The palatial Marble Hall residence of Sir Paul Chater in Conduit Road, Hong Kong. The late businessman’s unrivalled collection of some 430 works adorned its walls, but following his death in May, 1926, they were bequeathed to the Hong Kong government.

Why art hidden from Japanese on eve of Hong Kong invasion in World War II, and never seen again, still fascinates after 80 years

  • Some 300 paintings, drawings and maps collected by Hong Kong businessman Sir Paul Chater went missing when the Japanese Army occupied Hong Kong in 1941
  • Some paintings were stripped from their frames, placed in sealed tins and buried in the garden of Government House, but searches have not turned them up
Topic |   Art
The palatial Marble Hall residence of Sir Paul Chater in Conduit Road, Hong Kong. The late businessman’s unrivalled collection of some 430 works adorned its walls, but following his death in May, 1926, they were bequeathed to the Hong Kong government.
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