Guide to Chinese Furniture – Part 2) “Converted” antiques

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CONVERTED
Converted items are both antique & reproduction at the same time. Because of this the materials
and/or construction should possess a very slight degree of wear/tear due to age/use. The main overall
design of a converted piece may remain the same or similar but heavy modifications are made including
structural, finishes etc

  1. KNOWLEDGE: Basic an understanding of periods, regions, and styles as well local handcraft
    construction techniques.
  2. OPTIONS: Converted pieces are opportunistic in nature based on available, original core
    pieces and the buyer generally has little to no choice over its design.
  3. ORDERING: The purchasing (not ordering) ordering process is generally unsophisticated and
    inexact. Items cannot be exactly re-ordered but similar pieces may be able to be located.
  4. SUPPLY/PRICING: As supply will slowly decrease over time and consequently price will rise
    as haphazard conversions (as opposed to full restorations) will become a less useful/common
    occurrence. Conversions are sometimes is cheaper then “new,” since there is no purchase of
    new raw materials.

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  1. […] to note that most items on the market today which are being promoted as antiques are in fact either converted antiques (at best) or outright fakes & […]

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