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History has always been revered and carefully preserved here.  When you add a large, fluid expatriate population to the mix, the result is a thriving secondhand market in furniture and some great chances to find good quality deals.  A couple of weeks ago I was looking for a Saarinen-style tulip table for my kitchen and placed an advertisement for one, not thinking I'd get a response.  Much to my surprise, the very next day I received an e-mail from Delight Morris saying one was available.

As most buying and selling of secondhand furniture is done by way of private sale, estate sale or auction, Delight and her husband Rudy launched Orange Bay Company in 2009 as a means of providing buyers with a new source for high-quality furniture and sellers with a convenient way to dispose of unneeded items.  Named after the area near Negril, Jamaica from where Rudy originates, Orange Bay Company is situated on the top floor of a large warehouse and currently is only open on weekends.  Delight and Rudy buy and sell carefully curated pieces, from large items like sofas and beds to accessories and tchotchkes which help to make a space really memorable and unique.  Orange Bay Company also accepts donations of furniture and part of the proceeds from the sale of these items are donated to charities on island.



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