was the case with the wonderful Antique Renaissance Revival Buffet that just arrived at Pixie and Joe’s house in Santa Rosa, California today.  We had several people try to buy this piece after it was sold — if only we had three more just like it!

We often have folks ask us about our methods of shipping larger pieces of Antique Furniture.  We use a variety of blanket wrap vanline companies that specialize in moving Antique Furniture.  These companies carefully wrap the delicate areas of pieces and know how to pack the pieces in their trucks so that the items are not damaged during transit.  We do not ship via Freight companies, as Freight companies stack heavy pallets on top of one another to maximize space in the truck, and this would most certainly guarantee damage for Antique Furniture.

Our FREE SHIPPING via Vanlines for larger furniture includes “white glove delivery service,” which means that your piece of Antique Furniture will be brought into your home, put together in the place where you would like it to be, and all packing materials will be removed.  We do not ship curbside, as we don’t want our customers to have to struggle with moving and building heavy pieces of furniture. Our shipping companies are experts in handling and moving the pieces from their trucks and into your home, avoiding the damage that can happen when one doesn’t know the best way to move a piece of Antique Furniture.  Of course, all items are fully insured just in case there is a mishap along the way.

Pixie and Joe are still in the middle of remodeling the room where their lovely Antique Renaissance Buffet will ultimately reside, but it will be used in a large family room on a wall adjacent to the kitchen and the back deck and will hold overflow and urgent items.  We would love to see a photo once their room is finished, but in the meantime they sent photos of the exterior of their beautiful European French Country home.

Thanks for stopping by the EuroLux Antiques blog — please keep the photos and questions coming!

Aimee

 Aimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her best friend, Greg.  Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way.  She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina.  Connect with or sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!

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