This vintage Douglas Snelling INSPIRED coffee table sold through my online ebay store way back in 2004 for $240. By 2007, I would have priced the exact table at around $360. These days in 2022 I’d sell this exact same table in iNVISeDGE for ABOUT $770 IF I ever found something like this again. SOLD! Keep following our NEWLY LISTED Category if you have interest in items such as this or follow us on Instagram! – www.instagram.com/invisedge .
This listing mainly appears for my REGULAR SELLERS so they know the types of coffee tables I’m wanting to stock in iNVISeDGE.
If you have a similar item to SELL AND YOU WANT TO SELL AS A PART-TIME THING THROUGH INVISeDGE (or you have an antique shop or market stall) I’d be very happy to list an item of this callibre online in iNVISeDGE (for around $770). 18.5% COMMISSION FEE for new sellers. (Less for shop owners who want to sell items directly through their shop, and want to reach a wider audience). If shop-owners supply us with good photos straight-up and want to regularly advertise items through iNVISeDGE, our commission fee will be 5.5% to 11% (negotiable depending on how many items you want to list and the terms of our agreement).
Items like this prove that good vintage and antique designs never go out of style and most will increase in value (at least along with inflation). This type of item is a perfect addition if you own any type of shop- customers love items like this and the history makes them a great talking point. If you bought this table from iNVISeDGE in 2005 and want to sell it now, get in contact with us- you’ll make tidy profit from selling it! (Even with our commission fee deducted.)
Background Info and Provenance
I can’t find the description I wrote for this back in 2004. I didn’t know the maker or designer back then and still don’t. It looks Douglas Snelling in style to me but I know of no definitive maker. It is from the same era as Grant Featherston Contour furniture but again I don’t think Featherston is the designer here. It’s definitely vintage c. 1950’s. I think it was designed and made in Australia. I love the biomorphic shape- the curves are stunning!
Apart from being stunning, the top is SOLID TIMBER with a Tasmanian oak veneer (it’s TIMBER under the veneer) so this coffee table is much better in quality than virtually ALL coffee tables out there of the same era (eg. ALL Parker tables from the early 1960’s onwards are CHIPBOARD under timber veneer). The quality of Parker furniture is nowhere near as good as something like this- Parker tables end up as landfill if they’re not used with care.
This is why I’d be keen to stock something like this in iNVISeDGE- it’s INVESTMENT furniture. Again, if you’re a regular iNVISeDGE SELLER- it’s a real investment piece built to be passed on from one generation to the next. If you’re a buyer and interested in items like this, keep following our NEWLY LISTED Category OR follow us on Instagram. instagram.com/invisedge .
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VIEWINGS . . . of furniture items will usually be possible (all furniture is in storage though). Send me a question and your phone number and/or email address if the photos and description don’t meet your needs. I can arrange an agent to go to the storage site if needed. Read my 1200+ ebay feedback comments (ALL for vintage furniture/decor SALES-100 or so are from repeat customers). I have had no negative feedback in over 19 years selling vintage items online and this has been my full-time occupation. This is your guarantee that I work hard to describe my stock as accurately as possible and will not stock items I can’t personally recommend. Some items I acquire don’t end up in iNVISeDGE because they don’t make the grade. (I sell these under a different user-name on ebay.) I have had furniture items go all over the world (sight unseen) and do everything that’s reasonably possible to make my customers happy with their choice to support my business.
PICK-UP . . . is accepted- professional delivery is preferred. This item is heavy and will require 2 strong people for pick-up. PLEASE NOTE- I live in Brisbane and run this business from Brisbane. PICK-UPS and VIEWINGS will be facilitated by a sub-contractor (someone who is NOT an employee of iNVISeDGE). I recommend that customers use a specialist furniture carrier for larger furniture items- these people know what they’re doing and come with what’s needed to look after your investment. I’ve seen too many customers try to force things in the back of 4WDs or put something in a trailer not protected. (If you’re hiring a trailer it makes no sense- the cost of professional delivery is comparable to hiring a trailer!) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
We help customers with freight arrangements in every way we can BUT booking in transit (and paying for freight) is the responsibility of THE BUYER. I made a conscious choice to get rid of my vehicle in 2009 (for environmental reasons) so I have a depth of experience in the area of furniture freight. CUSTOMERS WILL BOOK IN THEIR OWN FREIGHT so they’re in control of what’s happening and will know exactly what’s going on. At any time though customers have the option to consult with us about the freight of their item. Our experience in the area will ensure you’re looked after and the freight process will be as seamless as we can make it. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
A ROUGH IDEA OF FREIGHT PRICES by specialist professional FURNITURE carriers. . . LOCAL DELIVERIES tend to be ABOUT $70 to $100 for a ONE-MAN delivery (for ONE standard sized item eg. 3.5-seater sofa or a set of 6 dining chairs). If you live over 25km away from the item, delivery will be AROUND $120 but it depends on various factors such as access issues and when you can receive the item. Sydney is a little more expensive compared to Brisbane (as another example) . . . . . . . “Normal” INTERSTATE DELIVERY (eg. Brisbane to Sydney OR Melbourne to Sydney) is generally about $240 for ONE standard-sized item (eg. a 3.5-seater sofa or a set of 6 dining chairs but it can depend on various factors. Sometimes it will be cheaper- $240 is about the average. Smaller items are usually around $150. If you have a really big sofa (as an example) it will usually be around $280. These prices are given so you have a rough idea of whether interstate delivery might be an option for you. If you are unsure about it all please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
We accept DIRECT BANK DEPOSIT. We send photographic ID of the store owner (Michael Grealy) to all customers at the point of purchase, along with media articles about iNVISeDGE that have photos of Michael Grealy in them (most of these articles are about 10 years old). Your payment will be paid into an Australian ANZ bank account under the name Michael Grealy (or iNVISeDGE). Please read our ebay feedback spanning more than 15 years for irrefutable proof of our online trading history and reputation. Ebay feedback can be left by LEGITIMATE PAYING customers only! Additionally please be aware that in Australia ALL consumers are protected BY LAW if the goods or services they buy are not as described. (But this should be of no concern- in our first 15 years of trading we have over 1150 positive ebay feedback comments and ZERO negative feedback comments.) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Other payment methods are available but problematic and may incur additional fees. Tell us prior to purchase if you are unable to feel 100% confident with our trading history and payment methods so we can negotiate something else with you.
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