Oriental Heritage Furniture: Timeless Treasures for the Home.
Lotus Arts de Vivre has been acquiring Oriental furniture since the 1970s when Rolf von Bueren started visiting China and Japan on his tireless search for styles, techniques and perspectives employed by master-craftsmen. The pieces he collected over the years included designs that revelled in the aesthetic qualities of objects in everyday life, such as rosewood tables – which are extremely prized by collectors worldwide, and Japanese lacquer – a technique in Japanese history that expanded artistic expression.
This collection, therefore, boasts top quality pieces in terms of provenance, age, wood quality, construction, design and craftsmanship, the combination of which contribute to the rarity and value of each piece in the market now. Von Bueren acknowledges that it is necessary to have a keen eye, extreme patience in the time-consuming process of seeking out the best pieces, research and knowledge, not to mention good timing, in making discerning acquisitions, as well as a reliable network of agents on the ground to act as eyes and ears. Usage of each piece is also an indicator of the value of the pieces; since they reflect the level of pleasure and luxury pursued by the wealthy - nobles, royal courts and wealthy aristocratic households of Asia.