Chinese Furniture: A Guide to Collecting Antiques by Karen Mazurkewich,A. Chester Ong

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By Karen Mazurkewich,A. Chester Ong

The overseas marketplace for vintage chinese language furnishings is booming, and masterpieces from the Ming and Qing dynasties at the moment are worthy thousands of bucks. Chinese Furniture is a survey of those collectibles—from the superior hardwood items featured to straightforward softwood specimens nonetheless on hand at the Asian market.

This old furnishings booklet offers an outline of carving types, wooden forms, nearby adaptations, classification differences and recovery concepts. exact chapters on a variety of varieties of wood fixtures conceal chairs, stools and benches, tables and desks, beds, cupboards and bookshelves, doorways and displays and family accessories.

With this renewed curiosity in vintage furnishings, a forgery industry has emerged. millions of factories in southern China are churning out fresh or refurbished furnishings and passing them off as chinese language antiques. Chinese Furniture finds those forgeries and serves as an crucial reference advisor to creditors of vintage wooden furniture.

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