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  1. Antiquities board can't admit last old building is long gone

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake's van der Kamp At Thursday's meeting an [Antiquities Advisory Board] member raised a new piece of historical information about the [west] wing, showing a 1969 news article ... of our history. And this leaves that peculiar collection of underemployed architects and unemployable dreamers, the Antiquities Advisory Board, with a dilemma. If we have already graded all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004862/antiquities-board-cant-admit-last-old-building-long-gone
  2. 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
  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Shelf esteem

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:47am by Charmaine Chan

    ... goes. Because of an open-ended budget (Bell was the one making cost-cutting suggestions instead of the other way around), high-end finishes are evident throughout and Chinese antiques make up ... ceiling fan he wanted installed. Then there is the 50s Bakelite phone whose form and sonorous ring took his fancy when he saw it in an antiques shop in Yorkshire, Britain. That piece ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1540407/shelf-esteem
  4. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    All aboard for a tram ride into Hong Kong's past

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com All aboard for a tram ride into Hong Kong's past As the antique tram trundled along the timeworn route from Sai Wan to Causeway Bay, Joseph Ting Sun-pao transported his fellow passengers back to days long gone. Back to a time before covered markets, and further still, to when Hongkongers caught their supper in the canal running through the city. Ting, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541996/all-aboard-tram-ride-hong-kongs-past
  5. Vintage interiors with a contemporary touch

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:18am by John Lam

    ... growing in recent years due to the general trends showcased in interior design magazines. So, what classifies as vintage? Broadly speaking, it sits somewhere between antique (more than 100 years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1548579/vintage-interiors-contemporary-touch
  6. Antiquities board gives historic villa new lease on life

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong and Adrian Wan A historic villa on The Peak that Hutchison Whampoa wants to redevelop is likely to be saved after the antiquities office raised its status to a top-grade historic ... of the Antiquities Advisory Board agreed at a meeting yesterday to lift the status of the Coombe Road villa, built in 1887, from grade two to grade one. Grade-one buildings have 'outstanding merit' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985741/antiquities-board-gives-historic-villa-new-lease-life
  7. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Take a Peak into the past: Controversy over hotel plans for century-old mansion at 27 Lugard Road

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:22am by Ada Lee

    ... Inside the 27 Lugard Road mansion According to the Antiquities Advisory Board, the house was damaged by a typhoon in November 1939, when the roof cracked badly. When the Japanese invaded in 1941, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547514/take-peak-past-27-lugard-road
  8. Things Chinese: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Guy Haydon Things Chinese: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles by Ronald Knapp Tuttle Next time you pick up a pair of chopsticks, take a moment to think about their history. You will have ... in the shops selling antiques, crafts and collectibles. Ronald Knapp, professor emeritus at the State University of New York at New Paltz, describes the history and cultural significance relating to 60 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983983/things-chinese-antiques-crafts-collectibles
  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Store de force: Authentiques

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 12:30am by CANDACE CAMPOS

    ... Candace Campos Owner Kate Davies talks to Candace Campos about how she turned her love for antiques into a business Authentiques What's the inspiration behind your shop? "I love luxury, but I also respect the planet, so antique furniture ticks both boxes. It's a joy to be surrounded by beautiful pieces that are at least 100, if not 200, years old." How did you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1446990/store-de-force-authentiques
  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Experts urge action before harsh weather ruins relics found at new MTR site

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:48am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com 'Act before bad weather ruins relics' Antiquities advisers are worried that sunlight and the imminent typhoon season will ruin ancient relics unearthed at the To Kwa Wan MTR site and urge prompt action to protect them. The concern was raised at the Antiquities Advisory Board meeting yesterday as members discussed how to strike a balance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1525451/experts-urge-action-harsh-weather-ruins-relics-found-new-mtr-site

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