• aimores, cabinets & wardrobes
  • Reader Question: what is this antique cabinet?

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    I get several emails each week asking for information on pieces. Questions regarding origin, value, age etc. Unfortunately I can’t answer them all, though  I do try to answer as many as I can. Anyway, here is one from the latest batch of emails in the interest that my answers can be shared with others […]

  • antique auctions
  • A large collection of Chinese, Burmese & Thai antiquities on offer from a private seller

    A large Chinese neolithic period (Banshan Phase) painted pottery storage jar - c. 2600–2300 B.C

      An exceptionally fine and rare large reclining Burmese Mandalay period Buddha. On offer is two privately held collections of Chinese and Southeast Asian antiquities for sale. In total there are over 70 different pieces in both collections. Collection consists of Chinese Neolithic, Han, Warring States and Ming Dynasty pottery and terracotta, Burmese and Thai […]

  • Furniture Industry News
  • Chinese art and antiques news round up

    China Daily 04/03/2012 page1

    I recently stumbled across a Chinese antiques themed scraper site, aggregating headlines related obviously to Chinese art and antiques. For those of you who are not savvy in the lingo of the web, “scraper sites” are basically spam sites which glean all of their content off of the web and repost it in its entirety […]

  • Architectural Items
  • Where can I find good books on Chinese wood carvings and architectural elements?

    I get a ton of emails each week asking where to find more information on various antiques related topics. Recently there have been an unusual number of emails asking for information on wood carvings in particular. Here is one from this week: “I have a wooden architectural carving that was a mantle for a gate. It […]

  • Antique Markets
  • Beijing antique market selections – Antique collectors picks – Part 1

    After last weeks visit to the Beijing un-restored  antiques market, several people had asked me for specific recommendations on “which pieces I would buy and why would I buy them.” I will break this list down into three categories and discuss each in a three part post. Collectors level: These are often investment worthy classical […]