Unfortunately, the showroom will be closed next week from Thursday 26th January until Saturday 28th January. We hope to reopen on Tuesday 31st January as normal. We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause, but confirm that you can still contact me by email during this time.
WE HAVE NOW MOVED PREMISES
As many of you will already know, we have been looking to re-locate our showrooms for some time now and we are pleased to say we have found alternative premises and we have now moved into them. This therefore means that our Chichester showrooms are now closed, but our new premises will still be in the Chichester area.
We have really enjoyed our time in Chichester and working from the lovely Georgian building, but with the increase in trade from our web sites and the decline in visitors to the showroom, we feel that now is the time to relocate and increase our online presence, but rest assured, we will still continue to source some of the finest antiques available and offer them to you in exciting ways.
In the immediate future we will only be operating the business online, although items will be available to view by appointment, so please let us know if there is anything in particular you would like to see.
We are working on the new premises to enable us to show our amazing selection of stock in room settings and more details about this will follow in future Weekenders.
Over the next few months we will also be adding new features to our web sites and the Weekender, so please keep checking back.
OUR NEW JAPANESE WEB SITE IS NOW ONLINE
We are pleased to say that our new web site dedicated to just Japanese items is now online and can be viewed at justjapanese.net Here you will find a selection of antique and contemporary items from the Meiji period and the 20th century, including bronzes, ivory okimono's, silver, woodblock prints, Satsuma, studio pottery and much more, we hope you like it.
EXCHANGE RATES LOWEST FOR OVER 30 YEARS
For our overseas clients there has never been a better time to buy our antiques with the current exchange rates at a 30 year low, with the Dollar trading at just under $1.24 to the pound and the Euro at just under €1.15.
This represents a very large saving on prices prior to our vote to leave the EU and is certainly one to take advantage of, especially if combined with our price adjustments which are mentioned below.
So have a good look through the web site, find that amazing item and see how much better it looks with these extra savings.
NOT ALL THE STOCK IS IN THE SHOWROOM
If you are coming to the showroom to see a specific piece (especially paintings), then please check with us first as some items are in storage or out on loan for exhibitions and we may need a little time to get them back to show you.
We are currently going through our tickets prices and making adjustments to reflect current prices, some are going down and some are going up. . This week we have adjusted some of the prices for a number of paintings. To date we have adjusted about 150 prices, so please keep checking the web site for changes and bargains.