How It Works

How It Works

The DC is a community of professional dealers from around the UK and Europe.  Here they showcase the huge range of items they have for sale, providing you, our clients, with access to thousands of items, with new pieces being added throughout each day. As soon as a dealer adds a new item, it shows on the site in real time.

The following tips are intended to help you navigate around the site.  If you would like further assistance, then please contact Jane.

If you are having trouble viewing the site, please update your browser as using an older version may stop you using the site to its fullest.  You could also try using a different browswer, ie, Firefox, Chrome or Safari. Old computers may also interrupt your use of a site as may a poor broadband or internet connection.

Tips for viewing stock items and pages

CAN'T SEE THE PICTURES - this can be caused by a number of things, usually it's because you may be using an out of date browser, try updating to the latest version of Firefox, Chrome or Safari for instance and this could solve the problem.

If your using Internet Explorer, it may be that you need to add a site to your 'Compatabiity View List'.  This a common issue which many people are not aware of. 

Before going to the Latest Items or any Category pages, please read the below as this will help you when browsing these pages.

On each of the Latest Items and Category pages, you will see a menu on the left of these pages called SEARCH RESULTS.  Each of the tabs in this menu can be opened by clicking on it.  Note: these tabs are able to work individually or in conjunction with each other to optimise your search results.

CATEGORIES - Click on the tab, and then click on ALL and the 6 main categories will appear.  If you click on one it will bring up ALL the stock in that category.  However, as most people will not want to view all of the stock in a particular category (ie if you click on Furniture, it will bring up tables, seating, storage etc), we always advise you to use the tabs at the top in the menu bar (pictured below).  This will appear even when scrolling down a page, and when you click on a category, it will show you the drop down menu of sub-cats allowing you to quickly choose which one to view. 

PRICE RANGE - when looking at the stock page of your choice, if you wish to narrow it down to a specific price bracket, click on this tab and choose your price band selection and it will only show you items within this bracket. Otherwise you will be shown items from all price ranges.

ITEM LOCATION- this will allow you to choose to only view items from dealers in the countries in the drop down list provided there.  Otherwise you will be shown items from all our dealers.

DEALER - this tab will bring up a list of all our dealers and you can choose to select one and you will only be shown the stock of that particular dealer. Otherwise you will be shown items from all our dealers.

AGE OF ITEM - this tab will provide you with a list of 'periods', ie., 21st Century, 19th Century etc. Otherwise you will be shown items from all periods.

PREFERANCES - this tab allows you to choose (as per screen shot below) whether to include in your viewing, all sold items, exclude sold items or just show sold items.   Work is also currently underway which, when viewing an individual dealers stock pages, will show all sold items only after you have seen all the un-sold stock items.


Additionally, at the top of each category page and latest items page, you will see the below.   DETAIL VIEW means you see the title description, date of the item and price below the thumbnail picture.  THUMBNAIL VIEW means you just see the thumbnail pictures and not the other details until you click through to view the main page for that item.  DISPLAY allows you to choose how many items per page you view, so if you are currently seeing 60 items per page and click on 180, it will adjust the page to show you 180 items and will also remember your choice when you next go into the site.

Viewing Members Storefront (See All The Items A Dealer Has On The Site At Any One Time)

Members Storefronts

To view the Storefront page for each Member, where you will be able to see all the items they have on the site at any one time:

1.  At the top of any page in the header, and even as you scroll down any stock page, you will see the below.  If you click on the DEALER box, it will bring up a drop down menu of all the members names.  If you select the one you wish to look at, and click on SEARCH to the right, it will take you to that dealer's storefront.