Divines Furnitures since 1932
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ABOUT US

One of Montery Park's best known landmarks...


...one of San Gabriel Valley's best kept secrets

HISTORY

In 1922 the store was built as an open-air Japanese produce market. During the Depression years, Harry J. Divine bought the property and began selling used furniture, refrigerators, stoves and carpets to a generation looking to stretch their dollar to the max. In fact, the store proudly displayed their motto: "It Pays to Buy Better Grade Used Furniture."

During the Depression years, Harry J. Divine bought the property and started selling used furniture, refrigerators, stoves and carpets to a generation of folks looking to stretch their dollar to the max. In fact, the front of the store proudly displayed their motto: "It Pays to Buy Better Grade Used Furniture."

In 1938, Harry Divine's niece, Lois, was introduced to his shy employee, Gilbert Horn. She later became his wife of 68 years, and they subsequently purchased and ran the business with their son, Chris.

Today, Chris, carries on the family tradition with the help of his wife, Laura, who he also met at Divine's some 15 years ago.

Gilbert, who is now in his mid 80's, still drives to the store daily and does the banking. You will catch him chatting with customers and sharing stories about the "good old days."

Since Chris has worked in the business with his father for over 40 years, he has gained valuable experience and expertise in buying and selling vintage and antique furniture, but he does recall a time when his efforts were not so appreciated by his father. At age 6, Chris felt he deserved more than his salary of 25 cents a day, so he went on strike until Gilbert agreed to meet his demand of 5 cents an hour. Chris still drives a hard bargain!

Customers enjoy sharing their own memories of Divine's . In fact, many of our younger customers tell us that their parents and grandparents still have furniture they purchased from Divine's over 50 years ago!

It's wonderful to see a whole new generation of wise shoppers emerging. The motto holds true today, "It Pays to Buy Better Grade Used Furniture."


TODAY

Divine's is still owned and operated by the same family, and our customer base is as diverse as the San Gabriel Valley has become, with a desire for stylish furnishings at a savings.

Our business is primarily from word of mouth referrals. This includes many repeat sales from within the same families, antique furniture dealers from surrounding areas, interior decorators, new home buyers, studio set designers and curious drivers who just notice the beautiful lighting and great furniture.

It's wonderful to see a whole new generation of wise shoppers emerging. The motto holds true today, "It Pays to Buy Better Grade Used Furniture."

We accept personal checks and all major credit cards...and, of course, American currency!

For our shopper's convenience, we have a 90-day layaway plan which requires only a 10% deposit and a payment every 30 days.

Our delivery delivery service covers the greater Los Angeles area and surrounding counties, and the fee is very reasonable. Our furniture deliverers are experienced and trustworthy.

You can visit our store 7 days a week.

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