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CatalogueYou can browse the antiques catalogue by using the navigation panel on the left of each page. The catalogue is organized into categories of antiques and includes the special categories of 'Latest Additions' and 'Sold Items'.
'Featured Antique' and 'Showcase'The 'Featured Antique' and 'Showcase' are places where we highlight some exceptional and interesting pieces. While browsing the Catalogue, 'Featured Antique', 'Showcase' and 'Latest Additions' are always readily accessible via the 'mini-panels' on the right of the page.
CategoriesWhen browsing an antiques Category, including Search results, several viewing options are available at the top and bottom of the page. You can sort the displayed items by different criteria, change the sort order, and change the number of items displayed per page. There are also links to navigate multiple pages.
Antique ItemsClicking any Antique Item thumbnail picture or label takes you to that item's page. Here you will find a detailed description of the item and a larger picture. In addition, there are usually more thumbnail pictures of different views of the item. Clicking one of these thumbnails will display a larger picture. Clicking on the large picture will display an even larger picture in a pop-up window. You can also view a 'printer friendly' version of the page.
NewsThe News panel can be found at the top of the right hand side of each page. Here you can find news of recent and upcoming additions to our inventory and other items of interest.
SearchBelow the Catalogue navigation panel is the Search function. You can perform a search of the catalogue using keywords. Advanced Search allows you to refine your search criteria.
Viewing HistoryYou can use the Viewing History to easily retrace your steps in the current visit to the site.
Currency ConverterThe Currency Converter is visible in the panel on the left of Catalogue pages. It can be used to change the currency displayed for item prices. The exchange rates used in the Currency Converter on this site are updated daily from the European Central Bank and are to be used as a guide only.
EnquiriesTo enquire by email about a particular item, use the 'Enquire about this item' link on the Item page. To make a general enquiry by email, or for other contact details, click the Contact Us link in the navigation bar at the top of the page.
What is RSS?RSS is a web technology that enables you to be informed when the content of a website is updated. It is being used increasingly by sites which feature constantly updated content, such as news services.
Why is it useful?It means that you don't have to constantly revisit sites you are interested in to check for updates. The information about updates to the site is delivered to you using RSS.
How does it work?To use RSS, you'll need an RSS reader. The latest versions of Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer are RSS enabled. You can also use dedicated RSS reader software or an online reader. Some web 'portals' such as Google, My Yahoo or My MSN allow you to personalise your home page by adding RSS feeds.
An RSS 'feed' is basically a list of the latest headlines from a site that supports RSS. You 'subscribe' to the RSS feeds that interest you. Subscribing does not require giving an e-mail address or any personal information, it simply tells your RSS reader to retrieve that particular feed. You can 'unsubscribe' at any time.
On RSS enabled websites you will see a symbol which you click to subscribe to that site's feeds.
Your RSS reader will display a list of subscribed feeds, usually in the form of a headline and a brief description of the content. Clicking on the feed link will take you to the relevant page on the originating website.
To find out more about using the following readers, click the links:
To learn more about RSS visit Wikipedia's RSS page
Merchant of Welby RSS FeedsTo subscribe to the Merchant of Welby Feeds, go to the RSS Feeds page
Christmas Holidays (23 Dec 2012)
We are closed from Tuesday, 25th December and will not be open again until Thursday, 3rd January.
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our valued customers & friends.
Live Stock Viewing via Internet (12 Aug 2011)
If you can't make it into the shop, we can offer live video inspections of our antiques using Skype video during our business hours. You will need to have Skype installed on your computer, smartphone or tablet. Please ring or email first to make a time - when we are not busy with clients in the shop. You can ask questions as you view the piece or pieces.
We send many pieces of furniture to all states of Australia and overseas. Our aim is to make things a bit more personal for those of you who prefer to inspect in person.
We use very experienced carriers for all our interstate and intrastate deliveries.
Our business hours are listed on both the About Us page and the Contact Us page.