The only difference between a replica of a van Gogh painting, and a fake van Gogh painting, is that the replica claims to be a replica while the fake claims to be real.
This is a subtle distinction, and because people could feel insulted if I confuse the two, I want to be sure to get it right, and not just trust a dictionary.
So, if I want to buy high quality replicas of say, Ming dynasty furniture, how should i describe that in Chinese? I do not want genuine historic antiques, and I certainly do not want to bother with people offering fakes as if they were genuine. I want high quality replicas.
My concern is not talking with dealers. My concern is when I ask a hotel clerk, or a shopkeeper who does not have what I want, where I might find what I want. They should not think I am asking if they know any frauds or counterfeiters!