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October 15, 2020 In Antique Furniture

Talking Antiques – The Mark of Quality

"Most of us know quality when we see it!" Pieter van Houten, owner of The Past Perfect Collection, shares his expertise and insights.

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September 14, 2020 In Antique Furniture

Special Antique Pieces – Make a Statement!

Special antique pieces are a joy to find. Although we consider all our pieces to be special, we think some are even more special than others!

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August 16, 2020 In Interior Styling with Antiques

Styling Antiques with Chris Chan

Meet our resident designer Chris Chan who has worked with Past Perfect for over 10 years! We asked him for expert advice and tips for styling antiques.

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July 8, 2020 In Antique Furniture

Art Deco Furniture at The Past Perfect Collection

Our range of Art Deco Furniture comes from the city of Mumbai where the Art Deco movement influenced not only the architecture but the furniture too.

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June 17, 2020 In Trending

Past Perfect Store Open Again!

The Past Perfect Store at Tan Boon Liat Building is open again from 19th June. Our store is refreshed and full of beautiful colonial furniture.

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June 16, 2020 In Trending

Celebrating Singapore Art – Marijke Böhm

To show our appreciation of Singapore we are hosting an exhibition of Singapore Inspired Art showcasing the artwork of Marijke Böhm.

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May 30, 2020 In In the News

Best Antique Stores In Singapore

We are happy to be included in Expat Living’s round-up of the "5 awesome stores to buy antiques" in Singapore for the fourth year running.

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May 18, 2020 In In the News

Best Vintage Furniture Stores in Singapore

If you prefer your home to be filled with one of a kind, tactile pieces of furniture with a tale and a bit of history, look no further than City Nomads Guide.

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April 27, 2020 In Interior Styling with Antiques

Elizabeth Hay Design : Vibrant Style

We love Elizabeth Hay’s vibrant, layered style and couldn’t wait to see how she styled one of Past Perfect’s campaign chest of drawers in her home.

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April 16, 2020 In Trending

Earth Day 2020 – 50th Anniversary

We look at the growing movement in the world of interiors towards sustainability and the renewed appreciation of antique furniture.

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March 19, 2020 In Antique Furniture

Portuguese Colonial Chairs from Goa

Portuguese colonial chairs and settees beautifully illustrate the merging of two cultures and are mainly found in Goa, in western India.

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February 12, 2020 In Antiques: Details in Focus

Brass Decoration on Antiques

From elaborate sheeting on Arab chests to simple recessed handles on a campaign chest of drawers, brass decoration on antiques takes many forms.

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January 16, 2020 In Interior Styling with Antiques

Set the Dining Table for Chinese New Year

The reunion dinner is an important part of Chinese New Year celebrations. A perfect time to bring out the best tableware and create a beautiful dining table setting.

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December 24, 2019 In In the News

Where To Buy Furniture in Singapore

Where to Buy Furniture in Singapore. Read Honeycombers Great Guide on Furniture Shopping at Tan Boon Liat Building.

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December 5, 2019 In Trending

Making Christmas Magical

We love to see it each year. From London, Paris, New York and of course Singapore, these creations stir the imagination and create a truly magical Xmas.

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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 in Singapore – Keeping the Indian Traditions Alive

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

Past Perfect Furniture At Raffles Hotel

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. As seen in Singapore Tatler, Straits Times and Business Insider.

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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

Eco-Friendly Furniture Stores – 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 24, 2019 In In the News

The best places in Singapore to find Unique Furniture.

Best Places to find Unique Furniture in Singapore. Harper’s BAZAAR’s preloved furniture hotspots! Unique and Quirky treasures.

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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

Antiques with Animal Feet: The Call of the Wild

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

Campaign Furniture – On the Road Again!

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 Exotic 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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