When Karen Schlansky says she'd never sell you something she wouldn't have in her own home, she's not kidding. Owner of Rose Court Asian Antiques, Schlansky sells her amazing collection of Chinese antiques (some of which date back more than 3,000 years) from her home, displaying many of these prized objects around her Chappaqua house. Each piece - be it a pottery animal, Tang Dynasty horse, Ming figurine, bronze vessel, or sculpture - is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity to confirm it's the real deal. Schlansky has explored the history and culture of the Asian world for years, a fact made evident when asked about the history of her pieces from the Han, Tang, or Ming dynasties, periods of history we promptly forgot after the 12th-grade final.
If you fancy wood-carved Buddhas and pottery horses like we do, you’ll want to meet Karen Schlansky and admire her absolutely astounding assortment of Asian antiques. Schlanksy, who runs the business out of her Chappaqua home with her husband and brother, has been a devotee of Asian art since childhood, when she’d accompany her father on trips to China for his leather business. Today, Schlansky makes regular sojourns to personally scout and source pieces for her varied collection, which spans the Han, Tang, and Ming dynasties.