Learn about Chinese Antique Furniture of Ming & Qing Dynasty

明请古典家具风格典雅、朴实大方、造型简练、线条流畅、是中国古典家具的黄金时期。

中国古典家具深厚的魅力就是一本书,就像一个热爱古典家具的“行里人”说的那样,每
一件家具都是一个故事。在北京古典家具民俗园的鉴宝大会上,权威专家对古典家具的鉴
赏和诠释把每一个中国人都带进了对民族文化的浓厚兴趣中,此时,在家具上的精雕细刻
之中,古典家具的淡雅清风迎面扑来。

The profound charm of Chinese antique furniture is just a book, as connoisseur who love Chinese
antique furniture say, every piece of Chinese antique furniture is a story. At the meeting of
authentication of treasure in Beijing Antique Furniture Folk-custom Garden, appreciation and
commentary from authorities inspired a deep national interest in Chinese folk culture. At the
moment, the detailed craftsmanship, simple elegance of antique furniture caresses your face like a
refreshing breeze.

Information for the Enthusiasts, Scholars and Collectors

Mei Antiques embraces the artistry and craftsmanship of the fine Chinese antique furniture
dating from 15th to 19th Century. Zhong-hua  and Mei offer a wealth of information for
enthusiasts, scholars and collectors. Also check regularly for MeiAntiques.com newsletter updates.

To know cultural relics is to know history, to know history is to know tomorrow.

Seminar
Buying furniture is an investment-the third largest decision we make after buying a home and a
car. How do you make sure you get the quality you need for a price you can afford?

In the seminars, we'll focus on qualities you should look for even if you're on a budget as well as
some of the details which make fine furniture such a long-lasting investment.
We present seminars on Chinese antique furniture year round. Please check time schedule with Mei
at 816.214.5989 or 816.248.1318 or email at mei@MeiAntiques.com.

Presentation (in English and Chinese) will expand your appreciation of  culture, beauty and
craftsmanship of Chinese antique furniture by talking about history, construction, finishes,
carving style, period, give tips on how to tell the difference between authentic and fake ones, how
to avoid maintenance mistakes that may decrease the value of your antique item, and provide an
introduction to people who may be unfamiliar with the pieces, people who thought they did not like
Chinese antique furniture and would never own a piece. We hope to share our excitement over
finding extraordinary pieces at remarkable low prices. The goal of seminar is that we can help you
learn how to get what you pay for, care for it properly and anticipate its increase in value over
time.

You are welcome to discuss about Chinese antique furniture through forum and let us know your
experience in having Chinese antique furniture.
RELATED LINKS (Resources of Chinese Culture)
Museum in China
The Palace Museum, Beijing, China
China Red Sandal Wood Museum  
Museum in Kansas City
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Collection of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City is one of the country's premier art institutions. Its rich collections bring
together masterpieces from every culture and period of the world, from ancient times to the present day.
The Nelson-Atkins has prestigious collections of European and American art, but it is known above all for its magnificent
collection of Asian art, notably the arts of China, which has made it one of the nation's centers for the study of Chinese
art.  

Ancient Style Chinese Garden Structure
Introduction to a Traditional Chinese Garden
Chinese Garden Tour-The Pavilion,An Ancient Tradition,Mountains
and Water,A Frame and a Focus and Plants as Symbols

Travel China Guide
Ancient Chinese Architecture

Chinese Culture  
www.chineseculture.org
Jade Culture

Chinese Silk Embroidery
How to Appreciate and Protect Chinese Silk Embroidery Art
Chinese Embroidery and Symbolism

Chinese Folk Art
Chinese folk art, paper-cut

Organizations/Associations
AACC-The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City
KCCNA- Kansas City Chinese Network Association
The Society For Friendship With China
Kansas City Asian Culture Exchange

Kansas City
Kansas City-City of Fountains

Why buyers prefer Chinese goods
Enjoy Chinese folk art,
paper-cut !
White Chinese  Blossom
Events
--Welcome families and children to have fun together in our store!   Our store or showroom  gives
children a Chinese educational and cultural experience and makes it a  fun and exciting place to visit
for  families and children, especially adopted Chinese children.  Please make an appointment with Mei.
--To learn and practise Chinese and  learn about Chinese culture. Welcome speakers of all levels and native speakers from China.
Learners to the language, prepare what you would like to learn. The more advanced learners will help the learners and themselves
learn how to pronounce the tones more clearly and work on more advanced dialogue. Enjoy reading Chinese Tang Song poems.
--Organize a visit to the Nelson Museum of Art where we would have an exciting educational and
culture experience in Chinese Ming Dynasty Furniture Collection Zone , Chinese Art Collection Zone
and Traditional Chinese Painting Zone.
--Learn about Chinese antique furniture.
--Have various Chinese traditional festival parties. Welcome Chinese and American couples, families
who adopted Chinese children to join our Chinese culture activities.
Should the restrictions on the sale of Chinese antiquities be passed, it will very likely affect many classes of objects, including
furniture, making it both less accessible and potentially driving up the prices of those pieces that are currently in the United
States!!!

In February, 2005, the US Department of State held one public hearing on this matter. Marc Wilson, CEO of Kansas City's Nelson-
Atkins Museum, along with his peers from museums in San Francisco, Chicago, and Cleveland, spoke at the hearing to express
concern about the far reaching and negative impact expected if the embargo were approved as requested.

Earlier this year, Senator Christopher S. Bond, Republican of Missouri, along with Charles E Schumer, Democrat of New York, and
Arlen Specter, Republican of Pennsylvania, relayed concerns to the State Department about the transparency of its decision-making
process and challenged the legal underpinnings of China's request. Senator Bond's office says the State Department will delay
making a decision until at least early next year.

Christie's and Sothebys, international art auction houses, reflect the nature of this dynamically shifting market. Chinese art and
antiques remain highly desirable in the international market and some believe the tide is shifting back to the East. Competitive
bidding has caused prices to soar far above their pre-sale estimates in recent years as Asian buyers acquire pieces in the West.

The significance of fine Chinese antique furniture may become more apparent if the United States agrees to the embargo. “Should
the restrictions on the sale of Chinese antiquities be passed, it will very likely affect many classes of objects, including furniture,
making it both less accessible and potentially driving up the prices of those pieces that are currently in the United States,” says
LarkMason, owner and founder of iGavel.com. He lectures and advises museums and collectors internationally, and has published
numerous articles and books on Chinese furniture.
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The Ox can do well this year through steady progress. There may be a number of experiences that will provide
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genuine sense of achievement.

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Ox Career In 2009, the Oxen will be given many opportunities to further your plans and goals, as well as
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knowing that anything you do this year will repay you in this year and the years to come. The months of May, late
August and September may mark a change in your career.

Ox Relationships 2009 will be a year of personal happiness. For the single Ox, there may be a chance to engage
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and social lives. Being an Ox year, this is one that will provide enjoyment for you as long as you allow it. Beware of
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Ox Health  It matters don't seem to be too much of a concern for the Ox this year, as you are good at implementing
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Ox Wealth The Ox could enjoy an improvement financially, but you may face a number of large expenses over the
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