This video traces the history of the wine table, a unique form of Chinese antique furniture. Starting from its origins hidden away in the depths of ancient tombs, you will discover how it was used over a 1000 years ago, and see its popularity in later dynasties.
Author: Roger Schwendeman
This 29,622 USD antique Chinese apothecary cabinet was burned to a crisp. Why?
That is a lot of change $$$ for a charcoaled piece of carpentry. So who would do such a thing and why?
When Androids dream: An experiment in using AI to imagine “antiques.”
Can an AI (artificial intelligence) be used to create convincing looking “antiques” which deceive even the experts? What happens when the past collides with the future? Lets find out.
The Thirteen Forbidden Weapons: The story of how the MET’s most famous set of Chinese archaic bronzes found their way from a field in Shaanxi to a New York City museum.
In 1901, one the greatest discoveries of Chinese Bronzes occurred in a small Shaanxi village. Over 100 later it is on permanent display at the MET in NYC. This is the story of its journey.
Chinese lattice: The best book on traditional Chinese window lattice patterns
For centuries the Chinese used paper covered wooden lattice grilles in their windows. The lattice was often painted in black or dark red lacquer and decorated with gilt flowers and ornament. As the paper was translucent it was the shadow of the lattice design that was the window feature instead of actual views of the outside world.
The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures – an online talk with Justin Jacobs about his new book
This a video talk given by Dr. Justin M. Jacobs, about his new book: The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures. Dr Jacobs gives an overview of what looks to be very fascinating study which challenges (contemporary) established narratives surrounding the removal and looting of objects from China during the late 19th and early 20th century.