International Shipping Costs, Process & Timescales
We have successfully shipped antique furniture to countless countries over the years. If you live outside of the UK and you would like to purchase an item, please view the table below to determine the cost of international shipping for the item you are interested in purchasing.
The table below gives you a guide to the shipping cost (£ GBP) by country. We have grouped similar sized items together, as the shipping cost ultimately is dictated by the shipping volume and location. We have also provided a photo example of an item which is is similar in size to other items in that particular category, for ease of reference. The shipping cost will be added to cost of the item at the checkout stage, prior to you purchasing the item.
In order to scroll from left to right in the table below, you can either click on the table with your mouse, and scroll from left to right using your arrow keys on your keyboard; or use the scroll bar at the bottom of the table to find the appropriate region you live in.
The tabs below define how we have grouped together the Unites States, European countries and the Rest of the World. Selecting the required tab (by clicking on the tab) will help you understand which region applies to where you live in determining the shipping cost.
International Shipping Costs
The table below defines how we have grouped together the USA states into USA regions. It will help you understand which region applies to where you live in determining the shipping cost.
The table below defines how we have grouped together the European countries into European regions. It will help you understand which region applies to where you live in determining the shipping cost.
What’s Included And Not Included In The Shipping Costs
The bullet points below summarise what is included and excludes from our shipping cost.
The shipping cost includes:
- Packaging (either export wrapping or crating)
- Preparation of customs documentation
- Customs clearance
- Delivery to your front door
The shipping cost excludes:
- ISF filing fees (USA only)
- Commercial entry fees (HMP, MPF)
- Import tax
- Import duty*
- Customs inspection
- Quarantine (mainly Australia & New Zealand)
- Container x-ray fees (sea freight only)
*There is no import duty into the US for art & vintage furniture which is certified as over 100 years old and classified as “antique”.
The above “excluded costs” will be determined by the mode of transport (either sea or air) used to ship the item and customs at the point of entry into your country. Our shipper will contact you directly to request payment if any of the above fees are applicable. It is not possible for us to calculate and incorporate these fees into our shipping cost, as they will vary base on the value of the item, the destination country, state/province and sometimes, the custom official processing the paperwork at the time of entry.
Any of the above applicable excluded fees will be payable prior to entry into the destination country. The shipper will contact you directly to take payment for these fees.
However, we can advise / estimate the cost of any potential “excludes fees” that may be incurred by importing antique furniture into your home country. If you have any questions, please contact us for more information. This will help you to feel confident that you have a clear understanding of the total cost of the shipment.
We will do our utmost to stand by these shipping costs but it may be particularly difficult to arrange shipping for some areas (depending on the final location) at the above guide prices, and a higher charge may be necessary. In these circumstances you have the option to cancel the purchase or receive a revised shipping quote.
The most economical mode of transport will be used to ship the item (sometimes this can be air freight). If you require the item to be shipped urgently, please contact us to obtain an air freight quote.
Wherever you are in the world, buying from us in England, we try to make it is as simple as buying from the local shop down the road.
Import Duty & Taxes for Antique Furniture
If you would like to get an estimate of what are the applicable import duty or taxes for importing antique furniture into the country where you live, please click here.
If you are viewing this website from outside of the UK, you will see the pricing in your domestic currency (only if you currency is listed). The exchange rate used is automatically updated every hour from the following source: https://www.ofx.com. The exchange rate includes a 2.00% markup to cover the cost of international merchant fees (this does not apply to items purchased in GBP sterling).
International Buyer Payment
We only accept payment by bank / wire transfer for international purchases. We do not accept payment via PayPal or debit/credit card for international purchases. Payment is requested within 10 days of purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of our items does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.
We also offer flexible payment terms, on request, whereby international customers may pay (with interest free) installments over several months / over a layaway period.
International Shipping Timescales
Shipping timescales will depend on whether the item is air or sea freighted. Sending items via air freight is much quicker, but it generally costs more to ship items this way. Sending items via sea freight takes longer, but it is generally the most economical way of shipping.
Typical air freight lead times, from the point of dispatch from our premises, is on average 2 – 4 weeks (subject to customs delays).
Typical sea freight timescales, from the point of dispatch from our premises, is on average 10 – 14 weeks (subject to customs delays).
International Returns Policy
Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, it is not possible to return the items back to us in the UK; therefore a returns policy is not available for international buyers. Before place your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. Please measure the space where you are planning to put the item. If it’s a bed, please ensure you have sufficient ceiling height to accommodate the bed!
We will always provide a clear full description, including a condition report and detailed photos of the item that you are purchasing in order that you are fully aware of the item and its condition. We want to make sure you happy with your purchase and the service we have provided. We hope that would like to purchase again from us in the future, or recommend us to friends and family!