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Dr. David Schwab is a member of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America and has over sixty years of experience. His vast knowledge of antiques has given him the opportunity to appraise items from all over the world. Auction Houses and experts alike rely on his expertise in the antique arena. His expertise and our friendly staff are the reasons our customers come back, trust us, and tell their friends about us. In the last year alone, we were given an A+ Rating by the Better Business Bureau, named one of the best places to shop by Antique Trail, and handled more estates around the Gulf Coast than ever before. Dr. Schwab and his team look forward to serving you.

Dr. David Schwab is a Certified Appraiser with over 50 years of experience. He is the founder and main owner of The Estate Center.


Do you provide International delivery?

We do not offer international delivery. 

What is consignment?

Consignment is a method of selling whereby one turns over to another the responsibility of the sale. No more ads in the newspaper or people in your home.  We do all the advertisements, showing, and selling.  It is a painless and wonderful way to turn your furnishing and heirlooms into cash.


How does it work? 

Items are placed on consignment for a 90 day period.  During the first 30 days, items sell for the full price marked on the ticket.  If an item remains for sale during the second 30 days, it is reduced by 20%.  If an item remains for sale during the third 30 days, it is reduced by 20%.  The consignor receives 50% of the sale price, We receive a 50% commission.  Checks are disbursed every month on the 15th for items sold during the prior month.  The commission is charged only when the sale is made.  There are no additional costs.  

How do I track my order?

All orders are shipped through the United States Postal Service. You will be provided with tracking information after you place your order.


How do I return an item?
All sales are final. We price every item according to the fair market value standard accounting for depreciation. 


How often do you receive new items?

We receive new items every day.  Our inventory system is set up to completely turn the inventory every ninety days. 

Do you have a layaway program?

Yes. We will place items on lay away for you for a period of thirty days.  We are also affiliated with a finance company that may be able to finance your purchase so that you may enjoy your purchase immediately.

Contact us today and let us do the hard work for you! We are happy to assist you!

Largest Consignment Store Northshore 

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