Ruud Spruit - formerly director of the Westfries Museum in Hoorn -
is the author of 'Ming Yu Palace in Amsterdam' , an article in
An intriguing story about an art and antique collection.
Hans Vonk, photographer and publisher, illustrates with nice pictures.      
Taken notice: look page 1 - 5 and pictures.

Name H. Ming G. Yu

Place of birth & residence




Born On Queens-day / 1947
Business & Partner Ming Yu and partner Wouter van Os had an antique business between circa 1965 till 1990, in the antique centre of Amsterdam, 'het Spiegelkwartier", Nieuwe Spiegelstraat.
Specialisation They started to collect and sell general antiques of the 18th and 19th century. Afterwards they specialized in antique mechanical music instruments and musical boxes They became antique dealers with a good knowledge of porcelain, clocks, paintings and sculptures.

Antique fairs All large fairs in the Netherlands, Germany, Olympia London, Belgium, ect.
Career A career of 30 years full time antique dealer, upgrading his collection, managing restorations, PR work and the shop.
Today Collecting art and antiques.
Big love Aesthetics, the beauty of people, cities and nature. Admires and enjoys lyrics and the expressive strength of music and literature.
Aspirations Traveling and keeping a 'sana in corpora sana '.
Looking at the 'world of art and antiques' and collecting some of it.
Hobbies Science Fiction. Film. Classical music. City walks.
Good at... A sharp eye. Likes to cook with a Chinese touché and loves a nice presentation.
Future ' The best has still to come' and already very grateful and satisfied.
Admires The ultimate skills applied in the arts in 17th, 18th and 19th century. Integration mythology and design in this period.

   For more information read the article in 'OBJEKT',
appeared  Summer 2006, international magazine for interior design and art.


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