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Chinese Ming and Qing Furniture
Chinese Ming furniture is known for its simple and elegant design with fluent lines and appealing proportions. Qing furniture is larger than that of the Ming Dynasty and more imposing, with elaborate carving and inlaid decoration. Both types are prized for their fine materials, special workmanship and high artistic level.
Major types of Chinese Ming and Qing furniture
Woods popularly used for Chinese Ming and Qing furniture
l. Zitan wood--Pterocarpus santalinus
2. Huanghuali wood--Dalbergia hainanensis
3. Jichi wood--Ormosia
4. Tieli wood--Mesua ferrea
5. Ju wood--Zelkova
6. Rosewood--Pterocarpus indicus
7. Burl wood
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