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.
Best Find for Asian Antiques 2009