FRENCH VINTAGE LINENS AND ANTIQUES~
Where You Will Find Beautiful & Unusual Vintage Linens & Apparel and Antiques
When we opened our shop here on eBay we intended to specialize in French
vintage and antique linens, and that, frankly, is still our focus, but we added
AND ANTIQUES' to our name because we thought we might like, eventually to add
some special antique items to the shop. This is one such item.
French Wine Crate Ends Groups of 18, Made of Pine.
Sold as Craft Material So Many Uses
Wine Crate Ends from the Pine Boxes in Which Wine is Shipped
These wine crate ends are just about as ...'so French' ...as anything we have
in the shop!
This listing is for 18 various crate ends. They will vary from the photos.
We have taken the Vintage Pledge for our shop and these box ends don't meet
the 20 year old limit...BUT WE ARE SELLING THESE FOR CRAFT USE which is allowed.
We have seen them used here in France as Cupboard Doors, Tabletops, Cheese
boards and lots more.Give them a couple of coats of clear sealant '...et Voila!'
Great French decor!
The ends vary slightly in size ranging from approx. 12 to 13 inches ( 30.5 cm
to 33 cm) long with most being about 13 inches.The height varies from approx. 6
1/4 inches to 7 ( 16 cm to 17.7 cm) with most being about 6 1/2 inches (16.5
I'm sure you will think of lots of ideas for their use.
I'm thinking of making a table top and lots of cheeseboards to give as gifts...
Our preferred method of payment is by PayPal.
However we also accept all forms of payment offered by eBay.
Please take time to read our Shipping, Insurance and Returns Information ~
Shipping and Insurance:
Shipping from France for this very heavy item is $37.50 Worldwide. Shipment
will be by French Colissimo International Airmail which includes insurance, a
tracking number and delivery on signature for added security.
All shipping charges are less than our actual cost.
Your parcel will be professionally packed using only recyclable materials.
As in the past, we are always happy to combine items to save on shipping costs.
We hope that the policies above will indicate to our customers that we Never
profit on shipping charges.
We hope, and even expect, that you will be satisfied with your purchase, but
if for any reason you are not, please return the item in described condition
within 7 days of receipt for a full refund of the purchase price. Shipping
costs both ways remain the responsibility of the buyer unless a buyer feels we
have grossly misrepresented an item. In that case we will refund return
shipping also. As well it is our policy that an item returned to us must be
insured for its purchase amount by the purchaser. Your purchase of this item
assures us that you understand and agree with our shipping and returns policies.
So far we have had 100% satisfaction with our items.
Please take a minute to have a look at our Feedback.
We work hard to maintain our 100% customer satisfaction and we hope it
continues. To that end we make every effort to describe our items accurately
and fully and to note any small flaws which are inevitable in these vintage and
We welcome and encourage your questions regarding measurements, condition,
etc. before purchase.
Finally we request that you Carefully Verify Your Shipping Address
and that you provide us with a Telephone Number which we will add to the
Shipping form that will be attached to your parcel.
This can help insure safe and speedy delivery.
Also please see our Comments on Condition and Pricing below.
It is our policy to abide by all eBay Policies and Regulations for the Benefit
of ourselves and our Customers.
We are a fully liscensed and legal business in France. Our Siret Number is
Comments on the Condition of the items I sell:
Virtually all the items I sell are "vintage" which means they have, in the
majority of cases, been used, and are at least 50 to 75, and even more than 100
years old. Having said that, I do not sell items that are so used that they are
obviously heavily worn, faded or too fragile to use. Almost all my items were
made by hand in France during the first half of the last century--most would
date from between 1890 and 1950, although it is quite difficult to be certain
of an exact date in most cases. It would be quite unusual to find this kind of
fine hand work in France after about 1960. Again because these items are
Vintage they have, in the vast majority of cases, been used. However all the
items I sell have been carefully selected and inspected when I purchase them
for their Very Good to Superb vintage condition. Still it is inevitable that
occasionally there may be a hardly noticable tiny pin dot stain or a tiny rend
on any given item. I always carefully launder and iron my items and in doing so
inspect them carefully for a second time. If I notice a small flaw on an item I
put that in my description. It is my hope that my customers understand that I
would not and do not sell items which are not clean or have evident large
stains or tears.But please do understand that because the items I sell are
Vintage, and usually are at least 50 to 75 years old, they are rarely
absolutely "pristine and perfect" as if they were new. If one expects that,
then it is probably best not to purchase vintage items.Like all fine antiques,
they will have their own sort of "patina." Some sellers do sell these vintage
items in the state in which they find them and of course they inform their
customers of that fact. I prefer to do laundering and ironing for my customers
before shipping an item. In that way you can use and enjoy your purchase
Comments on Pricing:
Because the items I sell are generally much sought after here in France and
abroad, they are becoming more rare, and certainly more difficult to find. I
travel far and wide in my region of France to visit flea markets, brocantes,
antique shops and private sellers. I visit Paris from time to time, and I
search for these rare items in other areas of France when possible. Generally
my buying costs are rising all the time as these Beautiful Handmade Vintage
items become more scarce.My travel costs to seek out new items are significant.
As well my husband and I spend many hours at the computer in-putting our stock
for sale on eBay, managing our shop and keeping our business records
up-to-date. We spend time packaging, (we use only quality packaging materials),
and we drive to the post office some many miles away from our home several
times a week to ship items to our customers. Finally and very importantly for
my customers, I spend a great deal of time laundering and ironing the items we
sell. This always involves lots of energy and time and often requires
specialized laundry products which can be costly.For all these reasons, the
prices of these vintage items may seem a bit high--but the fact is that almost
all these items are rare and special. Many are virtual works of art, (some are
actually of museum quality), having been made entirely by hand by highly
skilled, but sadly now unknown, seamstresses and embroiderers.These skilled
craftswomen have all but entirely disappeared. This kind of French hand work is
virtually a Lost Art. Still I do my best to keep my prices as reasonable as
possible because it really is a great pleasure to package something very
beautiful and very special and send it off to someone who will appreciate a
lovely European Treasure From the Past.
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