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    Colonial Antiques in Thailand /Burma

    Well,close.Not quite Antiques,but older then me....est between 60 and 80 years old.

    In the process of sending a container of these sorts of things to NZ for a mate of mine.All of these came out of Burma and are made of Teak.I suppose we should thank the Brits for something....








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    Very nice. Got any prices that you paid for this stuff?

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    THB20000
    THB32000
    THB18000
    THB35000

    From top to bottom.

    Bit of a guess,but should be close as I haven't got the paperwork handy.

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    I like the bureau, that'll be lovely after a clean up....Not sure about the chest of drawers, looks like a triple decker coffin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danbo View Post
    I like the bureau, that'll be lovely after a clean up...
    Yes, I was thinking that - all for 500 nicker. Can't be bad.

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    bladdy great prices, they come up tops, and if u dont like a piece = wont be hard to sell it for 2 -3 times the price u paid

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    My old man does up furniture and antiques.

    Makes a good living off Ebay these days.

    Before that he used to sell at antique fares as a hobby.

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    A few more...


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    Did you go to Burma or did you buy them from a dealer in Chiang Mai.

    At those prices though, they arent going to make much in NZ.

    May be cheap for the UK but not in the Kiwi dollar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danbo
    Not sure about the chest of drawers, looks like a triple decker coffin.
    That is called a 'campaign chest' and was designed to enable easy moving from one place to the next i.e. an army on campaign. They are usually made with brass corners.

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    I would say almost impossible for a farang to buy these in Burma and ship them out.Bought from a dealer here.Even by NZ standards,they are priced quite well.Most of the antique dealers in NZ buy from the UK anyway.

    Interestingly is that stuff like tis is for sale in the USA.Asking price can be up to 5-6 times what we paid here.

    All the dealers are complaing like hell though about getting things across the border here.Used to be it was all under the table.Now everybody is asking for receipts etc and they all have their hands out.So they are paying official duties/taxes etc plus the under table stuff.

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    ^^^That wardrobe on the right looks the business - how much was that LC?

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    This one Jarv?This is an art-deco jobbie.Fucking huge.It's close to 8'wide.You could open a bar in there.About 45k off memory,but I'm not sure

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    Thats the one LC, a right beut innit

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    ^Yep,it's the knees alright.Saw an even bigger one,(but not in great nik) for 85K.

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    what are the rules on fumigating before they enter the country?

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    Rules into NZ are quite tough.In saying that,Teak is one of the woods that is not high on the priority list as it is resistant to most critters.The container is normally fumigated with Methyl bromide anyway.Cost approx THB1500.Cheap really.If MAF officials find something though (Very unlikley,as Methyl Bromide is nasty,nasty stuff) they will justwant it redone in NZ at a cost of THB4000!!!

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    I like that bureau.

    Take a very close look at it because some had secret compartments.
    Well the one my parents got back in the UK has anyway.
    If it is has a secret then the value will rocket

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    My father has a few nice roll tops at home. Some have secret compartments some don't

    I would love to show him those photos but I don't think he would benefit from finding out about teak door

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    True, he'd most likely have a fit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel View Post
    My father has a few nice roll tops at home. Some have secret compartments some don't

    I would love to show him those photos but I don't think he would benefit from finding out about teak door
    Are they worth much in the UK?

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    Fixed up yes

    He enjoys fixing them up.

    I have many good memories of him annoying my mother by his absent mindedness during his restoring projects.

    My mother and I were watching TV one night when we heard the microwave pinging away. After a good 5 minutes of it my mum was getting agitated and wanted to know what my father was doing.

    I went through to the kitchen to find him frantically scrubbing the microwave inside and telling me to stall mum. It was too late though, she knew that something was up and came into the kitchen.

    My old man had been trying to soften a block of wax for making a mold of some cornicing on the one of his projects (maybe a picture fram or a wardrobe) not 100% sure how but he managed to explode the block of wax inside the microwave.

    Mum was furious and made him buy a new one. It just wouldn't clean.
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    If anyone is interested, there is a shop on Ekkamai at the front of the nursery that has always been there and next to the new Big C, that is full of that stuff.

    Prices seem to be around about the same.

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    Here is one of mine, an antique suitcase I believe, I got quite a few bits and pieces that I was going to renovate, just never bothered getting round to it


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    There are lots a bit like that up here.Is there anything inside.ie:Is it like a glorybox?

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