Hu Desheng: A TREASURY OF MING AND QING DYNASTY PALACE FURNITURE. The Palace Museum Collection. Chicago, 2008. 727 pp. 813 colour plates, the majority full page. 2 vols. 29x21 cm. Cloth.
The author, a furniture expert in the Gugong Museum, Beijing, has selected 455 superb examples of Ming and Qing dynasty Chinese furniture from the Museum's collection to illustrate this work. Chapters 1-3 discuss the origins, styles and types of furniture in the Ming and Qing palaces, providing a background to the collection. Chapters 4-7 analyse and illustrate the forms, decorative details, patterns and motifs and the materials used. Chapters 8 and 9 show representative pieces and sets of furniture and also explores the arrangement and use of the furniture. All examples illustrated in colour and described in detail. English edition of a work originally published in Chinese.
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