Place Direct

Our owner Francis Palmer initially started Place Direct in 1992 and then later opened Adesso Wholesale in 2001. Last year we moved to 131A 12th Avenue in Rivonia, Johannesburg and this has become the home of both the Adesso Wholesale and Place Direct showrooms. So when you come to visit us you can enjoy to see the items from both of our showrooms.
Place Direct imports very high quality handcrafted furniture and appeals to the Public and Interior Designers. Each piece is unique and has a story. Our range of furniture in our showroom is very eclectic.
We can provide impeccable quality furniture because of our connection with Theodore Alexander as we are their sole distributor in Southern Africa. Their range of furniture is impressive, covering periods ranging from pre-18th Century through Post 19th Century and encompassing Art Deco as well as Modern Classic 20th Century.
 

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New York Showroom

Place Direct Showroom - Upper East Side

Place Direct Building - Also Home to Adesso Wholesale

Place Direct Showroom - Upper West Side

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AM-126 A Cerejeira Veneered And Mahogany Display Cabinet, The Moulded Cornice Above Glazed Sides And Two Doors With A Trellis Astragals, Enclosing A Lit Interior With Three Adjustable Wood Framed Glass Shelves. Inspired By A 20th Century Italian Original.

CH-615 A Faded Chestnut Burl Veneered Club Chair, The Curved Tight Back Within A Burl Frame, Above A Cushion Seat Enclosed By Padded Arms, With Burl Uprights And Square Tapered Feet. Inspired By An Art Deco Original.

BR-541 A Fine Verdigris Brass Statue Of A Rearing Race Horse And Jockey, Mounted On An Ash Burl And Fluted Mahogany Plinth Base. The Original 19th Century French.

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MI-250 An Olive Ash Swirl Veneered Wall Mirror, The Floating Bevelled Edge Circular Plate Within A Circular Frame With Keystone Accents. The Original Inspired By An Art Deco Original.

BR-516 A Vintage Brass Car Mascot Of A Futuristic Woman Representing Speed, After A 1940s Design.

AM-131 A Wooden Open Obelisk With Two Graduated Glass Shelves And Lights With A Mirrored Base, On Four Spiral Carved Copper Covered Balls; The Lower Section Of Two Desappliqué Mirrored Drawers With Brass Drop Handles, On Brass Plinth Feet.

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BR-558 A Pair Of Finely Cast Gilt Metal Coral Bookends, Each Mounted On A White Marble Plinth Base.

LA-685 A Brass And Acrylic Table Lamp, With Two Columns Of Graduated And Gradiated Patinated Abstract Textured Columns On An Acrylic And Brass Platform, Surmounted By One Hand Sewn Silk Box Shade.

BR-534 A Finely Cast Antiqued Brass Model Of A Frog Reading A Book, Seated On A Green Veined Marble Pedestal.

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LA-623 An Onyx And Brass Table Lamp, The Beaker Shade With A Brass Rim On A Tied Knot Brass Base. The Original Victorian.

CH-607 A Hand Carved Antiqued Ebonised Mahogany Armchair, The Carved Wooden Framed Cartouche Back Above An Upholstered Seat With Nail Decoration And Boldly Carved Serpentine Outswept Arms, On Scroll Carved Legs. Inspired By A 17th Century North Italian Original.

MI-222 An Antiqued Gold Wall Mirror, The Rectangular Mirror Plate Overlaid With Repeating Circle Astragals And With A Rectangular Central Plate.

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DE-098 A Rosewood Pedestal Desk Of Ergonomic Form, With Three Fluted Poplar Burl Veneered Drawers To Each Pedestal, On Splay Legs. The Original Mid Century Modern.

CH-559 A Manor Flame Veneered Chaise Longue, The Serpentine Back Shallow Button Back And Seat, With A High Scroll Over Arm To One Side And A Low Arm To The Other, On Splayed Legs.

AC-892 A Golden Madrone Veneered Box, The Arched Hinged Lid With Stainless Steel Sides.

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