Or "what customers say behind our back"...
||Suzanne O'Connor, BargainsLA.com
thrill of finding a treasure at a good price lasts for years....I
wasn't familiar with Divine's, though they have been a family run
business in Monterey Park for the past 70 years. My interest was peaked
when I walked in and immediately spotted a 1940's maple bookcase for
only $69. Nothing wrong with it that I could see. A walnut half
secretary writing desk was $595. A Baker cabinet armoire from the
1950's struck my fancy and was a deal at $895. That same cabinet would
be well over $1100 on La Brea Ave. A modern deco-esque blond maple
round side table by Henredon was $495. A French upholstered side chair
was another steal at $229
At this point the owner, Chris Horn,
started steering me towards more spectacular pieces. A John Widdecomb
marble console table was in perfect condition, making an incredible
addition to any room was priced at a mere $795..simply to die for. A
Baker sideboard in a most unusual art deco style was $1295. My eyes
settled on an Empire sofa, needing a bit of attention for $695. Mom
bought one of these 25 years ago for $500 and it wasn't quite as nice
as this one. Chris then dragged me over to a dining set that left me
gasping...A Berkey and Gay dining set with 10 chairs (2 captains), 2
leaves and a china cabinet for $3995. If you want a less gasping set, a
mahogany drop leaf table with 6 chairs was $995. Very 1930's. An
enormous dark carved oak, marbled top hutch and buffet complete with a
mirror was $895. Easily $1400-$1600 anywhere else. A neat little French
settee was fairly priced at $597. This could be priced up to $800 at an
interior design store...If you know furniture you will know what you
are looking at...Of course, like all used/antique furniture stores,
volume purchases may get you more negotiating room...
I have a new haunt and if like me you're a treasure hunter, bargain
hunter, a decorator or into antiques, you'll have a ball at Divines."
||Mark Bustamante, Alhambra, Ca
purchasing my first home, the next task was the furnishings, and I knew
I wanted quality vintage furniture. I next visited numerous antique
malls where I found an abundance of mediocre, over-priced
furniture...Just as I was about to settle on new furniture from a chain
store, a friend recommended I stop at Divine's Furniture in Monterey
Once I walked in, I knew my search
was over. There is row upon row of quality vintage and antique
furniture to choose from. I expected to be body slammed by sticker
shock, but the prices are just and reasonable...My wife and I whipped
out our want list and began furnishing our house.
first purchased a pair of channel back chairs from the 1930's. The
price was very fair and would have been triple in an antique mall. We
began visiting Divine's every week, as something new is always
arriving. As a result of our weekly visits, our house was furnished the
way we wanted in a matter of a few months. I have witnessed some
customers furnish a room in one trip, or do what we did and make weekly
stops until you find that one perfect piece.
you first walk in, you will meet the proprietor, Chris Horn, who is
happy to answer any questions and lets you shop at your leisure. Mr.
Horn is very knowledgeable about his merchandise, and it is very
refreshing to meet someone who actually knows the difference between
mahogany, cherry wood or oak.
I have used
the layaway program a few times because if you see something you like
but don't have all the funds, it's best to put it on layaway. If you
don't, chances are excellent it won't be there when you come back."
||Bob & Dru Hepler ,Santa Barbara, CA
heard about Divine's Furniture from our parents over 20 years ago. When
we moved into a new house in Santa Barbara 10 years ago, we, of course,
went to Divine's to see if we could find some "deals". We found a
fabulous hutch for our dining room at a very fair price.
years ago when we liquidated an estate, Divine's gave us a great price
on some furniture we had to sell. It was much better than selling it in
the paper or at an estate sale.
is a great place to look for good, quality furniture at a fair price.
They have a great selection and a large inventory, so we can usually
find what we need or want. Although we live in Santa Barbara, we
usually make "an outing to Divine's" a couple times a year just to make
sure we're not missing something good.
prices, great service, and great "oldies" music while you shop. But
only tell your "good" friends about Divine's - we don't want too much
competition while we shop!"
||Catalina Blosiu, San Marino, CA
the last 20 years my husband and I have been frequent shoppers at
Divine's. Each shopping event is more like an adventurous outing where
we continually find numerous intriguing and delightful antiques. We
have purchased furniture, paintings, pottery, figurines, lamps, bronze
sculptures and many other fine collectible items.
makes these shopping events a real pleasure is the warmth and
hospitality of the Horn family, the talkative Mr. Horn senior, the
smiling son and daughter-in-law, along with the hard-working staff that
is always willing to help. Four generations have run the family
business with integrity and professionalism. It is a real pleasure to
take a short spree through this antique shop."
||Rita Bogan, (Email to BargainsLA.com)
Saturday I went to Divine's...OH MY GOD! It's incredible! Thank you so
much for this treasure. I think I wanted to buy almost everything they
had. I found a sofa I wanted along with some end tables, a coffee
table, an armoire for the bedroom, a hall tree, a curio cabinet, a
bedroom set and a dining room set. Obviously, I can't buy them all now,
but I'll definitely be back..."
||Elizabeth Venti, San Gabriel, CA
love visiting your store! The music playing, places me back to a more
simple time and surrounding myself with all the lovely pieces of
furniture makes for a pleasant experience. I always find what I'm
looking for and many times, even more. Often finding myself wishing I
had a larger home to furnish! Chris, Laura and staff are always very
helpful and informative with details. My most recent purchase, an
antique rocker (I adore) and a rustic storage cabinet. Two years ago
when I became a first time homeowner, I purchased a lovely Mediterrean
dining set and a china cabinet. Keep the goods coming! Looking forward
to my next visit as always".
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