I personally select each antique piece from different locations in Japan, Korea and China. Only pieces with exceptional patina, unique qualities and genuine provenance make the cut. We try to keep a constant variety of sizes, styles and colors in stock. I hope you enjoy our selection, and if you're looking for inspiration on how to use these beautiful pieces, check out our helpful antiques guide.
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Adapting a beautiful antique for a modern purpose can provide a focal point around which to design a room. Many of our antiques have a rustic quality and have been used for decades. Whatever you do with your piece will only add to the patina and increase the "antique look". This follows the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi - in which an old piece with a rich history of use and wear gets a new life with a different purpose. Pieces with a story make wonderful conversations and add depth to your decor.
One of the most popular trends is the conversion of antique buffets into vanities. There are many elegant bowl sinks available on the market and this is an easy and incredibly effective way to turn a dull bathroom into a stunning "powder room".
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Interior designers often use antiques as "defining pieces". Simply put, the piece brings up the tone of everything else around it. Money invested in a quality antique is well spent as it adds value to the entire decor.
More importantly, antiques reflect a person's experiences and personality. Customers who have traveled to Asia often want to incorporate part of what they've experienced into their interiors. A new aesthetic has been revealed and the great memories can stay fresh. Antiques, just like their owners, have stories to tell.
Antiques can be used in may ways. They can be matched with similar organic pieces or contrasted with modern interiors (as you can see in many of our online suites) as a natural counterpoint to an industrial design. Antiques need not be themed. African masks are at home with Asian cabinets and European lighting. The "esoteric design style" is a much more natural way to shape your space. Found pieces that are gradually added, easily fall into place with other present elements. The possibilities are endless and your decor will always remain fresh and interesting.
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Japanese furniture embraces the beauty and simplicity of Classic Japanese design. Solid and utilitarian, its minimal ornamentation and asymmetrical design allow it to fit in with almost any decor.
Korean furniture depends on graceful proportions, skillful use of the natural features of wood, and a high level of craftsmanship for its beauty. It offers both highly decorative pieces with meticulously forged hardware, and minimalist pieces, made of solid, durable, woods.
Chinese furniture is characterized by the frequent use of lacquer coatings, hand painting, and precise carving. To acheive this unique style artisans must spend countless hours perfecting their craft.