The Dr. S.Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture III: Feast by a Wine Table Reclining on a Couch. Grace Wu Bruce.

The Dr. S.Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture III: Feast by a Wine Table Reclining on a Couch

Art Museum, CUHK 香港中文大学文物馆. 9.25 x 12", 200 pp., 72 pages of color plates, bibliography, text in Chinese and English, cloth, slipcase, Hong Kong, 2007. Item #34681
ISBN: 9789627101857


This exhibition represents an excellent cross-section of late Ming furniture of the 16th and 17th centuries, plus rare examples of 18th century Qing pieces, several of the latter category might have come from Imperial Palace workshops.

The exhibition is also comprehensive in having the majority of the different types of hardwood well represented. They range from well-known huanghuali and zitan to wumu, jichimu, tieli, and hongmu. Some examples of lacquered and natural wood furniture pieces are also included. All the categories of chairs, stools, types of tables and couch beds, coffers and cabinets, stands and display cases are well represented. The selection includes, as well, some twenty pieces of table-top furniture, such as brush pots, boxes and chests.

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