NEW YORK – Imari ware is a broad term for the first porcelain ever produced in Japan. Its development was made possible by the discovery of exceptionally fine kaolin in 1616, early in the Edo period. It is also known as Arita ware, named for the town where it was made, which was a traditional ceramics center on the island of Kyushu. (more…)
Here are some pictures of Jay Gates giving a talk to a local chapter of the Colonial Dames this past weekend. The talk was entitled “What furnishings from the 18th and 19th Century tell us about everyday life.” During the talk I reviewed items like card tables, chairs, bow front chests, knife boxes, etc. We then talked about each item and how its use differed from today and why. I also covered care of one’s furnishings. Lastly, we discussed downsizing and some of the perils of it. I gave some tips too.
Once again the readers’ have voted Gates Antiques Ltd. as one of Richmond’s favorite Antique Shops and Home Experts of 2015!
We would like to thank all of the people that voted for Gates Antiques in Richmond Magazine’s annual “Best of Richmond” awards for 2014. We are providing a link to the new survey for 2015, your continued support will keep Gates Antiques as one of Richmond’s best business for another year.
Every now and then we come across interesting articles that we like to share with our clients and customers.
This desk is an amazing piece of craftsmanship we thought you would enjoy.
Here are just a few of the websites and resources that we at Gates Antiques have found helpful.
“Voted Richmond’s Best and Worst 2014”.
Gates Antiques was on page 90 in this month’s Richmond Magazine’s Best and Worst under “Shop that knows how to make a furniture chip or scratch disappear”.