What did a Chinese scholar’s studio look like hundreds of years ago? Collector, writer and curator Marcus Flacks offers a comprehensive insight into five different scholar’s studios in his latest art book Custodians of the Scholar’s Way: Chinese Scholars’ Objects in Precious Woods, which has just been translated and published for English and Chinese readers.
Private Collection sale: huanghuali, Han dynasty & Ming dynasty pottery
The following Chinese antiques are for sale from a private collection. All items were purchased during the 1990’ies from well know antique deals specializing in Asian arts and antiquities. As the original owner has passed on, the family would like to sell them. All are in excellent condition. The images below are a small sample. […]
Exotic hardwoods used in Chinese furniture: visual examples
A quick visual guide to these hardwoods using physical samples. Burma hua li, Old rosewood, Red sour branch, Ebony, Small leaf tan, Vein Ebony, Thailand Hua li, Vietnam Huang hua li, Chicken Wing Wood, Black Sour Branch, Big leaf tan