Mr. Schwendeman, an American who has worked in China’s antiques trade for eight years, said Chinese buyers are still paying top dollar for jade and furniture from the Ming and Qing dynasties made from rare hardwoods like yellow rosewood and ebony, which most foreigners ignore.
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 […]
Treasure Hunt: City Weekend goes in search of Beijing’s genuine antiques
Original article published in City Weekend Magazine March 16th, 2009 By Thomas Talhelm Fully Furnished Of all the different types of antiques, furniture has one of the quickest learning curves in the art of spotting fakes, making it a great choice for beginners. Buying furniture also entails less risk, since pieces can still make great […]
ACF China appears on China Central Television’s “Culture Express” program
Beijing based Chinese antiques expert Roger Schwendeman takes viewers on a tour on China Central Televisons Cultural Express program.