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  • Blurring the line further… How to tell if its a genuine antique?

    If you read my previous post “blurring the line” you know how difficult it is to honestly decide whether or not an item should be considered an “genuine Chinese antique.” Answering this question becomes even more difficult when you consider the awkward journey a piece my take as it travels through the “antique-reproduction” supply chain. […]

  • antique appraisals
  • Determining quality in antique furniture (What is Quality?)

    A few interesting examples and baselines which can be used when making an assessment of quality. You will need to click each photo to see the enlarged verion and associated comments. Poor to low quality This piece speaks for itself. Particularly evident is fitting which uses the lowest quality of materials.