WassailAntiques

Beautifully curated vintage and antiques based in Devon

Exeter, United Kingdom

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    ▼ Welcome to Wassail Antiques ▼ As seen in TATLER Magazine! ▼
★ IG: @wassail_antiques • FB: /wassailantiques • Pinterest: /wassailantiques ★
► Do follow me on social media for early previews of new stock, the occasional exclusive discount or sale, and sneak peeks into life at Wassail HQ!

I hope you find something you love here! Please remember to read the Shop Policies and FAQs, but don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions, too. And thanks so much for popping by!
Rachel ♥

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 15, 2021

▼ Welcome to Wassail Antiques ▼ As seen in TATLER Magazine! ▼
★ IG: @wassail_antiques • FB: /wassailantiques • Pinterest: /wassailantiques ★
► Do follow me on social media for early previews of new stock, the occasional exclusive discount or sale, and sneak peeks into life at Wassail HQ!

I hope you find something you love here! Please remember to read the Shop Policies and FAQs, but don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions, too. And thanks so much for popping by!
Rachel ♥

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Available! Incredible, super-rare c.1930s/40s woven and beaded belt with spider & web brass decorations and a spiderweb clasp! It’s also in a harder to find larger size of 39” long! A magnificent, collectible, wearable piece for Halloween AND every day!
As seen in TATLER magazine! Two incredible spider brooches now available, top: a sparkly Edwardian synthetic sapphire bar brooch. Bottom: 1930s chrome & Peking glass. Both ideal for Halloween, Xmas gifting, or to add some fun to your favourite outfits!
An autumnal selection of silver & Carnelian jewellery is available now! Top: A pair of Jugendstil-style earrings. Second: a bold 1910s/20s ring with a pretty scrollworked setting. Third, a ‘winged’ necklace which would work beautifully with the earrings!
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About WassailAntiques

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Wassail Antiques

"Beautifully curated vintage and antiques from the 1830s to the 1930s."

I grew up in a house surrounded by curios and antiques with long, fascinating histories -- and I can't remember a time when I didn't own some sort of 'collection': as a kid, it was shells and rocks; coins with worn faces; tactile clay pipes found by eye from the foreshore of the Thames.

After what seemed like a lifetime in academia (I studied Fine Art, Poetry, and Photography) I realised that I still couldn't shake off that collecting urge: antiques and vintage permeated my studies, my personal style, and now I am fortunate enough for it to be slowly emerging into a way of life.

Wassail Antiques is a one-woman operation, and everything I sell has been personally chosen for its beauty, uniqueness and heirloom quality. Antiques are incredible windows into stories from the past, and so I endeavour to research and share information about each piece, so that you can rest assured that the item you purchase from me --whether it be jewellery, clothing or collectables-- has been carefully sourced and curated with values of love, respect, and sustainability.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you find something here to enrich your life with the same joy and enchantment that I get from sharing them with you!

Rachel x

Shop members

  • Rachel

    Owner, Curator, Photographer

    Collector of curios, thatched cottage enthusiast, folk music fanatic.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Oct 9, 2021
Frequently asked questions
ADDITIONAL SHIPPING & DELIVERY INFORMATION

SHIPPING
Please contact me if:

• You want to enquire about combined shipping.
• You wish to purchase extra insurance.

If I cannot ship to your country, you will be refunded and the sale cancelled.

• I will NOT mark 'gift' on Customs forms. Misrepresenting contents of a shipment is illegal. It is your responsibility to pay any import fees on a purchase.

DELIVERY
To minimise lost mail, I ship with tracking numbers.

• Parcels may require a signature on delivery. It is your responsibility to collect a missed delivery from your Post depot.
• If a non-collected parcel is returned to me after the allocated time and you want a re-delivery, this will be at extra cost to you.
• Due to the pandemic, deliveries may take longer. Please be patient!

PACKAGING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

As you have already made the best decision to buy vintage and not new, it is so important to Wassail Antiques to continue to make as little impact on our planet as possible!

• I currently have a small stock of bubble-padded mailers remaining. Once they are used up, I will switch to entirely recyclable and home compostable ones.
• I use compostable paper tape, natural twine, and recycled tissue paper.
• Any plastic tape, bubble-wrapping or 'other' plastic packaging that does get used, has been donated, or salvaged from other parcels, and NEVER purchased new.
• I use refillable ink cartridges to print order forms.
• Wassail Antiques encourages you to reuse as much of your packaging as possible, or recycle/compost/dispose of it correctly!

GIFT WRAPPING

All items come gift wrapped as standard, and include an extra free gift, which will be entirely unique to you! Perhaps a vintage photo, 1920s French seed label, or a snippet from an antique newspaper... it's just a little something to say 'thank you' for supporting this small business and choosing not to buy mass-produced! :)

• If you require a particular gift message, please let me know when you place your order!

RETURNS AND EXCHANGES

All sales are final. Wassail Antiques does not accept returns or exchanges.

• Antique and vintage items have been previously worn, used, and loved - and are all sold 'as is.'
• Sometimes there will be blemishes, tarnishing, or signs of gentle wear and tear. We aim to note as many details of each item as possible, and apologise for the occasional oversight.
• Please be aware that colours may differ depending on monitor screens.
• We cannot predict how vintage & antiques will wear, as they are especially delicate items; thus, we cannot be held responsible if the item becomes damaged after it has been received by the buyer.
• Please check all aspects of the listing carefully, to ensure the item is suitable before you commit to purchasing.

LAYWAYS AND RESERVES

LAYAWAY
Layaway is available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact me to set up a payment plan.
• All layaway payments are non-refundable, and if a payment is late, layaway may be terminated.

RESERVES
If you would like to reserve an item, please contact me. Please bear in mind that by reserving an item you commit to buying that item.
• A non-refundable deposit may be required for holds.

CLOTHING & TEXTILES

• Due to age/fragility, clothing and textiles are not always laundered unless stated so in the main description. I do all I can to minimise any odour (which may be from extended storage, age, use & discolouration, or a combination of these), but please expect there may be some vintage scent still lingering.
• Measurements are taken whilst the garment is flat, and the number then doubled (where necessary) to give the sizing.
• Do check all measurements carefully; ideally against a similarly-cut garment which you own that fits you well. Vintage & handmade clothes can NOT be precisely represented in today's modern sizing.
• Where possible, clothes are modelled -- or displayed on a UK size 8-10 mannequin (and unpinned unless otherwise stated).