Kim Hessler Discusses Antique Chinese Furniture at Silk Road Collection

Kimberly Hessler, an expert on antique Chinese furniture, and author of "Chinese Provincial Furniture, Selections from the Late Qing Dynasty" will hold discussions at Silk Road Collection.
* Thursday, April 16, 2009, 5:30pm - design professionals only
* Saturday, April 18, 2009, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- - A public afternoon of discussions, questions, and book signing

Silk Road Collection
3714 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Topics covered will include:
* How to select authentic Chinese antiques
- - what to look for (wear, patina, style, restoration)
- - what to avoid (“made to order antiques”)
- - changes in the market
- - how to care for them
* How to recognize different regional styles of Chinese furniture
- - Southeastern (Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian)
- - Northern (Shanxi, Shanxii, Shandong, Gansu, Inner Mongolia, Hebei, Beijing/Tianjin)
- - Central (Hunan)
* Important changes to understand in the Asian furniture market, including what is essential to buy now.

For More Information:
Please call Robert Turner at (504) 894-8540
or email