Not only is rosewood a valued hardwood but this particular mirror came from a well to do home in Beijing. As home capital and home to the emperor, items from Beijing are in greater demand. Its difficult to find mirrors like this these days and this one is in particularly good condition.
Jingdezhen to the World: The Lurie Collection of Chinese Export Porcelain from the Late Ming DynastyThis lavishly illustrated book celebrates one of the most comprehensive and meticulously assembled private collections of Chinese export porcelain fro... Read More >
The Craft of the Japanese SwordWell over a thousand years old, the tradition of swordmaking in Japan is one of the most highly regarded metal crafts in the world. When all sword man... Read More >
Ritual and Ceremonial Buildings: Altars and Temples of Deities, Sages, and Ancestors (Library of Ancient Chinese Architecture)Ritual and Ceremonial Buildings details the formation and historical development of ritual architecture, from the Confucian ritual concept to the sacr... Read More >