Chinese Furniture styles as depicted in early historical Chinese paintings

Odes of the State of Bin 13th century Unidentified Artist

A collection of pre-Ming dynasty Chinese furniture styles as depicted in scroll paintings.  Note these images have been cropped and adjusted to further highlight the furniture in the paintings. See the linked originals for the full scenes.

A Palace Concert

Tang dynasty (618-907)

Collection of the National Palace Museum

A Palace Concert - Tang dynasty AD618-907 - Anonymous
A Palace Concert – Tang dynasty AD618-907 – Anonymous

 

Vimalakirti and the Doctrine of Nonduality

Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)

 Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wang Zhenpeng - Vimalakirti and the Doctrine of Nonduality

Artist: Wang Zhenpeng (Chinese, active ca. 1275–1330) Period: Yuan dynasty (1271–1368). Date: dated 1308

 

The Classic of Filial Piety

Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)

 Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Li Gonglin The Classic of Filial Piety
Li Gonglin The Classic of Filial Piety Period: Northern Song dynasty (960–1127) Date: ca. 1085

 

18 Scholars of the Song Dynasty (plate 2)

Song dynasty (960-1279)

Collection of the National Palace Museum

18 scholars of the song dynasty - Song Dynasty
18 scholars of the song dynasty – Song Dynasty

The Demon Queller Zhong Kui Giving His Sister Away in Marriage

Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)

 Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Yan Geng - The Demon Queller Zhong Kui Giving His Sister Away in Marriage. Artist: Yan Geng (active late 13th century)
Yan Geng – The Demon Queller Zhong Kui Giving His Sister Away in Marriage.

 

Odes of the State of Bin

Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

 Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Odes of the State of Bin 13th century Unidentified Artist
Odes of the State of Bin 13th century Unidentified Artist

 

The Night Revels of Han Xizai

Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279) / Five Dynasties (906-960)

Collection of the Palace Museum

The Night Revels of Han Xizai - Gu Hongzhong
The Night Revels of Han Xizai – Gu Hongzhong

 

Preparing Clothes

Song dynasty (960-1279)

Collection of the National Palace Museum

 

Preparing Clothes - Mou Yi - Song dynasty AD960-1279
Preparing Clothes – Mou Yi – Song dynasty AD960-1279

The Ladies’ Book of Filial Piety (Scroll 1)

Song dynasty (960-1279)

Collection of the National Palace Museum

The Ladies' Book of Filial Piety (Scroll 1) - Gaozong - Song dynasty AD960-1279
The Ladies’ Book of Filial Piety (Scroll 1) – Gaozong – Song dynasty AD960-1279

Listening to a Zither

Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)

Collection of the Palace Museum

Listening to a Zither - Northern Song dynasty -Attributed to Zhao Ji
Listening to a Zither – Northern Song dynasty -Attributed to Zhao Ji

Literary Gathering

Song dynasty (960-1279)

Collection of the National Palace Museum

Literary Gathering- Song dynasty AD960-1279 - Huizong
Literary Gathering- Song dynasty AD960-1279 – Huizong

Children at Play in an Autumnal Garden

Song dynasty (960-1279)

Collection of the National Palace Museum

Children at Play in an Autumnal Garden - Song dynasty AD960-1279 - Su Han-ch'en (fl. mid-12th c.)
Children at Play in an Autumnal Garden –
Song dynasty AD960-1279 – Su Han-ch’en (fl. mid-12th c.)

Scholar

Song dynasty (960-1279)

Collection of the National Palace Museum

 Scholar - Song dynasty AD960-1279 Anonymous

Scholar – Song dynasty AD960-1279
Anonymous

Louhan

Song dynasty (960-1279)

Collection of the National Palace Museum

Louhan - Li Song - Song dynasty
Louhan – Li Song – Song dynasty

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