New Course: learn about collecting Chinese antiques, ceramics, Tibetan art, textiles and chinese furniture.

SDC10713 New Course: learn about collecting Chinese antiques, ceramics, Tibetan art, textiles and chinese 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.

Sitting on history: Antique expert Roger Schwendeman reads Chinese history by touching and feeling it

Roger_J_schwendeman Sitting on history: Antique expert Roger Schwendeman reads Chinese history by touching and feeling it

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 […]

Hunting for treasures in Beijing’s Antique furniture markets

rogerfurniture2 Hunting for treasures in Beijing's Antique furniture markets

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

Beijing Field trip: Outdoor Wholesale Chinese Antique Market Tour

img_0128 Beijing Field trip: Outdoor Wholesale Chinese Antique Market Tour

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 […]

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