Guide to Chinese Furniture – Part 3) Fakes & Replications


New, handcrafted pieces using natural materials (May use older or aged materials). Produced in a
workshop or “cottage industry” environment and based on actual antiques with extra effort put into
each piece for it to be made to look unique. Like antiques items can be very similar though no two will
be exactly alike. Pieces will possess little to no real wear/tear except “faked” wear/tear

  1. KNOWLEDGE: Requires a basic historical understanding of periods, regions, and styles as
    well local handcraft construction techniques.
  2. OPTIONS: Very similar to antiques in that there are no options, only generalized choices
    following patterns, motifs, periods and styles.
  3. ORDERING: Pieces are often created in villages (cottage industry) and purchasing (not
    ordering) is typically through a middleman (distributor) often from the same town/village/area.
  4. SUPPLY/PRICING: Available in larger quantities then antiques and supply can remain
    constant as long as the regional techniques are passed on and continued. Price can remain
    semi-constant is usually negotiated on a per piece basis in limited quantities.

Related Books & Reading

Fake, Fraud, or Genuine?: Identifying Authentic American Antique FurnitureFake, Fraud, or Genuine?: Identifying Authentic American Antique FurniturePrepares the average antiquer to be a detective at antiques shops and sales, offering simple, practical techniques for examining furniture to discern the fake, repaired, and genuine antique
Antique fakes and their detectionAntique fakes and their detectionNew York NY: Gramercy Publishing, 1950. Blue cloth boards with black spine title--book is attractive, clean and bright, jacket is VG+ with marginal edge/corner wear. "How to detect forgeries in furniture, glass, china, silver, and various other collected items".. Second Edition. Hardcover
The True Story of Fake News: How Mainstream Media Manipulates MillionsThe True Story of Fake News: How Mainstream Media Manipulates MillionsIs fake news being spread through social media as part of an information war? Are political operatives publishing disinformation to smear the oppositi... Read More >

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