Founded in 1975, and celebrating our 46th Year in the Trade in 2021, Applecross are Professional Dealers in 18th – 20th Century Antiques and Vintage Collectables, plus Auction, Trade, Exhibition and Museum Catalogues, together with Art and Antiques Journals and Reference Works ~
Trading Antiques Online from our own website since 1999, we seek to offer to our clients, Courteous, “Old-Fashioned”, but above all, Professional Service, of the sort that, sadly, is now all too often regarded as “Out of Date” in today’s business environment ~
Our stock is, for the most part, sourced at auction, and can thus be shown to have been acquired both legally and fairly within a properly regulated professional arena. Once purchased, all items are carefully researched prior to their being offered for sale, and are then honestly presented and listed in a spirit motivated by our desire to ensure that Applecross is run in a wholly ethical manner ~
Our Guarantee unconditionally guarantees that all stock offered by our Online Store is as represented, and all purchases are supplied by us in good faith, together with our detailed Online Receipt and Certificate of Authenticity ~
Furthermore, for your peace of mind, Our unique Applecross Warranty invites you to “Buy it, Enjoy it, and Take Good Care of it”, subject to which conditions, we undertake to accept back any item, other than books, catalogues and journals, purchased from us, and to credit the full original sale price against your next purchase should an item no longer be required ~
Once your order has been placed with us, it will normally be packed and shipped within 24 business hours of fully cleared settlement. All orders, whether intended for delivery within the U.K. or overseas, are dispatched via Royal Mail Express, Tracked, Services and are delivered Free of Charge within the U.K. ~
We are delighted to be celebrating Ten Years membership of Selling Antiques, the U.K.’s largest antiques website ~ You can enjoy a selection of our stock listed with them here.
Antiques to Buy
Fully convinced of the benefits of marketing antiques online since attending AntiqueNet’s seminars at the 1999 Spring NEC Antiques for Everyone Fair, we are delighted to now be numbered amongst the Founder Members of Antiques to Buy ~
Enjoy browsing a carefully curated selection from our extensive inventory of Warranted Antiques and Vintage Collectables, all of which may be purchased instantly from your keyboard or mobile phone and dispatched to your home or store within 24 business hours via a Royal Mail Express Tracked service
Although the Covid lockdown has meant that antique shops and markets are generally closed and the Antiques Fairs circuit has for the moment ground to a halt, thankfully, the Internet means that we can still, all of us, continue to enjoy our Antiquing ~
To Buy Or Not To Buy Antiques?
It has never been our policy to recommend that our clients should buy antiques for investment, despite the vogue for “alternative investments” promoted in some quarters during recent years. The market for art and antiques is driven by many factors, not the least of which is fashion, the result being that, just as with stocks, rather like a game of “Snakes and Ladders”, the index of prices can slide down just as quickly as it can spring up ~
With this in mind, we recommend that, when considering a purchase, you should ask yourself three simple questions. Do I like it? Do I want it? and of course, Can I afford it? If the answer to all three questions is Yes, then, go right ahead, buy the item and enjoy it. Should your purchase subsequently prove to have been a good investment, as indeed many collectors have found to be the case, then consider that good fortune as a bonus. That said, we would nonetheless emphasise that it remains our policy strongly to caution against buying antiques for investment with financial appreciation as your primary aim ~
The underlying reason for this was succinctly, if waspishly summarised by the critic, the late A.A. Gill who wrote, ~ “There is a reason that art dealers, auctioneers and curators don’t have the gravitas of consultant surgeons, professors of astrophysics or even botanists. It’s because the art world is built, not exactly on a con, but on confidence, a collective agreement that a thing is what it pretends to be, not just what it appears to be, and that it has a value unencumbered by any practical application.” ~ Sentiments with which we wholly concur ~
Confident that you will not be disappointed, we invite you to try our 5* service and join our worldwide list of satisfied clients ~ Simply Click on the Products button above, to enjoy browsing a selection of the thousands of Warranted Antiques, Vintage Collectables, and Art and Antiques Reference Works that we currently have on offer, all of which may be ordered at the click of a button, and dispatched to your home or store within 24 business hours of fully cleared settlement ~