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November 1, 2019 In Interior Styling with Antiques

A Touch of Drama – 5 Ways to Use Accent Furniture

Accent furniture goes beyond functionality and adds a visual highlight to any room. Here we look at five simple ways to add accent furniture to your home.

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October 19, 2019 In Trending

Good Earth – Keeping the Indian Traditions Alive

And this is why we adore Good Earth. A company whose ethos reflects our own and whom we admire for their outstanding quality and design.

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September 3, 2019 In Antique Furniture

Boxing Clever – Antique Boxes

The enduring charm of any antique box is the history which surrounds it offering a fascinating insight into the lives of those who first owned them.

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August 27, 2019 In Antique Furniture

Colonial Chests – Practicality with Elegance

Colonial chests are a wonderful combination of striking elegance combined with practicality and were once made for European expatriates.

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August 4, 2019 In Trending

Proud Associate of Raffles Hotel – The Past Perfect Collection

No surprise that we are huge fans of Raffles Hotel in Singapore. So, to be involved in the refurbishment of this historic icon was a great honour.

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July 28, 2019 In In the News

The Past Perfect Collection at Raffles Hotel Singapore

Our colonial furniture finds a new home at Raffles Boutique at The Raffles Hotel Singapore.

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July 18, 2019 In Antique Furniture

Colonial Tea Tables

Tea imported from the Far East was a luxury item and had to be presented in a certain way, which led to the introduction of tea tables.

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July 10, 2019 In In the News

The Past Perfect Collection together with OCBC Bank

The Past Perfect Collection is delighted to feature on OCBC Bank’s list of eco-friendly furniture stores in Singapore

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June 27, 2019 In Trending

Dabbawala – The Tiffin Man

How do you feed a city of 22 million people? Ask the Dabbawalas (tiffin carriers) of Mumbai – they have been doing it for over 125 years.

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June 11, 2019 In In the News

Five Top Antique Furniture Stores

Looking to inject some character into your home or buy a memento of your time in Asia? How about a gorgeous piece of antique furniture or a quality vintage accessory?

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June 4, 2019 In Trending

Art with a Purpose – Why Men Love Antique Maps

Men are notoriously difficult to buy for, so with Father’s Day just around the corner we look at why an antique map would be the perfect gift.

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May 1, 2019 In Interior Styling with Antiques

Antiques & Modern Art – Opposites Attract

It’s all in the mix – Spice up your interior design by combining modern art and antiques for a creative, fun and individual look.

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April 21, 2019 In Trending

Earth Day 2019 – Making Positive Choices

Can antiques be green? With Earth Day in mind we look at some very good reasons for buying a beautiful antique for your home.

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April 10, 2019 In Antique Furniture

Colonial Icon – The Planter’s Chair

Evocative of gin and tonics served on the veranda and a glamourous tropical lifestyle – the planter’s chair is a colonial design icon.

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February 28, 2019 In Antiques: Details in Focus

Exotic Carving on Colonial Furniture

Elaborate and bold carving depicting Indian motifs such as exotic animals, temples and birds, give Colonial furniture a distinctive Indian touch.

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January 24, 2019 In Trending

Chinese New Year – Symbols and Customs

Chinese culture abounds with symbolism and it is never more apparent and relevant than during important festivals like Chinese New Year.

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December 26, 2018 In Antique Furniture

The Story of the Chest of Drawers

One of the most practical and useful items of antique furniture, here is how the humble chest of drawers has evolved over the years.

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December 5, 2018 In Trending

Five simple ways to decorate this Christmas

Forget the tinsel this yuletide and try a few of these simple and stylish ideas to get into the festive
spirit and leave more time for merriment.

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November 7, 2018 In Trending

Unlock The Past Perfect Treasure Chest!

And discover what's inside for you and your loved ones this holiday season. Join us in store 24/25 Nov for the Tan Boon Liat Festive Block party.

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September 7, 2018 In Trending

Everything Stops for Tea

So decadent, so civilized, so British! Our appetite for afternoon tea is as strong as ever, but where did it all start?

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August 22, 2018 In Antiques: Details in Focus

The Call of the Wild: Antiques with Animal Feet

Here, we have a closer look at furniture feet designs which take their inspiration from nature, specifically the animal kingdom.

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August 12, 2018 In Interior Styling with Antiques

The 5 Antique Pieces Every Stylish Interior Should Have

One easy way to get individuality and character into your interior is to invest in a few antique pieces. Here we show you the 5 antiques that every stylish interior should have.

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July 10, 2018 In Antique Furniture

On the Road again! – Campaign Furniture

Evocative of an adventurous life ‘under canvass’, campaign furniture was designed to be taken on long military expeditions. Find out why it is becoming increasingly collectable.

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May 24, 2018 In Trending

Great Singapore Antiques Hunt

Great Singapore Antiques Hunt is back and you are invited! Search for a great deal in-store for discounts of up to 30%. Visit Us From 1-10 June!

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May 12, 2018 In Interior Styling with Antiques

The Colonial Style and How to Get it

Sophisticated, timeless and elegant, the colonial style is extremely adaptable and an easy look to achieve in even the most modern of homes. Here are our tips.

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March 16, 2018 In Antique Furniture

Antique Roll Top Desk still a Big Hit!

Today antique desks are very much back in vogue, gracing the rooms of many stylish modern homes. A versatile piece, it has become a must have item once again.

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February 15, 2018 In Trending

The true meaning behind the Chinese New Year Candy box

The Candy Box, also known as the ‘Tray of Togetherness’ plays a significant role in the Chinese New Year celebration process.

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February 1, 2018 In Interior Styling with Antiques

Five Ways to Make Antiques Work in a Contemporary Interior

Antique furniture can be beautifully combined with modern pieces and design. It gives a space a more contemporary look while keeping the sophisticated traditional elegance in harmony along with it.

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January 26, 2018 In Trending

Antiques Trends 2018 : Quirky is Cool!

Antiques Experts gave their opinion on the trends they see gracing the antiques and interior design world this year at the Annual London Art, Antiques & Interiors fair that took place 12-14 January.

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January 17, 2018 In In the News

Discover True Antique Chic At The Past Perfect Collection

Discover the charm of a bygone era at The Past Perfect Collection, which boasts a collection of furniture dating back to India’s colonial past.

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January 3, 2018 In Antiques: Details in Focus

Four Tropical Hardwoods used in Colonial Furniture

The beauty of colonial furniture mainly lies in its historical background, its uniqueness and above all the quality of the craftsmanship and the materials used. Local craftsmen used exotic hardwoods such as rosewood, mahogany and satinwood, because these were particularly suited to the climate.

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