This is just to record the safe arrival of the bachelor's chest to Clun. I also wanted to say how delighted I am with it.
I have known John Maas for a good 30 years, easily long enough to have determined that here is a man of impeccable character.
His talents lie in many directions, not least of which I would include a gift for languages and a highly developed sense of humour.
He is perhaps best known for his excellent taste in the arts, his knowledge of antiques and his ability to find the perfect artefact for his many grateful clients.
He is totally trustworthy and I am proud to call him a friend.
I am a novelist published in several languages and living between Thailand, Cambodia and England.
Just wanted to let you know that I am absolutely delighted with my furniture.
It is giving me so much pleasure. Thank you again.
The late Mrs L.R. Maas, John Maas and more recently his son Alex, of Box House Antiques, have been by far the major source. Of particular value to me is confidence in their knowledge gained in their 60 years of dealing, their personal approach and complete integrity.
I have been delighted with all my purchases and related shipping arrangements. I do not hesitate to highly recommend Box House Antiques.
Many thanks for coming this morning to deliver the cabinet on chest. It looks most attractive in the setting.
I would like to say ''Thank you - I'm so pleased!“
The cabinet looks most wonderful in our sleeping room and is matching perfectly well with another smaller one I have in this room.
The driver was very kind and it was carefully wrapped and placed.
I thank you for your support and kind advice and I hope we will meet at one time in closer future.
All my very best from Berlin
I'll send photos in the next days ....
All my very best
Bureau received this morning. Very pleasing & superb colour. A true piece of old (e) England.
“Box House Antiques is a dream: my passions were glass, English silver and XVIIth c. English furniture. Their site is easy, transparent, and personalised in a v. pleasant way. “ 1 March 2018.
I purchased two portraits from Boxhouse Antiques. I live in the US and Alex Maas was very helpful in getting the paintings shipped to me. They arrived yesterday and they are beautiful and matched the description as advertised by Boxhouse Antiques. They are perfect!
It was a pleasure to do business with you, and we are very happy with the two lovely pieces of antique furniture that we bought. Thank you for delivering them to us.
Rod and Maggie.
The commode arrived yesterday and is a pure delight. I am happy, that we found it in the internet and that you were so helpful with the delivery.
I don’t know if I emailed you, but the ship arrived and I am extremely pleased with it. The packer did an excellent job and it made it without damage.
Thank you so much for your help and I will be in touch.
I appreciate everything you have done so far which is all excellent.
Thank you for allowing me to own this wonderful Buddha.
I love this Buddha very much!!!! Best, Kritsada
Your piece is settled and happy. We are delighted with the secretary. Exactly as you described it, perfect condition and even more striking than the website. Please pass on to Robinsons that their folks did a great packing job.
We will keep an eye on your website, Alex, and tell our antique-happy friends. Thanks for finding this piece and for handling all the details!
"Alex Maas is every inch the professional. I could happily recommend him to anyone."
"I was first introduced to John Maas in 1957. I have acquired many items of antique furniture and objects from him in the intervening years all of which have given me much pleasure and proved to be solid investments. In this hi-tech world of the Internet, I always found it most reassuring to be able to deal direct, and on a personal level, with John and his son Alex of Box House Antiques who work closely together, sharing their knowledge and experience."
"I have known the Maas family for three generations, more especially John of Box House Antiques for 45 years and now, with his son Alex, in Hampshire. Indeed, at one time we were colleagues together in business in Bath, UK. The owners have an established reputation, using their long experience in a professional, reliable and knowledgeable manner. You will see from their stock that their buying skills provide that special level of difference which draws the attention of the true collector. I recommend them to anyone with an interest in finding something to enjoy during their lives and pass on to future generations."
“For nearly two decades we have relied on John and Alex Maas at Box House Antiques to supply antiques that continue to grace homes in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. Transparency, quality, and personal service have been the watchwords of our relationship and we recommend them highly. William E Connor,
"Over the past thirty years, John Maas of Box House Antiques, has advised and helped my husband Michael and myself, to acquire some beautiful , period furniture and paintings . John not only has a great eye, he has the expertise to match. Working with him is always a pleasure and now we are fortunate that his son Alex has joined the family firm , thus ensuring continuation. Alex is now sourcing for, and advising, my children on their own collecting."