Tian Jiaqing ed: YIHEYUAN CANG MING QING JIAJU. (Ming and Qing Dynasty Furniture in the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)). 頤和園藏明清家具 。 田家青. Beijing, 2011. 225 pp. Numerous colour plates throughout. 37x27 cm. Cloth.
GBP 90.00
Shows 59 important and extremely fine 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. Of much interest is that a good number of the pieces show the Yuanmingyuan style, given that much furniture from the destroyed Yuanmingyuan was brought into the new Yiheyuan Summer Palace. All pieces well illustrated in colour with many being shown in multiple views or with close-up detail. Text in Chinese.
Subjects: Furniture
Item 631 in List 202.
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