木趣居:家具中的嘉具The Best of The Best:The MQJ Collection of Ming Furniture. Grace Wu:::伍嘉恩.
木趣居:家具中的嘉具The Best of The Best:The MQJ Collection of Ming Furniture
木趣居:家具中的嘉具The Best of The Best:The MQJ Collection of Ming Furniture

木趣居:家具中的嘉具
The Best of The Best:The MQJ Collection of Ming Furniture

伍嘉恩

Beijing: SDX Joint Publishing Company, 2017. Hardcover. 7.3 x 9.5", 2 vols., 520 pp., 1091 plates, text in Chinese and English, catalog of 112 pieces, bibliography, cloth, slipcase, Beijing, 2017. Item #45245
ISBN: 9787108060662

MQJ, abbreviated from Mu Qu Ju, is the name chosen by renowned scholar Wang Shixiang for this special Ming Furniture collection.

Grace Wu - classical furniture expert of the new generation, her MQJ collection represents the pinnacle of the craft and art of Ming Furniture. The MQJ collection
comprises eleven categories, over one hundred pieces all made of huanghuali and zitan wood, each piece of beautiful design, superb craftsmanship and in excellent condition with many rare examples, some unique. The MQJ collection was formed during the 1980s and 90s, the golden age of collecting Ming Furniture. It was a unique opportunity in a bygone era, and to assemble again a representative collection of such quality and rarity is no longer possible.

This book is the well-researched catalogue of the MQJ collection of Ming Furniture. The specification, design, construction, provenance and publication details of each piece (set) are meticulously recorded, and woodblock prints from the Ming and Qing periods are included for reference. Completely bilingual, the book is illustrated with photographs of high artistic and documentary value. The publication of this book from conception, cataloguing, photography, design to production has taken many years, and like the MQJ collection itself, this book will preserve the timeless beauty of Ming Furniture, for future generations.


“木趣居”是王世襄先生赐名的明式家具特藏。

伍嘉恩作为新一辈传统家具专家,她的木趣居,代表了明式家具工艺和艺术的巅峰。木趣居藏明式家具十一类、一百多件套,以黄花梨、紫檀为主,不仅造型美丽、设计卓越、状况良好,而且多为稀有罕见的传世珍品、孤品。收藏明式家具的黄金时代是二十世纪八九十年代,特殊的时代机遇成就了木趣居,此后再组织这样一套品类完整、精美珍罕的明式家具,已经不再可能。

本书是木趣居家具的研究性图录,严谨地著录了每件(套)家具的规格、造型特点、艺术特色、收藏来源、出版状况,并附明清版画作为参照。全书为中英双语,提供了精美细致、极富价值的摄影图片。《木趣居》从策划、撰写、摄影、设计到成书,历时多年,同木趣居一样,本书也将传承明式家具的永恒之美,给后代。.

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