Rue Michelle Antiques

By Appointment Only
San Diego, CA
United States


          "We buy Antiques and Fine Art of all fields", Rare and Obscure antiques as well.
However we have a emphasis on buying /brokering Chinese Antiques as well as European furniture and Art.
We are the only Estate Service /Antique Dealers on the West Coast and one of in the world who has participated in Lectures and Symposiums on Chinese Antiques bi-Annual in London, New York, Hong Kong and Paris.
From 2009-2018 for  9 years straight I have flown in and I have participated and attended symposiums lectures, talks and taken classes at the following: British museum on 'The Sir Percival Collection of Chinese Ceramics, The Victoria Albert on Buddhist artifacts, The Royal Academy ,The Oriental Ceramics Society, The SOAS School of Asian Studied London,  The China Institute London, the Metropolitan Museum NY  "The world of  Khubilai Khan and the Yuan dynasty, the Asia Society, The Rubin Museum on Tibetan Thangkas/bronzes and many more all on Chinese Antiques and art from the Ching period to the Yuan to Archaic bronzes to the  Qianglong period back all the way to the Republic Period 1911-1947.
During those travels I have amassed a fantastic network of museum Directors ,Scholars, collectors , authors and major International dealers on Chinese antiques and Art and Tibetan bronzes and Thangkas.
None of this would have been possible without the extensive traveling worldwide.
I have attended most  all the auctions and lectures at the auctions for Asia week in both London and New York thus handling fine Chinese antiques asking questions and listening. I have attended lectures at the auctions on all aspects of Chinese antiques and paintings.
I went to school in London and graduated from  Sothebys London on Chinese Art.
In 2018 I represented and brokered one of the finest collections of Chinese art to come to the market in recent years, The Francis Chew collection of Chinese paintings where as I hold the world record for a Chinese artist sold outside of Asia, a Chien -Dai Chien. The Academic community and scholars worldwide know Rue Michelle brought this important collection to the market.
The same year  after of woking on another prominent worldly collection in Switzerland  for 3 years I was asked to broker one of the finest collections of  954 Tibet Thangkas in the world from a Nobel laureate in Switzerland . I flew to Zurich 3 times and worked on the collection where I was able to broker it to the leading Chinese museum in the world ,they were going to buy it  for $10 million  USD and build him a wing next to the famous Chinese concert pianist that they built a Wing for all up to date laser and state of the art amenities.This would have made this 40 year collection a "focal point" for all future upcoming young scholars to study"
After winning the Nobel Prize  the collector /Scientist focused his studies on the "3 dimensional  aspects of Thangkas"The collection also was also analyzed on the paints and pigments used in the 18c. to the 15 century as some pigments ,colours change colours after 60 years the Nobel chemist told me on video in the basement of his home.
I was going to make it a 'mandatory “
Upon selling the museum the collection that they would have a “teaching section” on the collection with history/Buddhist aspects /symbols and most unique “Chemistry” on the pigments of the paint” as well as the 3 dimensional aspects of a Thangkas.
Professor Ernst was focusing on this in his many year studies. This was all to be mandatory  in the museum under the contract I was to propose this building a display with teachings on this never before studied new aspect.
I had a friend  at a European museum make some contacts to the leading museum in China and Taiwan .The client chose not to sell it to China for what they did to the Tibetan people however he was lecturing at the Guangzhou University just a few years back so go figure? 
He then decided to sell it at auction where it brought a fraction of what we had it sold for. They were after his collection for 15 years.
The collection is now destroyed and dispersed worldwide and almost impossible to ever be put back together for viewers, young upcoming Academic Scholars and  public studies for future generations to come.
We work with a network of leading dealers , collectors, museums and auctions worldwide.
We are among most connected dealers and art brokers in California. I will fly anywhere in the world to look, appraise and buy a collection or even a single piece.
I have  flown to and bought and brokered collections from San Francisco , Hamburg Germany , London, Connecticut etc.
I have the world record for a Chinese artist outside of Asia and are known worldwide for this and the important Thangka collection so many Museums , Collectors , International dealers and clients are willing to work with Rue Michelle Antiques as it is a proven success in Authenticity as there are many fakes and fraud out there.
Some places/auctions  won’t do business with certain people / dealers due to the hi counterfeit and fakes of Chinese art where as they use the same clay same  technology even down to the “ wood “ used to burn the produce fake ceramics,porcelain ,art and then falsify fake Provenance (where it was acquired)
Chinese art and antiques is the most faked section of antiques in the world now next to Modern art and Old masters and Italian furniture. However Chinese antiques fraud seems to be the leader in this.
Don’t chance you’re collection with inferior representation as collections can get “ blackballed” with just one wrong opinion.
Call Rue Michelle for a 'private' consultation.        
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