• Antique Restorations
  • Restoring a Chinese mahjong table with a bit of pyrotechnics!

    Furniture restoration: Chinese mahjong table

    I get so backed up with blog posts, because there is so many interesting and fascinating things to see and talk about. And being detailed oriented, I really want to spend the time to talk about each item in detail, the history behind it, where it comes from and all the other details that make […]

  • Antique Restorations
  • Furniture Repairs: Improper restoration causes this “Old Shanghai” table-top to buckle and split

    old shanghai table to be repaired

    (Click images to enlarge)  Question: A reputable local beijing based antique Chinese furniture dealer sold us this nice Chinese table. It cracked a few months after getting it.  He has his own shop to produce furniture as well as sell antiques. I am sending you 3 photos, 1 of each side of the table, and […]

  • Antique Restorations
  • Useful Tips and Hints for cleaning and repairing antiques

    The antique advertiser.com website has a great page of tips called Antique Alchemy which have been compiled from various reader feedback and other web sources.  Its a great little resource which I though I might reprint for you here. As they mentioned on their page – these tips are all use at your own risk! […]