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Barkus Farm Antiques, Collectibles and Fine Art Profile

Ruby Lane Shop Rating: Platinum
Member Since: September 2002
Ruby Lane Exclusive: Yes
Items Added in Last 7 days: 7
Total Number of Items: 1331
Antiques: 131
Fine Art: 331
Vintage Fashion: 15
Vintage Collectibles: 198
Furniture & Lighting: 3
Glass: 198
Jewelry: 20
Porcelain & Pottery: 372
Silver: 63
The Ruby Lane Advantage - Quality Assurance
Every Ruby Lane shop is pre-screened by our in-house team of seasoned art and antiques professionals, and must meet specific quality and professionalism standards before opening for business. This means more security for you. All open shops are required to follow an ongoing, standard set of quality guidelines to help ensure that all items you see for sale are genuine, and accurately represented.

Ruby Lane Shops are some of the most respected e-commerce shops on the Internet, and we've designed a rating system so you can buy with confidence from any Ruby Lane shop.

To help insure buyers' confidence, we've developed a rating system based on completed sales as follows:

Platinum: 1000 or more sales
Gold: 100 or more sales
Silver: 25 or more sales
Bronze: 5 or more sales
New or Unrated: Fewer than 5 sales. All of our shops, whether rated or not, must adhere to the same strict quality guidelines in order to remain open on our site. All new shops are unrated.

Our Service Pledge
We offer service to our clients above and beyond what is "usual." If we don't have appropriate items in the right price category, we will try to find suitable items for from other Ruby Lane shops at no charge! We offer layaway to our clients on ANY item, with convenient payment plans.

Through the years, we have collected many varied items from around the world. A plethora of museum quality antique pieces, including classic period paperweights, carvings from wood and precious and semi-precious stones; bronzes; silver items (including my large collection of match safes); porcelain, pottery and more. Wide selection of fine art; from Old Masters to Contemporary; paintings, drawings, photographic art, prints and sculpture. Figurines of porcelain as well as art glass and crystal. An eclectic selection of antiques from around the world as well. Asian items including netsukes and okimonos. Hollywood and Rock & Roll Memorabilia; German Shepherd and other dog breed collectibles of all types; wildlife figurines; sculpture of various media; art treasures; carved cameos; snuff bottles; vintage jewelry; and ....... well, you'll just have to browse and see for yourself! All lovingly collected and cared for over more than 50 years. We still look out for the rare and unique.

I have always bought only the best. Are you a quality seeker? If so, you are in the right place.

We try to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours, unless we specify dates that we will be unavailable. Since we take our items to a professional packer, orders may take a bit longer, but are usually shipped within 3 days.

We provide our Certificate of Authenticity for all items upon request.

FREE GIFT WRAP FOR SMALL ITEMS. Please be sure to let me know that the item is a gift and the occasion.

We offer layaway to our clients, with convenient payment plans. A deposit will hold your item for up to four months with no interest charges. If you need longer, we will extend the time with no interest if payments are made promptly and steadily.

From Kim: "The painting arrived yesterday. Thank you for the fast shipping and for staying in contact at each step! Greatly appreciated. I was impressed with the super packaging too."

From return customer Jen: "I love all the paperweights! Yes, the packaging was beautiful and the stands are fabulous!!!!
Thank you so very much and Happy Holidays!!!!!"

From Tom: "Everything was perfect and I cannot wait to give it to the person I purchased it for. I know she will love it. Thank you very much,"

From Kay: "Hello Miriam, This lovely Borsato was just delivered. The detail is astounding. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it ! ! ! This is my first but certainly won't be my last Borsato acquisition. I do hope to shop with you again. Thank you for your kind assistance. Best wishes for a holiday filled with love.'

From Kim: "The painting arrived yesterday. Thank you for the fast shipping and for staying in contact at each step! Greatly appreciated. I was impressed with the super packaging too."

From Gary: "The Lundberg paperweight arrived yesterday in great condition. All I can say is, WOW, WHAT A GREAT PIECE!! My wife is going to be thrilled on Christmas morning!"

From Barb W: "Hello. This beautiful and really cool bracelet arrived today.
Thank-you for sending it so quickly and efficiently."

From J. G. (Return Client): "Hello and thank you so very much for the perfectly packed box! They arrived safe and sound! Many thanks for sharing them with me and as funds allow, I will continue to shop in you lovely gallery. It is always a pleasure as all your items are even more beautiful than the Ruby Lane pictures portray!"

From Judy: "I love the mirror, it came in great shape, thanks a lot, you have truly wonderful staff."

From Mr. S: "The bell arrived safe and sound!! Thank you - very pleased!!"

From Marjorie: "Porcelain arrived safely. I love it! Thanks so much."

From (Return Client) S. W.: "Dear Miriam, Thank you again for your excellent service. The Lundberg weight is a wonderful addition to our collection- my wife and I love it, especially since it is so different from our other pieces."

From E. S. in Norway: "I received the music box to day. What a nice piece and lovely classical music! Thank you very much!"

From (Return Client) Clark: "The scholar's stone arrived safe and sound this afternoon. It's beautiful!
Thanks!"

From Janet B: "Sorry to be late in replying. I have been out of the state.
The lovely vase arrived and is so lovely. Thanks."

From Roberta: "Thank you so much for the careful packing and safe delivery. Much appreciated."

From R. F. F: "I received the item and I`m very happy with it. It was a pleasure to do business with you. I`m looking forward for future transactions."

From Gretchen: "The BIG hotei arrived today in perfect condition. Thanks for packing him so well. I'm sure I'll be browsing in your shop again soon."

JG writes: "thanks so much for the awesome vase that I will be keeping and cherishing!"

From Maryland - "Got cat today, very nice, very pleased. Thank you!"

JS wrote: "Everything was great Miriam, thanks very much for the fine service. Was wrapped really well, glad to see that."

From L. R. (returning client) in British Columbia- "I am so happy, my princess arrived today. She made it in one piece. She is really beautiful. Again, thank you so much for all your help. Its been a pleasure doing business with you again. Take care."

Melina G. wrote: "My Petrik painting has arrived safely and I am very happy with it. It is exactly as pictured in your shop and I am sure that we will be enjoying it for many years. Thank you,"

Sharon S. wrote: "wanted you to know I received my items today and they are wonderful. Thank you so much"

Terry B. (a return customer) wrote: "The bronze arrived safely late this afternoon. It is a superb piece and I am proud to add it to my collection. Thank you for
making it available and thanks so much for such great customer service!"

Betsy H. wrote: "Just a note to let you know that the package arrived safely today - thanks to your terrific packaging!"

Ms. M. S. writes: "Thank you so much for putting the fire engine out there and for the terrific job you did packing and shipping it. I couldn't be happier." (It was one of the items from Larry Hagman's estate).

Pat wrote: "I received the bracelet yesterday, and I'm very pleased with it. Many thanks!"

Ms. S writes: "Oh Miriam! I am so SO thrilled with my pietra dura pieces! I cannot even tell you. They are exceptional. And they go beautifully together. I think I just may hang them together. So anyway, I just wanted to tell you they arrived safe and sound and I love love LOVE them. Thanks again! Merry Christmas!"

Ms. L writes "The bear fetish arrived this morning. It was very well-packed. Thanks so much for also including the additional information. I love the carving." (part of Larry Hagman's estate.)

Mr. G has written "Unpacked it today. It is beautiful!
Thanks"

Ms. M. D. writes: "We received the beautiful picture yesterday. She's gorgeous and arrived in great shape. We'll get a beautiful frame on her and hang her proudly in our new home! Hope to purchase from you again soon!"

Darlene wrote: "I have received my purchase, beautiful!"

Matt B. writes: "Thank you so much, Miriam. The paintings were on my front porch today. The packaging was quite thorough- it took me a good five minutes to get my prize out. But I'd be a fool to complain- the paintings are in excellent condition, and exactly what I expected. I'm very happy with my purchase. Thanks again. "

From Switzerland, D. T. writes: "Hi Miriam
I received the pitcher 'Monkey riding a Deer' today in great shape. the packing was done perfectly and I really love this very beautiful pitcher. I will visit your store again and I wish you lots of success with your business."

B. P. writes: "Great piece of pottery, prompt delivery. Everything in order."

R. L. wrote: "I received the bowl today and I love it. Pictures don't do it justice! The packaging was excellent, easy to open and the bowl was very secure. I'm very pleased. You can look forward towards further business from me and I will recommend you to my family and friends. Thanks again. "

From CHINA: "My dear friends! I received goods! I like it!! Thank you! Looking forward to the cooperation with you again! Best wishes!"

Thanks to Chad who wrote "She loved it (Bragg Sculpture). Thank you very much. It's on her bookshelf"

D. H. wrote (about an item from Larry Hagman's estate): "let you know that I've received this, as well as the paperwork, in great condition."

Thanks to Mr. W who wrote "Thank you for the prompt delivery of the antique Kutani plate. I
picked it up in Boston and carried it home to Switzerland. It arrived in perfect condition.
Best regards"

Thanks to the fine gentleman, Mr. S., in Austria who wrote "We received the delivery yesterday and my wife opened it today. The packing was perfect.
It is beautiful and my wife loves it."

Thanks to our client Lisa W who wrote "happy with the glass jar. It's really beautiful as you described. Maybe more beautiful. Hahaa! Happy with your professional service !"

Thanks to our client Barbara C. who wrote: "I am thrilled with your response to my order! The prompt and careful shipping was like none I have experienced."

Thanks to our client Dorothy F. who wrote: "I Just wanted to let you know, "The Wooden Shoemaker" arrived nice and safe, the packing was incredible. Am very pleased with the piece."

This shop sells Exclusively on Ruby Lane
What does this mean to you?
Shops are considered Exclusive if Ruby Lane is the only online venue through which they sell items that would qualify on Ruby Lane (with the exception of auctions and the Ruby Lane family of sites.) Shops who choose to make Ruby Lane their exclusive online sales venue for qualifying items receive various promotional benefits.