Who knew?  The following notice was posted on The Bombay Company website:

The Bombay Company is discontinuing operations and all stores are closed as of January 21, 2008.  We would like to thank you, our loyal customers, for your business over the past years.

Not a high-quality place to shop for furniture, but one could sometimes find good accessories — especially during their big sales.  I had found porcelain garden stools and gold-leafed decorative bowls at bargain prices in years past.  Maybe they stayed the traditional-style road too long since most folks seem to want contemporary styles or country-simple Pottery Barn-type home furnishings now.