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Before Attending a Chinese Painting Auction or Other Antique Auction Here is What You Need to Do

The best way to learn about antiques is to touch them, pick them up, smell them and feel their texture. Taking classes and browsing price guides are usually just a waste of time and money. The best way to educate yourself about antiques is to experience them. Before attending a Chinese painting auction or other [...]

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Antique Auction Houses Are a Fun Way to Collect

You might be on this website because you are a seasoned collector and know that we auction off quality antiques, or you may be here because you saw something that caught your eye. Perhaps this is your first experience in an auction setting and you are feeling a little nervous and perhaps intimidated. Just relax [...]

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December 21, 2014 Auction Highlights

Lot 84: 19th C. Clock Set. Patina Bronze Cherub Figures atop Clock Face on a Marble and Dore Bronze Base. Bronze Cherub Figures holding up Dore Candelabras. Dimension: 20"W x 11 1/2"H (clock) & 22 1/2"H (candle holder)Lot 88: 19th C. Dore Bronze Clock Set. Roman figural Statue holding a Scroll beside a unique Clock Face, atop a [...]

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The Ming Dynasty Brought Perfection to Chinese Ceramic Antiques

The Ming Dynasty ruled China from 1368 to 1644, and it was in the first half of the 15th century that design advancements brought about milky-white and cobalt-blue porcelain to perfection, the most internationally sought after of all Chinese ceramic antiques. But this artistic high point is just one of many achievements of the Ming [...]

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At Our Auctions, You Will No Doubt Discover a Chinese Brush Painting or a Jade Carving That Will Bring You Positive Energy

For centuries, the Chinese have followed Feng Shui, the art of arranging objects in a way that promotes positive energy. You can incorporate this principle nearly anywhere, your home, your office or if you choose, your car. At our auctions, you will no doubt discover a Chinese brush painting or a Jade carving that will [...]

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Check Our Auctions on a Regular Basis for Paintings from Qi Baishi as well as Other Chinese Artists

Qi Baishi (1864-1957) is a Chinese artist who may be viewed as relatively obscure by Westerners but is considered the Picasso of China by the Chinese. But more and more we see people from around the world beginning to take note of his talents and become fond of his work. Baishi’s works contain a fresh [...]

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Perhaps if Antique Auction Houses were a Thing in 19th Century Europe, Napoleon Would have had More of an Appreciation for Antiques

Let’s take a moment to demonstrate how collecting antiques can embellish our lives. We are reminded of the story about war-mongering Napoleon I, Emperor of France in the early 19th century, who was offered an elegant cabinet previously owned by none other than Queen Marie Antoinette. Bonaparte, who lacked appreciation for fine furniture, snootily rejected [...]

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History Shows that Antique Collecting is One of the Oldest Hobbies Known to Man

History shows that antique collecting is one of the oldest hobbies known to man, this is evident as the Chinese have long known that keeping something for a long time can increase the value. And though there are many people who view antique collecting as a viable source of income, many others collect antiques because [...]

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Online Antiques Auctions For Interested Collectors

If you've often thought about starting an antique collection, or have always been interested in historical artifacts, now is as good a time as any to begin acquiring wonderful pieces for your home or business. At Antique Reader, our online antiques auctions are designed to offer the finest artifacts at competitive prices, allowing you to [...]

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Stay Tuned for Our Upcoming Chinese Antiques Auction

At Antique Reader, we're dedicated to providing our customers with the best selection and the best variety of Chinese antiques that we possibly can. We love seeing people light up when they see that perfect sculpture or painting that they know will look absolutely fabulous in their home. We're always proud to pair a collector with [...]

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