History & Background
Vanderven Oriental Art was founded
on the auspicious day 8 -8-1968 - year of the monkey - by Clemens
van der Ven and his sister Bea. Starting out as a general antiques shop, their drive,
passion and eye for beautiful objects quickly earned them a a loyal client base
and excellent reputation. In the subsequent years, his wife Neeltje joined the
business; during a trip to the Far East in the 1980’s, they became so
enthusiastic about Chinese art, that they decided to focus on this area. Now, after
nearly 50 years in the business, Vanderven Oriental Art is considered one of
the world’s leading international dealers in this specialist field.
From inception, the business
has always been based in the beautiful medieval city of ’s-Hertogenbosch - the birthplace
of the famous painter Hieronymus Bosch. It is ideally located for our
international activities and only a short distance away from major European
cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne and Düsseldorf.