Gugong Museum: GUGONG BOWUYUAN CANG MING QING JIAJU QUANJI. Complete Edition of Ming and Qing Furniture Collected in the Palace Museum. Beijing, 2015. Various paginations per volume but typically 200+ pp. Full page colour plates throughout each volume. A number of foldouts. 20 vols. 38x27 cm. Cloth.
A large 20 volume work which shows over 2000 pieces of superb Ming and Qing furniture from the halls and palaces of the Forbidden City in Beijing. Items with a superb and indisputable provenance. The result of three years of exhaustive work. Divided into volumes by type of furniture - beds, seats, tables etc. etc. All pieces illustrated in full and many also with illustration of close-up detail that allows true appreciation of the superb carving to many of the items. In effect, a catalogue raisonne of the Chinese imperial furniture collection. An exceptional work highly-regarded by collectors and connoisseurs and which rapidly went out-of-print. List of contents and captions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese.
Item 52 in List 203.
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