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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.



POLICIES

Antiques by GK values the opportunity to do business with you. As part of our business we provide a number of services. Following are the rules governing our interactions with our customers in our store, and on our website:

Layaway:

Evaluation: When selling your items we can provide you with our fair value offer to purchase. This is called an evaluation.

Appraisal: An appraisal is a written, item by item, report of replacement or liquidation prices for estate, insurance or various legal requirements. There is a fee for each appraisal. We offer full appraisals in all our areas of expertise. Please contact us directly for additional details.

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.

Website Use:

Content Our Website and Services contain graphics, information, data, and other content accessible by any User. All Content is owned and/or copyrighted by Antiques by GK or third party providers. The Content is protected under United States’ and other countries’ copyright, trademark and other laws and international treaty provisions, and may only be used in accordance with this limited use license. By using our website you automatically agree to abide by these provisions.

Scope This Privacy Policy describes how we handle your personal information for our services on the Antiques by GK websites, tools, applications, and services. It applies generally to the Antiques by GK website and content and other related websites where this policy appears in the footer of the page. By accepting the Privacy Policy and the User Agreement in registration, you expressly consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective upon acceptance for new users and is otherwise effective on January 1, 2012.

Collection You can browse our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to provide us with personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers located in the United States. We may collect and store the following personal information: • email address, phone number, physical contact information; • community discussions, chats, dispute resolution, correspondence through our site, and correspondence sent to us; • other information from your interaction with our site, services, content and advertising, including device ID, computer and connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the site, ad data, IP address and standard web log information; • information from other companies, such as demographic and navigation data; and We never store any financial information, such as credit card account numbers. Marketing We don't sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may combine your information with information we collect from other companies and use it to improve and personalize our services, content and advertising. If you don't wish to receive marketing communications from us or participate in our ad-customization programs, simply indicate your preference by following the directions provided with the communication or advertisement.

Use Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. You agree that we may use your personal information to: • provide the services and customer support you request; • troubleshoot problems; • prevent, detect, and investigate potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our User Agreement; • customize, measure and improve our services, content and advertising; • tell you about our services, deliver targeted marketing, service updates, and promotional offers based on your communication preferences; • compare information for accuracy, and verify it with third parties; • and other uses as described when we collect the information. Our Disclosure of Your Information We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Service providers under contract who help with our business operations (such as fraud investigations and website developers). Other third parties to whom you explicitly ask us to send your information (or about whom you are otherwise explicitly notified and consent to when using a specific service). Law enforcement, governmental agencies, or authorized third-parties, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity or any other activity that may expose us, you, or any other Antiques by GK user to legal liability. In such events, we will disclose information relevant to the investigation, such as name, city, state, ZIP code, telephone number, email address, User ID history, IP address, fraud complaints, and anything else we may deem relevant to the investigation. Other business entities, should we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity. (Should such a combination occur, we will require that the new combined entity follow this Privacy Policy with respect to your personal information. If your personal information will be used contrary to this policy, you will receive prior notice.) Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and our ability to keep the community free from bad actors, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement, other government officials, or other third parties without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity.

Information You Share on Antiques by GK If you access our sites from a shared computer or a computer in an internet café, certain information about you, such as your contact information, activity or reminders from Antiques by GK, may also be visible to other individuals who use the computer after you.

Security Your information is stored on our servers located in the United States. We treat data as an asset that must be protected and we protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, as you probably know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.

Third Parties Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document addresses only the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. If you disclose your information to others, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Antiques by GK does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

General We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended terms on this site. All amended terms automatically take effect immediately after being posted on this website.

 

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1705 Glenview RoadGlenview, Illinois 60025United States

Phone: 847-724-3059

gkrestoration@yahoo.com