TABLES AND CHAIRS: A STUDY OF DESIGN AND CRAFTSMANSHIP
1st September, 2014 to 17th January, 2015
There are over 300 pieces of antique Chinese hardwood furniture from the Ming and Qing dynasties in the Liang Yi permanent collection. What is a rose chair? Or a southern official hat chair? How about a half table? In Tables and Chairs, we lift the veil of carpentry jargon to take a closer look at the building blocks of Chinese antique furniture. From basic terminology to more sophisticated comparisons of geographical style, this exhibit aims to educate and enlighten through a representative sample of classic forms.
Pair of Rocking Chairs Guangdong, China 19th Century Zitan and bur wood Height 83.5 x Width 52 x Length 96cm Liang Yi Museum collection
Qing-Style Chair with Marble Panel Guangdong, China 19th Century Zitan and marble Height 94 x Width 101 x Length 55cm Liang Yi Museum collection
Box-Style Altar Table Fujian, China 17th Century Huanghuali Height 87 x Width 105 x Length 65cm Liang Yi Museum collection
Massive Formal Side Table Northern China Late 16th or early 17th century Huanghuali Length 92 x Width 320 x Length 70m Liang Yi Museum collection
Table with Shelf and Inlaid Tabletop Suzhou, China 17th century Zitan and semi-precious stones Height 78 x Width 75 x Length 38cm Liang Yi Museum collection