Chinese Elephant found in a North Shore House, Fine 18th C. Qianlong Bamboo Carving of an Elephant
Over the years many interesting things of terrific quality have come from old estates here on Boston's North Shore. We are always seeking collections and single items.
From Shanghai to Beverly Farms
|18thC. Qianlong Period Carved |
From 1899 to the 1920's years Asia saw a large influx of foreign diplomats entering China to build relations and to keep an eye on investments made there by many nations while the country went through a series of leaders and economic turmoil. While westerners lived much of the time like royalty, the rest of China was heading into an uprising and major political turmoil.
Also during this time well to do Americans, many from New England, serving there built large houses and furnished them with superb examples of Chinese antiques being sold at bargain prices due to the weak economy. Many fine collections were begun during this time, much of brought/sent back to the USA through these three decades.