Chinese Furniture styles as depicted in early historical Chinese paintings

Odes-of-the-State-of-Bin-DT7421-daybed-1170x550 Chinese Furniture styles as depicted in early historical Chinese paintings

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

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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-DP258040_CRD-1024x357 Chinese Furniture styles as depicted in early historical Chinese paintings

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Night Revels of Han Xizai – Gu Hongzhong

 

 

Preparing Clothes

Song dynasty (960-1279)

Collection of the National Palace Museum

 

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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-original-17010491-1024x652 Chinese Furniture styles as depicted in early historical Chinese paintings
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

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

 

Literary Gathering

Song dynasty (960-1279)

Collection of the National Palace Museum

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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-17009778-564x1024 Chinese Furniture styles as depicted in early historical Chinese paintings
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

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Scholar – Song dynasty AD960-1279
Anonymous

 

Louhan

Song dynasty (960-1279)

Collection of the National Palace Museum

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Louhan – Li Song – Song dynasty

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