I responded to their ad in the LA Times with interest in selling a Kieth Haring print I have owned for almost 20 years. Andrew Morris indicated that he had clients that might be interested. He came to my home the next day to check out the condition of the print. We agreed on the commission should he sell the print and he took the print after we agreed on a reasonable price for the piece. Within two weeks, as he had promised, he call to tell me that he had sold the print at the high end of the agreed upon selling price. Five days later I received a check.Stuart Antiques, Andrew Morris, delivered on every level and I could not be more pleased. I'm writing this review because I had reviewed Yelp reviews before I met with Andrew, they were not good and I was reluctant to do business with Stewart. I'm glad I ignored the reviews and I trusted my property with Steward Antiques. Good decision!
I recently purchased an antique Louis Vuitton Damier trunk as a gift for my wife. I gave Randall Barbera a call at the beginning of March. Per his request, I sent him pictures of my trunk. He told me the trunk looked like it was in good shape and quoted me a price of $2,000-$2,500 for the “restoration.” I was told it that they would call me with updates during the process. After I sent my trunk, the updates never came. I followed up every couple weeks or so and received e-mails that they had not started yet but would reach out when they did. I finally heard from Lisa who stated they started “cleaning” my trunk (while working on 3 others) and that it would look fabulous when they were finished. We never had any conversations about the trunk or any particulars. She told me the truck looked “wonderful” When I did receive pictures, I was very upset because the trunk didn’t look restored at all. It merely looked like they cleaned it a bit. I was later told how the trunk was not in good condition (despite both he and Lisa telling me otherwise) and that thy worked two straight weeks, 7 days a week, 10-12 hours a day on this trunk. This is while Lisa told me they were working on 3 trunks at the same time. At this point I have paid $2,500 for someone to clean my trunk, not the restoration I was promised. As you can imagine, I have been asking for some of my money back. At first they agreed to give me $500 back (it should be half), and after I agreed, they hit me with a non-disclosure agreement which would not allow me to leave this review. Obviously, I did not sign.
If you have an old house, this store is a fantastic resource for hardware. We replaced so many light switches and outlet covers with antique brass items from here. Not cheap, but worth it.
I purchased an item, online, from LA Vintage and despite me being in the UK, these guys were amazing. The customer service and support received through out the transaction was nothing short of perfection, at every opportunity Shepard (the sales person who was looking after my transaction) went the extra mile, including gift wrapping my order.I would have no hesitation purchasing from LA Vintage and wish every retail company was as helpful and supportive as LA Vintage.Big points for small business!
My Grandmother passed away. I called Stewart Antiques and spoke to Andrew, the charming owner. I consigned my Grandmothers paintings, sterling flatware and jewelry. I received checks promptly and for more than I expected.
I second the negative reviews....only by constant badgering did we get paid in installments, no less. We were in a very bad financial bind and they didn't care at all.
In the last 5 years I have not only sold items through Stewart Antiques, but also purchased a few pieces from them. Therefore, I was surprised to see the negative reviews. My experience with them has been GREAT! A friend of mine referred me to Stewart Antiques a few years back when I was trying to sell some jewelry. I had seen another local jewelry buyer and wanted a second opinion. Stewart Antiques was honest, fair and paid me for my items in the time frame promised. Since then I have returned to them on several occasions and even referred a few of my friends to them. If you haven't stopped by their gallery I highly suggest you do. They have very unique pieces. I was surprised to know that they also deal in Modern Art. These are my go to guys whether I am looking to sell something or looking to buy a gift. '
I was very happy with the service dealing with David and his company. My house needed some touch ups and adding several rugs in some areas that really needed something was a great solution.