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  1. Reproduction antiques

    Posted Jun 25th 2006, 12:00am by Jeanne Fogler

    ... Jeanne Fogler Acquiring antiques can be a joy, whether you are pursuing a specific period style or simply enhancing your home with distinctive pieces. But decorating with antiques has its ... a century, then reproduction antique furniture is an alternative. Numerous companies sell reproductions as well as antiques. Tomlinson's (www.antique-furniture.co.uk) claims to have the largest ...

  2. Antique fairs abound

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... simultaneously with very similar names, causing some major confusion among buyers. The Asia International Arts & Antiques Fair starts tomorrow at the AsiaWorld-Expo and the International Asian Antique and Art Fair starts on Friday at the China Resources Building in Wan Chai. The AIAAF runs until Monday and admission is $100, while the IAAAF continues to the following Wednesday ...

  3. The Medici Conspiracy: The Illicit Journey of Looted Antiquities

    Posted Oct 08th 2006, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis The Medici Conspiracy: The Illicit Journey of Looted Antiquities by Peter Watson and Cecilia Todeschini Public Affairs, HK$210 Fans of The Da Vinci Code may find ... officials and mafia-like archaeological kingpins are exposed by tenacious Italian detectives. Most people reasonably assume that the antiquities in museums were either bought legally at auction, ...

  4. Central Market not worth saving, antiquities board rules

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Members of the Antiquities Advisory Board have agreed almost unanimously that the city's last remaining example of Bauhaus-style architecture, the Central Market, has no preservation value, smoothing the way for its demolition. In a closed-door meeting, only two board members disagreed with the Antiquities and Monuments Office's recommendation that the market ...

  5. Curiosity kindles taste for antiques

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... with Anna Healy Fenton It was curiosity that first set Zafar Lam Shi-fa on the road to running one of the region's most successful antique furniture businesses. He was intrigued ... a seed to a passion.' After graduating from Hong Kong Polytechnic in business management, he became a sales assistant in the Altfield antique shop in Hollywood Road in 1985. By 1989 he ...

  6. Bowled over by an auction of antique treasure beyond measure

    Posted Nov 26th 2006, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... an antiques business in the Bund area, and he's now one of the most prominent collectors of Chinese art in the world. The bowl is almost certainly a pair to one in the collection of the Percival ...

  7. Labour of love

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Shirley Lau

    ... Shirley Lau One woman's affection for her antique-furniture collection was put to the test when she moved from Discovery Bay to a Mid-Levels apartment. Love is beautiful, but too much of it may pose a problem. Take, for example, antiques lover Stella Blade. In the past two decades, the well-travelled businesswoman and her husband, Simon, have bought from around the world ...

  8. The Fall of the Roman Empire- A New History

    Posted Jun 25th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... He takes the 'late antiquity' view of gradual if bloody transformation, with central Roman power passing to Romanised 'barbarian' kingdoms. There's a timeline ...

  9. Treasure hunt

    Posted May 17th 2006, 12:00am

    ... Sascha Matuszak Pass through the chipped and peeling main gate of Chengdu's Song Xian Qiao Antiques and Art Market and you enter a bazaar populated by starving artists and hawkers, antiques buffs and collectors, scam artists and thieves. Here, the law seems to be caveat emptor: buyer beware. The market stretches over two hectares and accommodates from 500 to 800 vendors ...

  10. Coffee table

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... of the 'house'.' Another book aiming to uncover mysteries is Karen Mazurkewich's Chinese Furniture: A Guide to Collecting Antiques (Tuttle, $385). A handsome tome, it offers a historical overview ... experts in the field and weaves in their comments to produce balanced pieces. She also provides interesting profiles of a handful of Chinese who have profited from the boom in antiques that began ...




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