Tibetan Antiques

C.P. Ching, Hong Kong

Hong Kong
One of the best places to buy hand-painted Tibetan furniture anywhere is C.P. Ching. Among the first dealers to collect such pieces, director Annie Ching doesn't overclean them and is one of the only dealers to take the trouble to authenticate specific pieces through carbon dating. Most of her stock comes from monasteries—prayer tables, offering cabinets, sculpture —and although the decoration is religious in nature, the bright colors and the expert craftsmanship make these pieces fit easily into a contemporary room. Shop 319-320, The Mall Pacific Place, 88 Queensway; 852-2810-9033; fax 852-2525-8032. www.cpching.com