Ming and Qing Furniture


  • Qing-style Furniture
    Qing-style furniture, different from Ming-style furniture, emerged at the early period of the reign of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing dynasty and matured at the late years of his reign, with a time span of about 40 or 50 years.Markedly different from the...
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  • Zitan bookcase-style multi-function cabinet with redwood surface
     The structures and shapes of the Qing-style furniture became more and more complex with the changing trends. This cabinet is a combination of bookcase and multi-function cabinet. It is complex in structure and rich in decoration with flowery pattern...
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  • Rosewood (Zitan) Crown-cased Cabinet
     The crown-cased cabinet is also called four-piece suit of cabinet. It is a piece of household assembly furniture consisting of the top cabinet and the bottom cabinet. It can be either combined or disassembled into four pieces, hence the name. It was...
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  • Qing-style Taishi Armchair
     Qing-style Taishi Armchair is a typical representative of the imposingly rich style. The components of the chair are considerably bigger than Ming-style furniture although the proportions are the same. Wide waist usually 40mm in width is commonly seen...
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  • Mother-of-Pearl inlays
     Mother-of-Pearl inlay is a handicraft. Using spiral shell or other shells as inlays on surfaces of lacquerware, hardwood furniture or engraved articles to make various shiny patterns. It is also called as Luodian.
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  • Enamel inlay decoration on Qing-style furniture
     This is a local part of a Qing-style cabinet using copper plate with gold flowery inlays on the drawer surface and enamel decoration as the base. Enamel decoration was imported from the west for porcelain glaze, which is made by low temperature burning...
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  • Ming Dynasty Style Furniture
    The Furniture in the Ming Dynasty generally refers to the furniture from the Ming Dynasty to the early Qing Dynasty with good materials, fine craftsmanship, and beautiful design.The furniture in Ming dynasty can be classified into five categories according to...
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  • Red sandalwood,wasp-waisted low painting table, decorated with ganoderma pattern
     The wasp-waisted painting table has outwardly curved yet inwardly winding legs. The whole table is engrave with ganoderma patterns expect the surface. The structure of the table is modeled in part after rolled books, which is something of a rarity in...
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  • Hardwood
     Hardwood has been a general name for all kinds of high quality wood ever since the Ming and Qing dynasties. The commonly seen hardwoods are red sanders, padauk, rose wood, black wood, lim, ebony and siame senna, which mainly grow in southeastern coastal...
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  • Arhat Bed
     Arhat bed, also called Buddha bed, is a bed with railings on three sides originally used by monk, or otherwise by laities and monks talking about classics on the bed during the period when Buddhism was prevalent. The bed is simple but elegant in antique...
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