Frequently Asked Questions

 

How can I see your pieces in person?

Our pieces are shown by appointment only. We do not have a showroom and individual pieces must be relocated for showing. Please use the Contact page to let us know what you are interested in, and when you'd like to see it. We are usually able to show pieces within a day or two and have flexible availability.

Tell me about your pricing...

The prices listed include a cash or local check discount. Since the majority of our customers pay this way, this allows us to keep our prices low. We are happy to accept credit cards; please add 2.9%. All local purchases are subject to the Maine sales tax of 5.5%. Out-of state personal checks must be held 14 days to clear.

Our prices reflect the current market value of similar pieces as well as the condition. Our customers include both collectors of Danish and Mid-Century design, as well as people who simply appreciate the look and functionality of this furniture. We carry both highly collectible fine designer furniture as well as non-designer beautiful vintage pieces we appreciate, at a wide variety of price points.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

We are located in southern Maine, about 2 hours north of Boston in the greater Portland area. We are generally available to show pieces within a few days of contacting us.

DO you ship/deliver furniture?

Yes. We have a variety of shipping and delivery options and are happy to help with arrangements. Costs are dependent on item size and delivery address.

DO you do Appraisals?

Yes. We have a combined 40 years experience identifying mid-century furniture and assessing value. We would be happy to help you determine value for sale or insurance purposes. Rates vary depending on services, starting at $25 for a quick email appraisal.

What is the condition of these pieces?

We only sell vintage items. Most of our items are in very good to excellent vintage condition. We often do restoration work on special pieces. Since our customers have a wide range of budgets,  we sometimes have lower-cost pieces in less perfect condition, which will be noted in the description. We try to be as careful as possible in cataloging damage or issues in our descriptions, but understand that this is vintage, used furniture and is not brand new, showroom condition. If you have any specific questions, or would like more details about a piece, please contact us.

Vintage Danish furniture catalog advice

Why are the leaves of dining tables a different color than the tops?

Danish furniture is not stained, so the beauty of the wood shows through. However, the natural wood is then unprotected from sun and time. Teak, walnut, and rosewood are photo-reactive woods. In most cases, the table leaves or extensions are rarely used - so rarely exposed to sunlight- and will be a different color than the tabletop. Interestingly, period furniture catalogs noted this and offered some creative ideas for keeping the wood matched over time:

Do you buy furniture as well?

Yes. We purchase mid-century and Danish furniture and estates. Let us know what you are interested in selling.

Do you allow returns?

Since all pieces are vintage, with some expected use and wear, we cannot accept returns on any item. We do our best to accurately represent each item, and are happy to provide you with as much information as possible before purchasing. All pieces are sold as-is and all sales are final.

DO YOU ALLOW TRADE-INS?

No. Due to the nature of the vintage furniture business, our policy is not to accept trade-ins on pieces previously purchased.