A while back I promised to tell you about taking home furniture and brocante treasure after a stay here.
Experience has taught me the importance of working with reliable contacts, and I am happy to have found an excellent shipper who will come and pick up goods here in Normandy, and take them to Paris where they are packed carefully and loaded into a container.
Often clients who come here wish to shop for more than just postables, they may wish to take back an old French armoire, a mannequin, some tables and chairs ..... you get the picture. It could be for a store back home, or often just for personal enjoyment.
I am happy to show them around, take them to the best dealers to match their wish-list, help them negotiate and choose.
When we are home, goods are stored in our barn until the transporter comes to collect. A full inventory of all the purchases is created.
Goods are taken from here, carefully protected for transport to Paris, where they are repacked for a container, either by air or by sea freight. Chandeliers are hung inside purpose built crates, paintings protected and packed individually, table legs padded and glass-ware wrapped as carefully as a baby!
The advantage of working with people like this is that you don't have to fill a whole container. This picture for example represents about 10 cubic meters. The transporter creates wooden crates to hold the goods, and these crates are put into a container with other crates for the same destination - grouped container shipping!
If you are interested in buying in the countryside, where the prices are more reasonable than in Paris, and having help to get the goods home, you are welcome to drop me a mail. I'll give you prices and more detail on the shipping procedure.
Also, you may like to know that there are still just 2 places left on the September brocante tour, where there will be plenty of opportunity to find furniture and other treasures!