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By Karen Mazurkewich,A. Chester Ong

The foreign marketplace for old chinese language furnishings is booming, and masterpieces from the Ming and Qing dynasties are actually worthy thousands of bucks. Chinese Furniture is a survey of those collectibles—from the superior hardwood items featured to plain softwood specimens nonetheless to be had at the Asian market.

This vintage furnishings booklet provides an outline of carving types, wooden kinds, neighborhood diversifications, classification differences and recovery recommendations. certain chapters on a variety of different types of wood furniture conceal chairs, stools and benches, tables and desks, beds, cupboards and bookshelves, doorways and displays and family accessories.

With this renewed curiosity in old furnishings, a forgery marketplace has emerged. hundreds of thousands of factories in southern China are churning out fresh or refurbished furnishings and passing them off as chinese language antiques. Chinese Furniture finds those forgeries and serves as an crucial reference advisor to creditors of vintage wooden furniture.

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