Global Classics



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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

Elaine Cawley and Linda Chatwin have always loved furniture, particularly unique, hard-to-find pieces crafted in countries around the world. For years, they worked in the business of importing and exporting highly-engineered products. It was work that allowed them to see the world—from Southeast Asia to Europe to the Middle East.

Linda, in particular, traveled about from country to country, meeting people and absorbing culture. Her experience in foreign lands opened her eyes to the way people expressed themselves through their furnishings.

As both women shared an interest in furniture, they thought of someday selling the unique pieces but at affordable prices.

Well, that someday is now. Elaine, Linda and Elaine’s husband Claude have teamed to open Global Classics, a store that specializes in selling classic furniture from around the world at prices that are typically 40 percent less. Located at 2236 S. 1300 East, Global Classics offers exquisite hand-carved solid, hardwood furniture and accessories in African, European, Asian and American designs. They are pieces made of teak and mahogany and crafted with intricate details. The selection ranges from the simple to the most elaborate designs and includes everything from dining room, living room and bedroom sets to fireplace mantles and unusual chairs. And there is a full-color catalog with pieces that are sure to fit any décor.

The furniture features added touches such as felt linings in drawers and marble accents. Many of the pieces have been hand-painted to represent art as antiques.

In addition to furniture, Global Classics carries many accessories. There are lamps, works of hand-blown glass, frames, tapestries, small indoor fountains, plant stands and a selection of miniature reproductions for children. Many of the pieces at Global Classics can be ordered either finished or unfinished.

Well undoubtedly, what sets Global Classics apart is the quality and durability of its solid wood furniture. In their store, Elaine, Linda and Claude offer elegant pieces that are affordable and will surely endure for generations.

For Zions Bank, I’m Fred Ball. I’m speaking on business.

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