Robin & Richard Buxbaum
A mutual love for antiques led to Robin and Richard opening Antiques on Old Plank Road in 1992, when the first location was in Westmont, Illinois. As the owners, the Buxbaums are still very much involved with their growing business: while Robin curates the appearance of the store and the buying of furniture from France or by consignment, Richard remains “the man behind the curtain,” talking to suppliers, designers and potential buyers on any given day.
Senior Director of Art and Photography
Starting low on the totem pole, Ashley began by setting vignettes and light housekeeping. Since graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, Richard recommended training her in photography. It was a new love, and she excelled very quickly. Once the business shifted to mostly Internet based, Ashley and her position have become invaluable assets to this company. She shoots 100 percent of the product photos you see on the website. Dependable, dedicated and trustworthy, she has taken our photography department to new heights.
E-Commerce Sales Director
Steve came to Old Plank in 2012 from a number of managerial and sales positions at furniture companies and ecommerce websites. Like Jack and Richard, Steve handles day-to-day sales of our inventory, and seeks the best practices for making our furniture available to everyone—no matter the location. Since arriving at Old Plank, Steve has optimized the website for online sales—making Old Plank a major player in antiques e-commerce, and he has made our products available on Google Shopping, Amazon, Dering Hall, One Kings Lane and Ruby Lane.
Charlie, Fushi, Henry and Jake
Resident Security Team (our four lovable shar-peis)
While shopping at our showroom, you will instantly be greeted warmly by our four shar-peis. They love people but sometimes can initially be a little bit intimidating while first entering our showroom. Fushi, a black furry-part sharpei and we think part chow, is our official greeter. Followed by Charlie and Henry.....