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All things old

R. Bhoopathy, owner of Majestic Auctioneers. Photo: K. Pichumani   | Photo Credit: K_Pichumani

Trying to dispose of your rusted stainless steel gas stove? Looking to bring home an antique clock? Your search may end at Majestic & Co. Tucked inside a quiet corner off Anna Salai, the 27-year-old auction house buys, sells, hires all kinds of household articles, furniture, electronic and electrical goods. It also allows exchanges involving these items.

It is run by R. Bhoopathy, who worked as a dealer with Murray & Co. before starting his own auction house.

Majestic & Co has a regular clientele. It gets items from those going abroad who want to sell their belongings. “You will find everything here. If not, we would source it for the client. We even offer to pick the goods from their house,” says Bhoopathy.

The store spread over 6,000 sq.ft. conducts auction every Sunday at 11 a.m.

Grandfather clocks, paintings and wooden furniture are some of the sought-after items at the store. Air-conditioners, refrigerators, televisions and microwaves are consumer goods that can be hired.

Unlike other shops on the stretch, which have moved out temporarily due to Metro Rail work, this shop has stayed on. “The Metro is going to change the face of Anna Salai and more stores will want to set up shop here. We started here and would continue to be here,” says Bhoopathy.

Majestic & Co. is at 811, Anna Salai, Vummidiars Shopping Centre, opp. LIC. Phone: 9385511209, 9382700086.

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