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Chinese Domestic Furniture in Photographs and Measured Drawings Chinese Domestic Furniture in Photographs and Measured Drawings
by Gustav Ecke
Paperback (1986)

Reviewer: Livio W. Cillo III
Very few books on furniture - Chinese or otherwise - do as successful a job. Not only is the history discussed and the pages well illustrated (in black and white), but timeless scholarly discourse is offered and revealing disective drawings provided. This is a must and you will see how the author has laid the foundation for more recent works on the subject since it has become vogue. October 15, 1998

Classic Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties Classic Chinese Furniture:
Ming and Early Qing Dynasties

by Shixiang Wang
Hardcover (1991)

Written by an authoritative furniture historian, Wang Shixiang, this book provides beautiful color plates, basic knowledge, and detailed descriptions of many important pieces.

Beyond the Screen: Chinese Furniture of the 16th & 17th Centuries Beyond the Screen:
Chinese Furniture of the 16th & 17th Centuries

by Nancy Berliner, Craig Clunas, Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Hardcover (1996)

Reviewer: A reader from US, 2000
BEYOND THE SCREEN is an apt title; it describes this book both literally and metaphorically. Nancy Berliner and fourcontributing writers dissect both the life and furniture of sixtheen and seventeenth China in a work that combines art, craft and social history. My husband, an amateur woodworker, was fascinated with descriptions of workmanship and digrams of joinery. I preferred the sections that talked about the people -- both the craftsmen (usually anonymous) that made the furniture and the elite who commissioned it. But the focus point of the book is undoubtedly the photographs of the furniture itself -- some pieces which are classically simple, others that are intricately carved. Berliner comments at length on each piece.  For collectors of antique Chinese furniture -- or reproductions -- this book is an absolute must-have. It gives the story behind the craft and makes sitting down so much more interesting!

Miller's Chinese & Japanese Antiques Buyer's Guide
by Peter Wain, Jo Wood
Hardcover (1999)

Oriental Antiques and Art:
An Identification and Value Guide
by Sandra Andacht
Paperback (1987)

The Arts of China
by Michael Sullivan
Paperback (1984)

The British Museum Book of Chinese Art
by Jessica Rawson, Anne Farrer, Jane Portal
Paperback (1996)

Art in China
(Oxford History of Art Series)
by Craig Clunas
Paperback (1997)

Chinese Art
(World of Art)
by Mary Tregear
Paperback (1997)

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