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such a shame!!

we are moving house and have an old 4 piece oak german shrank and an antique display cabinet that we would like to get rid of, however we have approached 2 brockis and have been told it is too old and not modern enough so therefore they dont want it. it seems such a shame that we are now going to have to dismantle it and take it to the tip, what a waste of a nice piece of furniture that just needs a sand down and revarnish.

does any one have any other ideas of somewhere that may be in need of these items??
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we are moving house and have an old 4 piece oak german shrank and an antique display cabinet that we would like to get rid of, however we have approached 2 brockis and have been told it is too old and not modern enough so therefore they dont want it. it seems such a shame that we are now going to have to dismantle it and take it to the tip, what a waste of a nice piece of furniture that just needs a sand down and revarnish.

does any one have any other ideas of somewhere that may be in need of these items??
Put some photos on here. Someone may be interested.
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thanks everyone, will put photos up as soon as possible
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Looking forward to the pictures. It is a great shame that Swiss people are just not interested in antiques, unlike in the UK. The price of antiques has been dropping fast over the past 20 years here. All the kids want is Ikea. Unfortunately modern apartments do not have space for antique armoires and side-boards, etc. Another great reason for renting or buying out of town where space is not at a premium.
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Re: such a shame!!

if it's really "antique" the Brockenhaus might indeed not be the right place for it. Try to google for "Antiquitätenhändler" or something along these lines as there are specialised shops for antique furniture. Brockenhouse is more general for "used furniture". I hope this helps as I agree with you that's a shame if full working furniture needs to be destroyed. Otherwise call Caritas, they might tell you who could be interested. Let me know if you need help with German.
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Looking forward to the pictures. It is a great shame that Swiss people are just not interested in antiques, unlike in the UK. The price of antiques has been dropping fast over the past 20 years here. All the kids want is Ikea. Unfortunately modern apartments do not have space for antique armoires and side-boards, etc. Another great reason for renting or buying out of town where space is not at a premium.
So true.

I guess most people who appreciate antiques only do so because they grew up with them. This is definietly so in my case as in my childhood in Britain my parents took me along to countless auctions and antiques markets and after a while you develop an eye for things. If a kid grows up with IKEA I don't see how they will ever understand real furniture and so much culture is lost. Even the expensive furniture places these days such as Pfister etc just sell stuff that looks like IKEA with a gold-lining added.
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and then they don't have to have house insurance either, lol.
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