Essence of Style: Chinese Furniture of the Late Ming and Early Qing Dynasty. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

Essence of Style: Chinese Furniture of the Late Ming and Early Qing Dynasty

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1998. Hardcover. 8.5 x 11", approx. 120 pp., 44 pieces illustrated in color, cloth, d.j., San Francisco, 1998. (o.p.; sl wear to d.j., inscription on front endpaper, text near fine). Item #4648
ISBN: 0939117142

Showcasing 44 superb examples of Chinese furniture from the 16th to mid-18th centuries selected from the Mimi and Raymond Hung Collection, this special exhibition emphasizes the aesthetic and technical concerns reflected in late Ming and early Qing decorative arts while exploring wider issues of use and social status. Made of rare hardwoods or lacquered softwoods, the remarkable examples on display include a variety of chairs, tables, beds, and cabinetry - all hand-crafted by highly skilled artisans for the era's most sophisticated and aristocratic classes.

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