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.
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 […]
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 […]