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Antiques & Porcelain by GK
Antique shop buys, sells variety of treasures.
For those who love antiques, especially high-end European pieces, a visit to Antiques & Porcelain by GK is a must. Gunther and Gerlinde Kornmesser have owned stores in Glenview for 25 years.
“It takes years to build a good business,” Gerlinde says. “People know you do a good job when you have been around a long time.”
The couple travels to find the special pieces from silver and gold jewelry to paintings and bronze and porcelain figures. They specialize in European and American antiques. The Kornmessers have a broad knowledge and selection of early 18th century porcelain from Meissen, KPM, Berlin and Rosenthal.
“Whatever people are looking for we try to get it for them,” Gerlinde says. The shop takes items on consignment including military and World War II memorabilia. Gunther can provide customers with free certified appraisals.
In addition, jewelry repair and alterations are available and they buy gold and silver. Visit Antiques & Porcelain by GK at 1705 Glenview Road. For more information, call 847-724-3059.
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Evaluation: When selling your items we can provide you with our fair value offer to purchase. This is called an evaluation.
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Consignment: • Consignments are accepted by appointment only, with a limit of 20 pieces per consignor. • To be accepted on consignment, each item must have a resale value of at least $15, be clean and in good condition. Items not ready for the selling floor are subject to a 10% cleaning fee. • Seasonal items are accepted within three months of a holiday and are removed from the floor shortly after the holiday. After the 90 day selling period, the consignor will be notified. Item(s) must be picked-up within two (2) weeks of this notification, or the unsold item(s) will be considered a donation to Antiques by GK. • The consignor receives 50% of the selling price. • Checks are issued by Antiques by GK within 45 days of the sale of the consigned item(s). The consignor may pick up the check from Antiques by GK, or provide us with a self-addressed, stamped envelopes. • The consignor acknowledges that he/she is consigning all items at HIS/HER OWN RISK an Antiques by GK is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any loss due to fire, breakage, theft, burglary, mysterious disappearance, or any unforeseen cause.
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