Ming Furniture in the Forbidden City: Exhibition Forbidden City Yong Shou Gong April 28 - June 15, 2006
8.75 x 11.25", 244 pp., 100 color plates, bibliography, paper, Hong Kong, 2006.
The development of Chinese furniture peaked during the Ming dynasty. In late Ming, lacquer furniture was in common use, but hardwood was much more sought-after as the nation craved antique design. Due to its exquisite craftmanship, high aesthetic and important historical value, Chinese furniture has exerted a lasting effect on many countries in the East and West. The Lu Ming Shi collection of Mr. Philippe De Backer, showcased here, contains a vast number of Ming hardwood pieces. The collection covers virtually the full range of classical Chinese furniture, including chests, cabinets, beds, chairs, stools, tables and scholar's items.
- Publisher : unknown (January 1, 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 244 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9628089110
- ISBN-13 : 978-9628089116
- Item Weight : 2.45 pounds