Past Events

    Chinese Furniture (01) – Classroom session


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    DATE:Sep 23 2011 (Friday) TIME:10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    LOCATION: Gaobeidian furniture street, Beijing CONTACT:Roger Schwendeman

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    Roger will introduction to buying antique furniture in Beijing, covering types of furniture, wood and surface finishes, distinguishing new from antique, “what’s hot” in the furniture market, ordering new/reproduction pieces.


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    Collecting Antiques in China (Roger/Chris)


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    DATE:Oct 14 2011 (Friday) TIME:10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    LOCATION: 160 Eurovillage, Beijing CONTACT:Roger Schwendeman

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    Roger and Chris share their experiences in collecting antiques in China, and in particular in Beijing. Topics include:

    • a brief introduction to north China (Neolithic and bronze age cultures up to the present day)
    • types of antiques available in Beijing markets
    • genuine items versus fakes

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      Collecting Antiques in China (REPEAT)


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      DATE:Oct 15 2011 (Saturday) TIME:10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      LOCATION: 160 Eurovillage, Beijing
    • CONTACT:Chris Buckley

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      Roger and Chris share their experiences in collecting antiques in China, and in particular in Beijing. Topics include:

      • a brief introduction to north China (Neolithic and bronze age cultures up to the present day)
      • types of antiques available in Beijing markets
      • genuine items versus fakes

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        Antique Market Buying Trip


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        DATE:Oct 18 2011 (Tuesday) TIME:10:00 AM to 02:30 PM
        LOCATION: GaoBeiDian Bridge, Beijing
      • CONTACT:Roger Schwendeman

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        Roger will host a guided trip to one of Beijing’s “industry only” antique furniture markets to see “furniture in the raw”, with the chance to pick out unrestored furniture for later restoration. Roger is well known for these trips and will take you to places that other furniture dealers would like to keep secret.


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        Collecting and Decorating with Antique Rugs (Chris)


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        DATE:Oct 28 2011 (Friday) TIME:10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
        LOCATION: 160 Eurovillage, Beijing CONTACT:Chris Buckley

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        Types of antique rug available in Beijing, including Tibetan, Mongolian, Xinjiang and other old rugs, distinguishing the main types, judging age and quality, distinguishing natural and synthetic dyes, prices, spotting fakes.  Illustrated with many examples.


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        Collecting and Decorating with Antique Rugs (REPEAT)


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        DATE:Oct 29 2011 (Saturday) TIME:10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
        LOCATION: 160 Eurovillage, Beijing CONTACT:Chris Buckley

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        Types of antique rug available in Beijing, including Tibetan, Mongolian, Xinjiang and other old rugs, distinguishing the main types, judging age and quality, distinguishing natural and synthetic dyes, prices, spotting fakes.  Illustrated with many examples.


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        Minority Textiles from Southwest China (Chris)


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        DATE:Nov 4 2011 (Friday) TIME:10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
        LOCATION: 160 Eurovillage, Beijing CONTACT:Chris Buckley

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        Textiles from minority peoples in Southwestern China, including Miao, Dong, Bouyi, Li of Hainan and other groups. An introduction to types and techniques including batik, ikat, supplementary weft and embroidery and distinguishing different types, judging age and quality. Illustrated with many examples.


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        Minority Textiles from Southwest China (REPEAT)


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        DATE:Nov 5 2011 (Saturday) TIME:10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
        LOCATION: 160 Eurovillage, Beijing CONTACT:Chris Buckley

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        Textiles from minority peoples in Southwestern China, including Miao, Dong, Bouyi, Li of Hainan and other groups. An introduction to types and techniques including batik, ikat, supplementary weft and embroidery and distinguishing different types, judging age and quality. Illustrated with many examples.


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        Chinese Furniture – understanding woods and materials


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        DATE:Mar 24 2012 (Saturday) TIME:10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
        LOCATION: Gaobeidian furniture street, Beijing CONTACT:Roger Schwendeman

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        Roger will introduce the main woods and materials used in Chinese furniture and discuss how to identify each type as well as discuss the differences and values in various hardwoods and softwoods.


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        Textiles from Southwest China and Southeast Asia: materials and techniques


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        DATE:Mar 30 2012 (Friday) TIME:10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
        LOCATION: Torana Tibetan Carpet Store, Beijing CONTACT:Chris Buckley

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        Chris will talk about textiles from minority groups in Southwest China and in Southeast Asia, in particular will show the different techniques used to make both the cloth and the decoration, including ikat, batik, supplementary warp and supplementary weft, and how to distinguish them.

        Illustrated with many examples.


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        (REPEAT) Textiles from Southwest China and Southeast Asia: materials and techniques


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        DATE:Mar 31 2012 (Saturday) TIME:10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
        LOCATION: Torana Tibetan Carpet Store, Beijing CONTACT:Chris Buckley

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        Chris will talk about textiles from minority groups in Southwest China and in Southeast Asia, in particular will show the different techniques used to make both the cloth and the decoration, including ikat, batik, supplementary warp and supplementary weft, and how to distinguish them.

        Illustrated with many examples.


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        Ceramics and Tea culture in China and Japan


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        DATE:Apr 6 2012 (Friday) TIME:10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
        LOCATION: 160 Eurovillage, Beijing CONTACT:Chris Buckley

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        Chris will talk about the culture of tea drinking in China and Japan, and look at the utensils used for tea drinking and their origins in Tang and Song dynasty China. Illustrated with many examples of ceramics from China and Asia in Chris’s collection.


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        (REPEAT) Ceramics and Tea culture in China and Japan


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        DATE:Apr 7 2012 (Saturday) TIME:10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
        LOCATION: 160 Eurovillage, Beijing CONTACT:Chris Buckley

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        Chris will talk about the culture of tea drinking in China and Japan, and look at the utensils used for tea drinking and their origins in Tang and Song dynasty China. Illustrated with many examples of ceramics from China and Asia in Chris’s collection.

         


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        What is quality: how to determine whats good quality when buying or building Chinese reproduction furniture


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        DATE:Apr 13 2012 (Friday) TIME:10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
        LOCATION: Gaobeidian furniture street, Beijing CONTACT:Roger Schwendeman

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        Roger will discuss the main points buyers must assess when purchasing or custom building antique Chinese style reproduction furniture. Topics will include carpentry and joinery aspects, proper use of quality materials, finishing details and general workmanship. We will also look at what causes cracking, and why pieces do not always come out as intended.


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        (REPEAT) What is quality: how to determine whats good quality when buying or building Chinese reproduction furniture


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        DATE:Apr 14 2012 (Saturday) TIME:10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
        LOCATION: Gaobeidian furniture street, Beijing CONTACT:Roger Schwendeman

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        Roger will discuss the main points buyers must assess when purchasing or custom building antique Chinese style reproduction furniture. Topics will include carpentry and joinery aspects, proper use of quality materials, finishing details and general workmanship. We will also look at what causes cracking, and why pieces do not always come out as intended.


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        Combined talk and antique market trip


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        DATE:Apr 21 2012 (Saturday) TIME:11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
        LOCATION: GaoBeiDian Bridge, 北京 CONTACT:Roger Schwendeman

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        Roger will host a combined talk and a guided trip to one of Beijing’s “industry only” antique furniture markets to see “furniture in the raw”, with the chance to pick out unrestored furniture for later restoration. Roger is well known for these trips and will take you to places that other furniture dealers would like to keep secret.

        This is an extremely rare opportunity to see where antique furniture comes from and what it looks like in its original un-restored form. 100% wholesale only, this market existsonly through word of mouth and cannot be found in any guidebook or map.

        Cost will include transportation. Please wear comfortable clothing which can get dirty as this market is extremely dusty.


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