furnitures

Great Minds Think Alike: 18th Century French and Chinese Furniture Design

Exhibition Details

From February 3 to August 17, 2015
Opening Hours : Exhibition now closed

Admission Fee : HK$200 includes a guided tour, appointments are required. Wednesdays are open free of charge to full-time students with prior arrangement.

About the Exhibition

Great Minds Think Alike showcases for the very first time a juxtaposition between French and Chinese furniture from 17th and 18th century, from the palaces of Louis XIV, XV and XVI, and the courts of the emperors Kangxi and Qianlong, and displaying many of the design and craftsmanship similarities between them. How should these resemblances be interpreted? Is there such a thing as a universal aesthetic mindset? In this exhibit, visitors will experience a panoramic view through parallels display of furniture from two of the world's most fabled courts.

To order the catalogue accompanying this exhibition, please contact us at visitors@liangyimuseum.com.

 

 

In the foreground a four-panel mahogany screen by Canabas, around 1780, with original Chinese polychrome leaves; in the  background a huanghuali eight-panel screen, China, 18th century.