Smuggled out just 4 years ago, a rare Tang Dynasty sarcophagus returns to China

Tang-Dynasty-sarcophagus Smuggled out just 4 years ago, a rare Tang Dynasty sarcophagus returns to China

No wonder customs is so difficult when it comes to exporting antique stone these days….. The return of a smuggled Tang Dynasty (AD 618 – 907) sarcophagus from the United States to China may serve as a good example for international collaboration to curb the rampant pillaging and smuggling of treasures, researchers have said. The […]

Guide to old Chinese antique doors and Chinese old door panels, from collection to restoration.

imag0070_exposure Guide to old Chinese antique doors and Chinese old door panels, from collection to restoration.

I was in the warehouse just a few days ago, looking over a batch of antique door panels which just came in and it really reminded me just how cool some of these pieces are, especially the iron hardware, the various textures, and the overall character and charm of these bits of history. In the […]

Trend Guide: Rustic furniture made from reclaimed elm and other salvaged woods

dsci0052 Trend Guide: Rustic furniture made from reclaimed elm and other salvaged woods

Reclaimed & salvaged materials are environmentally friendly in that there are no new trees cut down to make the piece. Sources of wood may be old railroad ties, beams from old houses that have been demolished or even old doors. Old elm tends to be a favorite as Elm in fairly common in China.

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