We know we are asking a lot of you to purchase from us "sight-unseen". This is why we visually inspect and also "sniff test" every item we advertise. When taking pictures, we are seen lifting seat cushions to look for pet hair and stains or odors; we also open drawers to look and smell for any issues. It sounds funny, but isn't this what you would do if shopping in a resale environment? We try to be YOUR eyes and YOUR nose. We will not list any items that smell like smoke or mildew (every nose is different, but ours are pretty sensitive). If a leg looks like a puppy may have used it as a chew toy - we will bring this to your attention. Water marks - we'll tell you about those too. If something needs reupholstering - we'll let you know.
We describe every item with a "rating" included.
Pristine - The item looks nearly new. It might not be 100% perfect, but even new merchandise lacks perfection. Remember - these pre-owned items are made by humans. A pristine item looks as good as you can get for a used item.
Excellent - The item looks beautiful and may need some very minor cosmetic touch-up. As soon as you accessorize, many of these issues will disappear.
Very Good - The item is a great piece with a little more reviving needed. Scratches and dings are more visible.
Good - A great piece with great potential if you are willing to put in some effort.
Showroom Floor Sample - The item has been on display in a showroom. Never used in a home. It could have light signs of wear.
Excellent Vintage - The item is old and in excellent condition for it's age. Expect to see some signs light of use and wear with expected patina.
Very Good Vintage - Still an old item. A great piece that has a good structure but in need of more reviving.
Good Vintage - The item is a great old piece with great potential if you are willing to make the effort with some restoration.