Tian Jiaqing ed: THE MING AND QING FURNITURE COLLECTED IN THE SUMMER PALACE. Beijing, 2013. 226 pp. Full page b/w plates throughout. 37x27 cm. Wrappers.
Shows 59 important and superb examples of Chinese furniture in the collection of the Yiheyuan - the Summer Palace on the outskirts of Beijing. Despite the title, only one example dates from the Ming, the vast majority being from the middle Qing dynasty (with a number directly attributed to the Qianlong reign) and a couple of early Qing pieces. The majority of the examples are made from zitan wood. All well illustrated in colour with many being shown in multiple views or with close-up detail. Introductory essays accompany. English edition. Hard to obtain. The first time we have seen this English version.
Available, as of: 01/02/2019
Was item 56 in printed List 193.
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