• Home decor & accessories
  • Carved wooden architectural elements salvaged from traditional Chinese homes gain a new lease on life…

    I have had this photo of a “Pai Lou” (牌楼) which has been sitting on my hard drive for ages. I snapped the image of this particular one, a few years back while buying salvaged wooden architectural elements, which we would then restore and create matching stands for providing them with a second life. This […]

  • Antique Restorations
  • A to Z: Restoring chinese wood carvings, wooden screens and carved architectural elements.

    3) Retouch color

    When a Chinese traditional homes is demolished  to make way for the new, elements like antique window screens, carved panels & screens and other architectural elements are typically salvaged to be reborn as decorative items in modern homes. Thinking about adding such a piece of history to your collection?  Here’s a quick look at the […]