Opening on 9 January 2015, this exhibition features 30 important pieces of furniture from the Ming and Qing dynasties to the early Republican period, showcasing indigenous styles of Suzhou, Beijing and Canton, and presents distinctive and exquisite Chinese furniture art.
With over 3,000 years of literary and pictorial evidence, Chinese furniture art has a long-standing history and tradition. After advancements in living standards and craftsmanship, Chinese furniture flourished during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Ming furniture is well known for its elegant but simple style, moderate proportions and delicate workmanship, while emphasising the wood's natural grain and colour. In contrast, Qing furniture shed Ming's minimalism in favour of larger size pieces with strong and grandiose ornamentation. Precious materials were also inlayed into the furniture to add luxurious and colourful details.
|Exhibition period :
|From 9 January 2015 until further notice
|Exhibition venue :
|Gallery III, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
|Opening hours :
|Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sundays and public holidays 1:00 – 5:00 pm
New Year, Lunar New Year, Easter and Christmas Holidays