CAFA ed: ZUOWEI: ZHONGGUO GU JIAJU YISHU. ZuoWei: The Art of Classical Chinese Seat. 座位 : 中國古家具藝術. Beijing, 2014. 335 pp. Colour plates throughout, many full page. 37x27 cm. Boards.
GBP 170.00
Large-format work showing superb and very pleasing examples of various types of Chinese chairs and seats in the collection of the Gugong Museum in the Forbidden City in Beijing and thus, the seating used by the Chinese imperial household. The chairs and seats date from the latter part of the Ming and the first half of the Qing dynasties. Many of the examples are in an unrestored state and allow full appreciation of original workmanship and condition. Many examples shown in multiple views and with close-up detail. Illustrate throughout. Text in Chinese.
Subjects: Furniture
Item 22 in List 203.
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