Secrets of the tomb – revealing the origins of the wine table (Chinese antique furniture video series)

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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.

Chinese lattice: The best book on traditional Chinese window lattice patterns

books-about-Chinese-Screens-710x335 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

chinese-archeology-710x335 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.

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