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  1. Antique maps

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Sofia Suarez

    ... Sofia Suarez I have dabbled in collecting Chinese furniture and art objects, and would now like to buy an antique map of the region. What do I need to know? WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS ... be considerably more.' RESOURCES Books (Amazon.com): Antique Maps by C. Moreland and D. Bannister ($123); Collecting Old Maps by F.J. Manasek ($320); Collecting Antique Maps by Jonathan Potter ($190, ...

  2. Antique books

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Sofia Suarez

    ... Sofia Suarez I love old books, but I'm confused by the different terms. What, for example, does antiquarian mean? WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS: Picture This, the gallery known for its posters and maps, recently began selling antiquarian and second-hand books. 'Antique traditionally means more than 100 years old, although the term is used liberally,' says owner Christopher ...

  3. Early American

    Posted Sep 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Sofia Suarez

    ... Sofia Suarez I'm attracted to so-called early and Chippendale antique furniture from the US, but don't really know what that means. Can you offer some advice? WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS 'The Chippendale style in the Americas falls roughly between 1770 and 1790, some 20 years behind the fashion in England,' says Wouter von Eldik of House of Jacobus Antiques ...

  4. Regency furniture

    Posted Aug 05th 2005, 12:00am by Sofia Suarez

    ... Sofia Suarez Living in Asia, I haven't had experience with European antiques. I'm interested in Regency furniture. Any tips? WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS 'The Regency period ... (www.vam.ac.uk); Sir John Soanes Museum (www.soane.org) W.R. Harvey & Co (Antiques): 86 Corn St, Witney, Oxon, OX28 6BU, England (tel: [44 1993] 706 501) or e-mail: antiques@wrharvey.co.uk Send ...

  5. Silverware

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Sofia Suarez

    ... Sofia Suarez I'm familiar with Chinese export silver, but not Japanese. What's the difference? WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS Lucille Vessa, of Honeychurch Antiques, says the heyday ... 'The British standard for sterling silver is 92.5 per cent. Japanese silver was marked 90 per cent sterling silver. The Chinese made about 82 to 95 per cent.' Caring for antique Japanese ...

  6. Art deco silver

    Posted Dec 16th 2005, 12:00am by Sofia Suarez

    ... in North America, but the main centres were Paris, Copenhagen and Brussels,' says Erik Mullendorf, director of Mullendorf Antiques. 'The silver usually bears hallmarks that permit ... by Janet Drucker ($393); Puiforcat by Francoise de Bonneville (out of print). Shops: Mullendorf Antiques in Belgium- Leopoldstraat 2, 2000 Antwerp; and at Rue Ernest Allard, 32, 1000 Brussels, tel: ...

  7. Ivory fans

    Posted Oct 07th 2005, 12:00am by Sofia Suarez

    ... Sofia Suarez I had a bad experience trying to restore an antique ivory fan bought in China. Would you recommend an expert who can save the piece for me, and explain the process? WHAT ... for a replacement from her cache of antique ivory pieces. For larger pieces, she often uses bone, even though it has a different grain- bone has vertical lines, genuine ivory has curved cross-hatching. ...

  8. Terracotta horses

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Sofia Suarez

    ... the legs have been broken and repaired. Collectors understand and accept this.' Fakes are widely sold as antiques. Look at the patina, he says, 'Even today, they cannot fake them ... of authenticity.' RESOURCES Books (www.paragonbook.com): A Journey into China's Antiquities (Four volumes) by Yu Weichao, editor ($2,496). The Arts of China to AD900 by William Watson ($624). The Silk ...

  9. Storage space

    Posted Nov 04th 2005, 12:00am by Sofia Suarez

    ... Sofia Suarez I'd like to buy an antique Chinese cabinet for my home, but have no idea what to get. What do you recommend? WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS 'Chinese cabinets are probably one ... huanghuali, jichimu and black wood antiques has increased prices two- to four-fold, Islam says. 'Today, we're buying for storage and decoration and, of course, to accommodate our lifestyle. ...

  10. Popular porcelain

    Posted Oct 21st 2005, 12:00am by Sofia Suarez

    ... for the population rather than the imperial court,' says Bonnie Groot of Arch Angel Antiques. 'As the middle class became larger, different popular ware came into play. Early on, plates were ... and Porcelain by Li Zhiyan et al ($155). Arch Angel Antiques: 53/55 Hollywood Road, Central, tel: 2851 6848 Send questions about collectables to sofiasuarez@yahoo.com ...




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