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Penchant for Antique Furniture - Sourcing, a Growing Trend
Up until now, individuals spent hours, even years, hunting high and low to furnish their homes with antiques of their choice. In todays’ busy world, people are finding they have less time to do so. So what can they do to get what they want?
lovingly and painstakingly furnished with an array of antiques, each with
its’ own character and individuality. It takes your breath away and fills
you with joy, no matter how often you lay eyes on them. But where did they
all come from?
Up until now, individuals spent hours, even years, hunting high and low to
furnish their homes with antiques of their choice. In todays’ busy world,
people are finding they have less time to do so. There has been a boom in
requesting a specialist to source furniture, but without the expensive
price tag of a commissioned buyer.
Château Rustique, bespoke antique and vintage furniture sourcers and
suppliers, have found that clients requirements are changing. “We are
finding that our clients find what they want on our website and then say
‘please find me one like that!, rather than just buying what we have in
stock.” co-founder, Gail Marsh, reports.
The propensity is leaning toward appointing someone to source the
furniture people do not have the time to source themselves. It seems that
those who are looking for that unique piece of furniture are finding what
they want from the internet and then asking for it to be found by a
specialist, such as at Château Rustique, on the same shoe string budget as
before. But how is this working?
“We do not have contracts or ask for a retainer of any sort. Our clients
tell us what sort of furniture they are looking for and their budget. As
we are out and about all the time hunting for that elusive piece of
furniture for our website, we offer a no obligation service whereby, if we
come across what we think they may be looking for, we either send them
images for them to make up their mind, or we take that risk and buy it. We
do not guarantee finding it, however! On the rare occasion something we
find does not suit their purpose, we list it on our website as part of our
stock. We would never buy anything unless we loved it and it suited our
range of furniture.” Adds Gail.
As more and more clients ask for that hard-to-find-
Rustique may have to change their policy! For now, small businesses such
as Château Rustique, have the willing staff and the zeal to keep scouring
countrysides to find antique lovers their furniture dream.
About us: www.chateaurustique.co.uk
Château Rustique brings you independently sourced, individual antique and
vintage pieces of furniture and home décor Accessories, either of French
origin and style, or English and European origin. This eclectic mix
focuses on a handful of delightfully varied furnishings culminating in
styles to suit all tastes. With echos of Provençal, Rustic, Régence,
Country, Farmhouse, and Châteaux, each item brings its' own charm and
story to tell. We also offer a sourcing service.