Every single piece of our antique collection is hand picked and thoroughly examined before acquisition. Details and patina are scrutinized. Discussions of provenance often last well into the night.
It takes knowledge of history, understanding of culture, residential experience in the country, familiarity with the people, a patient heart and a trained eye to recognize the silent dignity of an ancient piece, to distinguish the genuine from the mock, to truly appreciate the maker and the original owner.
When a discreet yet significant mark is discovered, when a small character written in calligraphy true to its era is unveiled, when pushing of a door unexpectedly opens a secret drawer, when a panel scripted with offspring's names pronounces someone historically prominent, the joy of pursuit surpasses the need of necessities. Only then you know this is a life long passion.