For sale is a unique Ecommerce business that specializes in the collection and sale of authentic and antique religious Asian art. To date, the owner has sold more than 3,500 items and has an inventory of more than 2,000 reflecting his passion for more than 35 years.
Afcionados will find antique Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain bronze sculptures from Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, China, Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka, India, and Indonesia. Deities for sale include Buddha, Quan Yin, Ganesh, Hanuman, Vishnu, and Shiva among others. Most Buddhas are antique and made of bronze.
The site also has an extensive inventory of miniature antique bronze Buddha figures which can be found nowhere else alongside Mongolian, Tibetan, and Nepalese thangkas. Items include Hindu art body stamps, bowls, opium weights, wooden boxes, clay tablets, fabric thangkas, and copper scroll cases amongst other fascinating — and sometimes rare — finds. All items are closely examined by the owner, an expert with 30+ years of experience in the Asian religious art eld. After each item passes inspection, it is posted and described on the website with price ranges given for each piece.
Because inventory is stored in a house that was renovated specifically to carefully accumulate, . i.e and log each piece, the owner would like to sell the home along with the website as a package deal. Arrangements and price can be discussed regarding the home with furniture and kitchen supplies included as a turn-key residence/Internet business.
The owner believes that taking over the business would be much easier if a buyer moved into the house and took over the system with the entire 2,100 piece collection. The system has all pieces in drawers or in cabinets that are labeled corresponding to the website. Each piece has a location listed so that it can be easily found. There is also a packing station set up in the garage. The house was originally four-bedroom but has been converted to one beautiful, large master bedroom and one long, large gallery space with a desk at one end. The entire length is filled with the 2,100 Buddhas in cabinets, drawers, and closets. The home is zoned residential and situated near an a urgent neighborhood. It is also located about one mile from Facebook headquarters.
The website itself has been active since 2001, with the owner selling 300 to 600 items per year and a consistent inventory of about 2,100 at any given time. TheBuddhaGallery.com has recently been updated with apps for iPhone and Androids and will go live with an auction platform in spring 2017.