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Chinese Furniture : A Guide to Collecting Antiques

Chinese Furniture : A Guide to Collecting Antiques


 The international market for antique Chinese furniture is booming, and masterpieces from the Ming and Qing dynasties are now worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Chinese Furniture is a survey of these collectibles-from the very best hardwood pieces featured to standard softwood specimens still available on the Asian market.

This antique furniture book presents an overview of carving styles, wood types, regional variations, class distinctions and restoration techniques. It includes detailed chapters on various types of wooden furniture cover chairs, stools and benches, tables and desks, beds, cabinets and bookshelves, doors and screens and household accessories.

Product details

  •  Hardback | 224 pages
  •  216 x 279 x 22.86mm | 1,389g
  •  Boston, United States
  •  English
  •  Reissue
  •  300 color photos; 15 b&w diagrams
  •  0804849706
  •  9780804849708

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