(This table was sold through iNVISeDGE for AU$319 in 2007. Today in 2020 I’d price the exact same trolley in iNVISeDGE at around AU$395 – stunning piece!)
SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THIS PIECE FURTHER BELOW (WRITTEN IN 2007)
If you have a similar item to sell AND YOU’VE SOLD AT LEAST 5 ITEMS 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 (and sell it for around $395). 12.5% COMMISSION FEE (or possibly less for shop owners). We will work at bringing new clientele into your shop or your market stall. We’d need about 10 photos from all angles- your photos would have to be about as good as those shown in this listing. (Read our blog on how to take good furniture photos if you need pointers.) If you were the buyer of this exact piece and would like to sell it now, we’d be happy to represent it again on your behalf and you’d make a tidy profit from selling the piece even after our commission fee is deducted!
SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THIS PIECE WRITTEN IN 2007
Background Info and Provenance
Stunning! This art deco trolley is probably the best of these I’ve seen. I love the curvaceous shape and black vitrolite glass. The vitrolite not only adds a fantastic designer touch, but it also gives this one extra investment appeal. Vitrolite has not been produced since the 1950s and 60s, therefore it’s becoming quite rare – the vitrolite also helps to verify the age of the piece. This is a great investment- it’d be at least 65 years old and has a stunning timeless look that’d work brilliantly in many designer interiors. If you’ve been after one of these, this is your lucky day; I doubt you’ll find another as cool or distinctly deco. (That description was written in 2007- trolley has SOLD but we’re always endeavouring to stock items like this. Keep clicking on our NEWLY LISTED Category on the Home Page so you don’t miss any of our new finds.)
Overall this trolley is in excellent condition. The chrome frame is in excellent condition- it is the original finish from the deco period and has lasted incredibly well. This chrome finish is different to the majority of these I see and is much more durable. When I got it, it had green aging like what happens to silver- this was very easy to polish back. It now has no noticeable aging at all after all these years which leads me to believe that this finish is better than normal chrome. After polishing it looks great as the photos show. The vitrolite (black glass) trays are also both in excellent condition with only a few scratches which are not noticeable- incredible for a piece that has been used for around 65 years. The wheels are in good condition and the trolley rolls across the floor properly. One of the metal supports that holds the tray is missing a screw but the previous owner has used some wire to secure it. The wire does the job well and because it’s under the vitrolite it is not noticed at all (this is mentioned only to be completely accurate). I’d give it a 9 if 10 was perfect condition for a piece of this age. It measures approx. 85cm long at it’s longest point, 45cm at its width and has a total height of about 68cm. The top tray height is 54cm. Read my 650+ feedback comments (ALL for furniture SALES) to be assured that I strive to describe all my items as accurately as I can.
VIEWINGS, PICK-UP and Delivery Freight Info ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
This item is located in SYDENHAM, 8km South of SYDNEY City. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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 1150+ ebay feedback comments (ALL for vintage furniture/decor SALES-100 or so are from repeat customers). I have had no negative feedback in over 15 years selling on ebay 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 the 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. I will inform all iNVISeDGE customers of the transport carriers best suited to their job, what each carrier charges and their strengths. 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. Our experience in the area will ensure you’re looked after and the freight process will be seamless and easy. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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 $250 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- $250 is about the average. Smaller items are less than $250. 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.) _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
On occasions a DIRECT BANK DEPOSIT can be made at the time of collection. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
On occasions CASH payment when you collect your item may also be available. Confirm prior to purchase if you need this. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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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