The History of Chinese Furniture

In ancient China people sit or kneel to the straw on the floor. Between 471 and 221, beds and carpets were created. Then people started their daily lives from the floor to somehow high. From this time, strawberries are mainly used on beds and sofas.

Not just chairs and chairs, different forms of furniture came to the top of the Ming and Ching dynasties. During the Ming Dynasty the motifs were smooth, flowing lines and elegant decoration. For the Ching dynasty, furniture design has been enriched with richer decorations and more harmonious engraved details. And in modern times most Chinese furniture designs are strongly influenced by the two eras of history.

Since the furniture was created, wood is the most important material. China's rich forestry resources are not surprising. Two main materials are used, lacquered and hardwood. Besides bamboo and rattan furniture, the warmer and sunny weather is common.

The most commonly used wood for high quality furniture is huganhuali mu (yellow flower pear tree), jichi mu (soccer tail or chicken wing wood) and zitan mu (dark purple sandstone).

Huanghuali often used both the Ming and the Ching Dynasty. Huanghai is one of the most valuable trees in the world. Not more than 36 meters high, 1 meter in diameter. This tree is usually found in Thailand, Burma and Vietnam. In ancient China Huanghuali Mu and Zitan were as valuable and expensive as gold and gemstones. Jichi is a very hard tree. They are often found in Burma, Thailand, India and Vietnam. This kind of tree is even rarer than Huganhuali and Zitan. His name was created because of his feathered pattern like a bird. Zitan has an extremely hard rosewood. This kind of tree is just as hard and dense that it falls into the water. It is commonly found in America, Africa, India, Vietnam and Burma. It is said that it is very difficult to be larger than a diameter of 7 inches. It is therefore very difficult to carve this tree. Black yellow. But with enough exposure to air, it changes to yellow dark red. It smells scent and is one of China's herbs. In a chair made of Zitan people get good treatment if they are sitting there.

For a long time, ancient Chinese furniture was the treasures of furniture fans. However, large quantities of antiquated China were maintained because a good job was not appreciated. There was no Ming and Ching Dynasty that good furniture was appreciated and appreciated by people. Even in the two periods, most of the furniture was destroyed locally or was abducted by the West's attackers. Indeed, during the Communist Revolution, a similar situation until the Communist Revolution lasted until the last China when communist chaos destroyed the cabinets, chest, and chair for fuel and quality possession.

As a result, with the exception of the few objects that fled abroad or their diplomatic families to places such as Hong Kong or the West, they can find limited collections in museums such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Beijing Palace Museum.

It is a fact that ancient Chinese furniture is getting more and more attention and international status for its high standards and value, and the prices of the real thing are as much as they can afford to pay.

With growing worldwide attention and recognition, Chinese furniture is placed internationally.

Asia Dragon offers a wide range of furniture design on both our website and our store, The Heads Center, The Oriental Center in Leeds. We also offer home furnishings, decorations, accessories, clothes, kimonos and the like. Dear visitors, visit our website or visit us personally and we will be surprised.

Source by Yee Lee Wong

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