Shanghai Shudian 上海书店. 8.5 x 11.5", 335 pp., fully illustrated in color, b/w illustrations and line drawings, text in Chinese, illustrated boards, Shanghai, 2007. Item #33798
Using 67 examples from the Shanghai Museum's fine collection of Ming and Qing Chinese furniture, author Wang Zhengshu leads the reader on the right path to learning how to authenticate these gems of classical Chinese craftsmanship. Fully illustrated in color with detailed close-ups and a wide variety of reference materials, he explains the different methods used for authenticating each type of furniture (i.e. tables, chairs, screens, etc.) as well as further explaining those differences among the different types of woods. Meant for the avid collector and the beginner alike, this is a helpful study of Ming and Qing furniture that will help the reader develop a better eye for the art as a whole.
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