Posted by: plcombs Dealers Chinese Art – Antiques
Both Francesca Hillyer Combs and Peter L. Combs of Bidamount were born and raised on the waters of the North Shore of Boston, Massachusetts. In fact, even though they never met as children, both Peter and Francesca spent a great deal of their childhood mucking about in boats within easy hailing distance of each other.
The two primary businesses of Peter, Francesca and their son, Brad Combs, are plcombs Asian Art, Dealers-Appraisers and development of this BidAmount site. To learn more about plcombs Asian Art read the post at the bottom of this page as well as our blogs.
Today, Peter and his family live a short sail up the coast from their childhood homes on a quiet, short street that dead ends on the ocean in the spectacularly unique coastal city of Gloucester, Massachusetts on Cape Ann ("the other cape"). Our kids still ride their bikes to the beach, to buy candy at the local store, to their favorite fishing spots, or to swim in the quarries around our small neighborhood where half the doors remain unlocked.
After nearly 18 years as an appraiser, auctioneer, and partner at Landry Auctions in nearby Essex, Peter decided to open his own business and gallery in downtown Gloucester. Prior to joining Landry's, Peter was an antiques dealer and had found many great items in the thousands of antique and secondhand stores scattered along the Eastern seacoast and the Gloucester area. His skills and experienced eyes have helped Peter become a successful eBay dealer and buyer who knows how to use the site to hunt for the right items at the right prices.
Always resourceful, Peter realized that people from around the world are often looking for things on eBay but might not know how to create good searches due to language barriers or simple confusion about how eBay organizes its categories. So he turned to his wife, Francesca, who grew up speaking Italian as her second language and then went on to learn Chinese and French over the course of 15 years in Asia and Europe with an idea to create a website that helps people negotiate their way around eBay. Bidamount is the result of their combined experience and skills.
Our Bidamount site began with a focus on antique, Asian works of art. That´s because we buy and sell in a variety of mediums and categories that include early ceramics, bronzes, bamboo, lacquers, paintings, screens and items from the China Trade era and have become experts in ferreting out those sorts of items on eBay. The more we worked on creating good searches for these items, the more we realized that we can find items for all kinds of buyers from around the world by working with certain search criteria.
A bit more about us
Bidamount.com is a family run business dedicated to finding, buying and selling Asian art and antiques on the web and particularly on eBay. It is our hope that our experience will help other dealers and collectors find what they are looking for on eBay quickly and efficiently. As we develop the site, we plan to gradually expand our searches to include Western silver, decorative arts, and antiques along with other categories of items on eBay and around the internet.
If you have any questions, please ask. You can always reach us by email. Welcome to the site. Please browse, ask questions, tell us what you like, and do have fun. We hope that in answering the question Who is BidAmount? You'll find us to be much more than a search site for buyer's on eBay seeking authentic antiques from China and Asia, but also dealers of Chinese antiques who can spark your interest in building a great collection. If you have a collection through your own efforts or through inheritance and perhaps it's time to sell some things you might think of us as a resource to handle it for you. We've been doing it now for a very long time.
We are also dealers and estate appraisers of fine Asian art and antiques under the business name; plcombs Asian Art, for more information read below.
plcombs Dealers of Chinese Antiques
Click here to visit us at: plcombs Dealers of Chinese Antiques, since 1979
Focus: plcombs Dealers of Chinese Antiques : Buying, selling, appraising and settling estates in New England and the eastern United States for over 30 years. We are primarily focused on Asian works of art specializing in Chinese and Japanese: porcelain, bronzes, carved jades, furniture, silk robes, carpets and rare textiles.
Languages Spoken: Chinese Madarin, French, Italian, English.
About: plcombs Dealers of Chinese Antiques
We are a family owned and run business quite happily located in one of the prettiest coastal towns in the entire United States. We are not an antiques shop, our primary focus is handling large and small collections of Chinese and Asian antiques and works of art created in all mediums. Our offices are located in the center of Gloucester in a former 19th C. bank we now call our business’s home. When you call us, you’ll speak immediately with (me) Peter Combs, my wife Francesca or my eldest son Bradford.
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