Ming Furniture in the Forbidden City: Exhibition Forbidden City Yong Shou Gong April 28 - June 15, 2006. Grace Wu Bruce.

Ming Furniture in the Forbidden City: Exhibition Forbidden City Yong Shou Gong April 28 - June 15, 2006

8.75 x 11.25", 244 pp., 100 color plates, bibliography, paper, Hong Kong, 2006. Item #32709
ISBN: 9628089110

The development of Chinese furniture peaked during the Ming dynasty. In late Ming, lacquer furniture was in common use, but hardwood was much more sought-after as the nation craved antique design. Due to its exquisite craftmanship, high aesthetic and important historical value, Chinese furniture has exerted a lasting effect on many countries in the East and West. The Lu Ming Shi collection of Mr. Philippe De Backer, showcased here, contains a vast number of Ming hardwood pieces. The collection covers virtually the full range of classical Chinese furniture, including chests, cabinets, beds, chairs, stools, tables and scholar's items.

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