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Northern and Southern Styles of Chinese Antiques Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi I'm John.

Yuqing Zhao: I'm Yuqing.

John Rogers: And we're both here from ChineseAntiqueFurnitureShop.com. And we have a continuing series of videos on Chinese antique furniture. And in this...

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Chinese Antique Restoration and Refinishing Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi, I'm John.

Yuqing Zhao: I'm Yuqing.

John Rogers: And we're here once again in our continuing series on Chinese antique furniture which you can find at our Web site at

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Chinese Antique Stools Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi my name is John from ChineseAntiqueFurnitureShop.com. We're here today in our continuing series of videos to talk about stools. Now how do I define or differentiate a stool from a bench? The difference as far as I'm concerned for my purposes is a stool is so that one person can sit. A bench is so...

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Chinese Antique Benches Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi my name is John from ChineseAntiqueFurnitureShop.com. Today we're going to talk about Chinese benches in our continuing series of videos. Obviously benches come in a great variety of styles and a great variety in lengths depending upon what their original purpose was. How do you differentiate a...

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Chinese Antique Chairs Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi, I'm John from ChineseAntiqueFurnitureShop.com. In this video we're going to look at some of the types of chairs that're available in China. There are a large variety of different arm chairs. One of the most popular ones is shown herein, the horseshoe chair. This with it's obviously horseshoe...

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Chinese Antique Doors Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi my name is John from ChineseAntiqueFurnitureShop.com. This video is going to talk about doors that are available from China. Doors are frequently available as are architectural fragments because as China modernizes its cities, it destroys its old houses and puts new buildings on the land where the...

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Chinese Antique Tables Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi I'm John from ChineseAntiqueFurnitureShop.com. In this video we're going to talk about some of the different types of Chinese tables that are available. And tables just kind of have an infinite variety and today I'm going to show you three of just an amazing variety right here. This one is called an...

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Chinese Antique Clothes Racks Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi I'm John from ChineseAntiqueFurnitureShop.com. And I'm here today in our continuing series of videos to talk with you about an unusual form found in Chinese furniture and that is the clothes rack. Instead of hanging things up in closets as we're accustomed to in the west, years ago in China and even...

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Chinese Antique Apothecary Chests Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi I'm John from ChineseAntiqueFurnitureShop.com. Here today in our continuing series of videos. This video talks about apothecary chests. Let's just pause for a minute and recognize the Chinese medicine has been practiced and continues to be practiced throughout China. And indeed many aspects of it...

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Chinese Antique Chests Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi this is John from ChineseAntiqueFurnitureShop.com. Here in our continuing series of videos we're going to talk about chests. And the variety of chests available from China is absolutely incredible. I can't in a short video show you no more than a few representative samples. Here are two. These are...

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Chinese Antique Buffets Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi I'm John from ChineseAntiqueFurnitureShop.com. And I'm here today to talk about buffets. First question, what's the difference between a buffet and a chest? Well my thought is that a buffet tends to be much longer and it tends to be a place that's replete with storage also with the opportunity to...

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Chinese Antique Architectural Fragments Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi my name is John from ChineseAntiqueFurnitureShop.com. Today we're going to talk about architectural fragments. Well how do you get architectural fragments from China? What has caused all these fragments to be available on the market? Well what it is is China's Modernization Program which has...

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Chinese Antique Windows Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi I'm John from ChineseAntiqueFurnitureShop.com. In this video we're going to talk about windows. And people wonder how come there are so many window fragments available in China. It's because the Chinese have been rapidly modernizing particularly in their cities. And they have been tearing down old...

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Different Types of Chinese Antiques Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi my name is John and I'm sorry Yuqing is not with us today. You have been wonderful in your response to our series of videos on Chinese antique furniture. You have given us more questions that suggest hundreds of additional videos. Obviously we're limited on that. So we're going to take some of the most basic questions you've asked and try to provide adequate responses to your questions.

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Determining The Age of Chinese Antiques Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi, I'm John.

Yuqing Zhao: I'm Yuqing.

John Rogers: Welcome to our continuing series on antique Chinese furniture. Today we’re going to be talking about how you ascertain the age of a piece. And frankly, it can be darned hard. First of all there's some things you can't look at.

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Woods in Chinese Antiques - Cypress and Poplar Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi, I'm John.

Yuqing Zhao: I'm Yuqing.

John Rogers: And we're here once again in our continuing series of videos on Chinese furniture. Today we're talking about the next two most commonly used woods used in Chinese furniture. You'll recall there were three woods that were used most...

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Woods in Chinese Antiques - Elm Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi I'm John.

Yuqing Zhao: I'm Yuqing.

John Rogers: And we're here today in our continuing series of videos about Chinese furniture. And today we're going to be talking about the woods that are used. We need to kind of think about Chinese history just a little bit in considering the...

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Symbols in Chinese Antiques - Animals and Chinese Characters Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi, I'm John.

Yuqing Zhao: I'm Yuqing.

John Rogers: And we're here today to talk to you about some more symbols that we found on smaller items, smaller frankly, household items. This panel that I'm holding in my hand is a fragment that was taken from a cabinet that was too far gone to...

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Symbols in Chinese Antiques - Flowers, Birds, Fruit Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi, I'm John.

Yuqing Zhao: I'm Yuqing.

John Rogers: And today we want to talk to you about some of the symbols that we found on some furniture drawers. Yuqing tell us about the symbols that are on this drawer.

Yuqing Zhao: Okay...

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Symbols in Chinese Antiques - Eight Immortals and Phoenix Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi, I'm John.

Yuqing Zhao: I'm Yuqing.

John Rogers: And we're here today to talk about some of the magnificent symbols that are found in Chinese architecture, furniture and even household items. Today we have a pair of carvings that were found in an over 200 year old house that was...

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Chinese Antique Chest Restoration Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi my name is John.

Yuqing Zhao: Hi, I'm Yuqing.

John Rogers: And we're here to show you a genuinely old piece of Chinese furniture. But because of heavy usage in China over the course of the years and because of more adverse indoor weather conditions than we frequently find in this...

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Chinese Antiques: New or Old? Check the Doors Too Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi, my name is John and welcome again to our series of videos on antique Chinese furniture on how to differentiate between old and new. These two pieces have essentially the same appearance in terms of their finish. They have the same looking hardware. So how do you tell which is old and which is new? Let's take a look at the door because doors can be a very important clue as to being able to...

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Chinese Antiques: New or Old? Check the Drawers Print E-mail

Yuqing Zhao: Hi my name is Yuqing Zhao. Here's my friend John. Welcome to our video series. Behind us are two pieces of furniture and they're in the same type wood. They're in similar style, same type hardware, similar finish. Can you tell which one's new and which one's old? Now I want John to show you from one side, from drawer to tell you which one's old and which one's new.

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Introduction to Chinese Antiques Print E-mail

John Rogers: Hi, my name is John Rogers. Welcome to this series of videos on antique Chinese furniture. By the time you get through seeing them you will be able to differentiate new from old furniture. You'll be able to identify the restoration to old furniture. You'll be able to specify the age of a piece of furniture within about a 50 year band. You'll be able to identify restoration, basic furniture...

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