A set of Traditional Chinese Style Luxury Wooden Bed and Nightstands

2 months ago

Lot No. :ZQNF-170529
Feature:Chinese furniture (1*), a bed and two nightstands, Phoebe zhennan S. Lee.(2*),mortise and tenon (3*)
Dimension:Bed size: 220x180x40cm, backboard of bed: 345x120cm, nightstands size: 48x40x55cm
Status:For sale (Item is customizable)
1* What is now considered the Chinese aesthetic had its origins in China as far back as 1500-1000 BC. In this early period both unadorned and intricately engraved and painted pieces were already developing. The Ming period is regarded as the "golden age" of Chinese furniture, though very few examples of earlier pieces survive. Ming styles have largely set the style for furniture in traditional Chinese style in subsequent periods, though as in other areas of Chinese art, the 18th and 19th centuries saw increasing prosperity used for sometimes excessively elaborated pieces, as wider groups in society were able to imitate court styles.
2* Phoebe Zhennan is a large species of tree up to 30 metres tall in the Lauraceae family. Zhennan was originally a Chinese word that related to its Chinese name 楠 (Nan). The species is under second-class national protection in China.
3* The mortise and tenon joint has been used for thousands of years by woodworkers around the world to join pieces of wood, mainly when the adjoining pieces connect at an angle of 90°. In its basic form it is both simple and strong. This is an ancient joint dating back 7,000 years. In traditional Chinese architecture, wood components, such as beams, brackets, roof frames and struts, were made to interlock with perfect fit, without using fasteners or glues, enabling the wood to expand and contract according to humidity. Archaeological evidence from Chinese sites shows that, by the end of the Neolithic, mortise-and-tenon joinery was employed in Chinese construction.


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