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  1. Expertise in antique restoration may wane as city's masters retire

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow The craftsmanship of Chinese antique furniture restoration that helped put Hong Kong on the world map as one of the most important spots for the trade is set to fade when ... has been making and restoring furniture since he dropped out of school in 1962, said. 'People prefer to do interior decor because it's much quicker money than restoring antique ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/641743/expertise-antique-restoration-may-wane-citys-masters-retire
  2. first person

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... eyes to thread needles. My elder brother once had a shop selling antiques including vases, and people used to ask for the vases to be made into lamps. So I started to learn how to make ... they are happy, and then I am happy. I used to watch my old uncles locking away their antiques and paintings because they didn't want to risk breaking them. But it's such a waste to put them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/445006/first-person
  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Antiques collector sets up museum to show traditional houses and furniture

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Lim Hui Sin

    ... Lim Hui Sin life@scmp.com An antiques dealer has set up a museum in Shanghai to display his collection of traditional buildings and furniture, writes Lim Hui Sin dwell Zhao Wenlong sees himself as a man with a mission, a guardian of cultural heritage. Which is how he came to convert a one-hectare site outside Shanghai into a showcase of antique furniture and traditional buildings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1176680/antiques-collector-sets-museum-show-traditional-houses-and
  4. 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
  5. Antiques add variety to a strong property portfolio

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li From property to jade and antique fragrant rosewood chairs, investor and collector Wong Koon-kau has many strings to his investment bow. As a chartered surveyor with nearly 30 ... the valuation of the chairs is as much as 600,000 yuan. And the owner of the antique furniture store where I bought them has offered me 400,000 yuan.' he said. A sandalwood table and four chairs he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966115/antiques-add-variety-strong-property-portfolio
  6. Demand forces antique prices up

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The chance to buy affordable Chinese antique furniture is diminishing as supplies dry up on the mainland. Increasing demand among wealthy mainlanders is pushing prices up and reducing ... age-group of 50- to 60-year-olds buying antiques, as was the norm 20 years ago. They are also popular with 20- to 30-year-olds,' she says. 'Even if they are living in a 500 sqft place ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735599/demand-forces-antique-prices
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Event brings precious antiques home

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Gilmore Cheung

    ... of the antiques market and prices of various antique items.' Mr He said he was optimistic about the future development of the Hong Kong market and AIAA. 'Before the 1990s, the arts and antique market was one-sided as large amounts of Chinese antiques were sold to foreign countries. In the 1990s, Chinese people gradually bought Chinese art pieces and antiques back from the foreign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638635/event-brings-precious-antiques-home
  10. Auctions of Chinese antiques net HK$451m

    Posted Apr 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Chinese collectors fuelled the auction boom yesterday by snapping up most of the lots on offer at Sotheby's sale of antiques at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. ... HK$22.72 million. Items being auctioned by a French collector sold for a total of HK$128.3 million. Two auctions are scheduled for today- modern Chinese paintings, and antique clocks and watches. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/588261/auctions-chinese-antiques-net-hk451m

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