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.

Chinese Woodworking: books and resources from around the web

Chinese_carpenter Chinese Woodworking: books and resources from around the web

Books on Chinese Woodworking with good diagrams There are a lot of books on Chinese antiques out there, most of which we have on our amazon list already.  And not to boast but I do think this list is about as complete as it gets. However, I find these ones have the most complete details […]

Treasure Hunt: City Weekend goes in search of Beijing’s genuine antiques

Roger_schwendeman-chinese-antiques-specialist Treasure Hunt: City Weekend goes in search of Beijing’s genuine antiques

Original article published in City Weekend Magazine March 16th, 2009 By Thomas Talhelm Fully Furnished Of all the different types of antiques, furniture has one of the quickest learning curves in the art of spotting fakes, making it a great choice for beginners. Buying furniture also entails less risk, since pieces can still make great […]