Even though I'm a customer that's particularly fastidious about detail, I've found Collectors' Corner extremely easy to work with; they reply their emails extremely promptly, and are able to source for hard-to-get antique pieces at reasonable pieces. When unavailable, they also produce high-quality reproductions in various exotic woods.
We have worked with Collectors Corner for over 20 years and have only ever received fantastic support, advice and service from their entire driven team. They are always just a call away and never hesitate to go above and beyond to help support our business needs. Their honesty is beyond repute and we would wholeheartedly recommend them for any business looking to expand their global horizons.
My buying trips around the world are never the same - some easier than others. Since my first visit to India in 2002, I've relied on Collectors Corner for their expert advice and support to find the right kind of inventory for my antique store. They will take care of everything for you, from hotels to transportation and shipping - very easy and very professional. I can't wait to get back.
I was fortunate enough to discover 'Collectors Corner" a few years ago by complete chance. I entered into a lengthy email chat with them and found their replies very straightforward and easy to understand. This led my wife and I to india on a discovery mission in relation to buying furniture for our business in south australia which we did in a very enjoyable manner. We have followed that first trip with many more and on each occasion we have been more than pleased with the result. All aspects are carefully taken care of, from the travelling to the buying to the packing and shipping but for us, the best part is the interaction between us and the whole Shah family. I am sure we have a friendship and bond that will last our lifetime.
Richard & Helen Hosking,
Adelaide, South Australia
Living with beautiful pieces of furniture is not a luxury but a necessity. The pleasure of living with a few meaningful pieces of possessions as accent pieces is something which excites many of us. Each piece has a unique character, its own charisma & spirit. Be it a shapely carved chair or a hand knotted rug or a glass blown lamp, it all holds something of the maker in them. We often take inspiration from antique pieces by understanding different types of woods, joinery methods and all the intricate & delightful details that accompany it. A mix of ideas between the makers & clients, practical requirements, experienced knowledge, personal tastes & budgets brings about the most beautiful pieces.
Why Indian Antiques
Decorative antiques from India are as varied as the people who've called the subcontinent home. That's because Indian objects include Hindu, Islamic, and Colonial sensibilities, to name but a very few. Some of the most sought Indian antiques were produced during the centuries when maharajas ruled, from roughly the early 18th century, when the collapse of the Mughal empire allowed smaller kingdoms and the English East India Company to remake the political landscape, to the mid-20th century, when the British were forced to finally quit India. Wood has remained a favorite traditional material of Indian craftsmen. Boxes made of sandalwood and Indian rosewood, give artisans a chance to show off a type of marquetry called sadeli, which mimics the appearance of inlay-bone, silver, and even gems are common accents. Inside these boxes, tight-fitting drawers and compartments create almost sacred spaces for game pieces, pens, andsewing tools such as thimbles.