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  1. Step back in time for classical gems

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Annabel Walker

    ... there are also antique gems and superior reproduction pieces. The pressure on available space that is evident in other locations popular for antiques, such as Hollywood Road and Queen's Road East, ... antique pieces. 'Ten years ago, when we started the business, we only sold antiques,' says proprietor Andy Ngou. 'But because the number of antiques is declining, now almost 80 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713368/step-back-time-classical-gems
  2. Zenith boss misses a beat but the antique watches get big tick

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... timepieces, most of them antique with the oldest made in 1899, will be on show until January 2. Hong Kong is the exhibition's last stop in Asia - after Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo - before ... Ch?reau-Hoffmann (pictured), Hong Kong general manager for LVMH watches and jewellery. 'Our craftsmen today still get inspiration from history. These antique pieces reflect the identity of our brand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733437/zenith-boss-misses-beat-antique-watches-get-big-tick
  3. Antique furniture are timeless attractions

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Antique Chinese furniture is proving increasingly popular in the city, but buyers are often uncertain of what constitutes an antique. Experts say that an antique piece of Chinese furniture must be more than 100 years old and at least 90 per cent original. For Chinese antique tables and chairs, replaced legs significantly lower the value of a piece. 'For cabinets, the shelves ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722642/antique-furniture-are-timeless-attractions
  4. Investors target art and antiques

    Posted Nov 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With the economic climate improving over the past few months, investors are spoiled for choice as far as investment products are concerned. Investing in art and antiques is an option ... Surveyors (RICS) Art and Antiques Survey showed that art and antiques prices continue to rise, as more buyers turn to the market as an alternative investment. RICS is a British-based surveyor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731413/investors-target-art-and-antiques
  5. Rediscover beauty of antique stones

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... jeweller? When was the piece made? If the piece is a real antique from a famous house, it might be better to keep it as is,' says Arnaud Bastien, general manager, Greater China, Graff Diamonds, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731247/rediscover-beauty-antique-stones
  6. Newly rich mainlanders push antique prices through the roof

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Forget about investing in Hong Kong property. Prices for top-quality antique Chinese furniture have increased fourfold in five years, bid up by newly rich mainlanders. Prices ... it with their enthusiasm for 'imperial' furniture- mainlanders are also ensuring that Hong Kong's role as an antiques market is likely to grow. At Sotheby's auction in the city in October last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708624/newly-rich-mainlanders-push-antique-prices-through-roof
  7. Damaged antiques can be fixed

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Did your favourite dining table arrive in Hong Kong with scratches or dents on the side? Or did the springs of your mother's antique sofa finally break? If the warranty on your ... Chan, owner of The Birdcage, a Chinese antique-furniture repair shop. The most common problems are scratches, dents and water marks. Although the damage can be fixed, it comes with a price. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719856/damaged-antiques-can-be-fixed
  8. Antique silver dollar poised to smash the US$1m barrier

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Samantha Kierath

    ... are comparable in rarity and grade to million-dollar US coins but are only changing hands for 'thousands instead of millions'. He says Chinese antique items in general are still underpriced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722791/antique-silver-dollar-poised-smash-us1m-barrier
  9. Prominent Tibetan antique dealer gets 15-year jail term

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... It is impossible for him to rob a grave,' he said. Karma Samdrup was one of the biggest private dealers of Tibetan antiques and was named philanthropist of the year by China Central Television ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718022/prominent-tibetan-antique-dealer-gets-15-year-jail-term
  10. Warehouse full of really 'cool things'

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is a huge variety of goods here, from Afghan rugs to Burmese table tops with powdered legs. We have genuine antiques and pieces that use old elements in novel ways, inspiring an emotional response ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713399/warehouse-full-really-cool-things

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