China’s great leap forward was a difficult and fascinating time in contemporary Chinese history. It was also a total disaster for Chinese Antique Furniture
This fall of 2011, Roger Schwendeman and Chris Buckley, both specialists in China Antiques, will be conducting a unique series of classes on Chinese Antiques. These sessions are intended to provide pointers for negotiating the maze/minefield that is the Beijing antique market and for finding genuine items of good quality. The first sessions begin on Friday 23rd September 2011 starting with antique furniture related topics.
Agenda Magazine (Beijing) July 2009 Sitting On History Antique expert Roger Schwendeman reads Chinese history by touching and feeling it In a previous life, Roger Schwendeman worked in information technology, where things changed constantly. In his job of the last seven years with ACF China, a company that employs local artisans to collect and restore […]
Yesterday I went out looking at antique furniture on the outskirts of Beijing with Roger Schwendenman of the ACF company. Roger is a specialist in wholesale furniture and has his own restoration workshop, and it was interesting to go look at unrestored furniture “fresh from the countryside” versus the fully restored variety that we see at most furniture sellers in Beijing
ACF China and the The Hutong will be co-organizing a field trip this Saturday morning to visit a outdoor wholesale market where peasants from the countryside bring antique furniture to sell to wholesalers, specialists and restorers. This is an extremely rare opportunity to see where antique furniture comes from and what it looks like in […]