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.