Friends of the House: Furniture from China’s Towns & Villages (Peabody Essex Museum Collections)

Friends-of-the-House-Furniture-from-Chinas-Towns-Villages-Peabody-Essex-Museum-Collections-529x550 Friends of the House: Furniture from China's Towns & Villages (Peabody Essex Museum Collections)
Friends-of-the-House-Furniture-from-Chinas-Towns-Villages-Peabody-Essex-Museum-Collections Friends of the House: Furniture from China's Towns & Villages (Peabody Essex Museum Collections)
Editions:Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0883891346
Paperback
ISBN: 978-0883891094
goodreads Friends of the House: Furniture from China's Towns & Villages (Peabody Essex Museum Collections)

Nancy Berliner, Sarah Handler

Salem, Massachusetts: Peabody Essex Museum, 1995. With illustrations of 46 catalogue entries. With essays by the authors and thorough descriptions of each work. Includes bibliographical references.
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Reviews:Alex May on Amazon Review wrote:

Most of the Chinese furniture available today - if one is not buying at auction- will almost certainly be that bought from rural villages and towns in China. The furniture will be old, dirty, and gernerally pretty rough before a dealer/reseller cleans it up and then sells it to you for too much or as something it is not. This book can tell one so much about the furniture they are likely to purchase. What woods are used and is the wood the dealer is purporting the furniture is made from consistent with the wood available at the time the furniture was supposedly made. Is it really zitan (probably not) or just stained rosewood. There are many books on Chinese furniture, some good and some bad. This one is good.


Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Peabody Essex Museum; First Edition (April 1, 1996)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 133 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0883891344
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0883891346

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