This course is taught by the world antiques touring expert, Toma Clark Haines (known as The Antiques Diva) and Angela Somwaiya (South East Asian Antiques Expert and Antiques Diva Asia Guide) on understanding and sourcing South East Asian Antiques either for your own collection or for interior design.
Your lesson videos are filmed on location in on of the most highly regarded Antiques haunts in Bangkok, Paul's Antiques - and through talking to Angela in our MyAntiqueSchool classroom you’ll discover some of the best kept secret sources of antiques in South East Asia. You’ll be given insight into specific aspects to look for when collecting Asian Antiques, either for beauty, authenticity or resale value.
Toma Clark Haines, The Antiques Diva®
Chicago-born Angela Somwaiya has lived in Bangkok for 24 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Japanese Studies and master’s in Thai Studies. In 2008 she took over Paul’s Antiques which has built its reputation as having one of the leading collections of colonial-era Burmese teak furniture. In 2016 Angela was appointed as The Antiques Diva's Asia Guide.
Since acquiring the business, the collection has come to reflect her tastes and love of unique market finds throughout Asia. Angela is considered one of the leading experts in Southeast Asian antiques.
Angela Somwaiya, owner of Paul's Antiques, Bangkok