Chinese furniture & woodwork reading list

Berliner, Nancy & Handler, Sarah, Friends of the House: Furniture from China's Towns and Villages. Boston, 1995. ISBN. 0 88389 134 4

Clunas, Craig, Chinese Furniture. V&A/Bamboo Publishing, 1992. Masterpieces from the V&A collection. ISBN. 1 85177 239 1
    
Ecke, Gustav, Chinese Domestic Furniture. Charles E Tuttle, 1962. ISBN. 9053 4938 16
    
Ellsworth, Robert, Chinese Furniture: Hardwood Examples of the Ming and Early Ch'ing Dynasties. Collins, 1970. ISBN.  0 00 435020 0

Ruitenbeek, Klaas, Carpentry and Building in Late Imperial China. Leiden, 1996. ISBN. 9 004 092587

Tian, Jiaqing, Classic Chinese Furniture of the Qing Dynasty. London, 1996. ISBN. 0 85667 465 6

Wang, Shixiang, Classic Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties. Hanshan Tang, Hong Kong, 1986. ISBN. 962 040 4637

Wang, Shixiang  Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture. Art Media, Chicago, 1990. Two volumes. ISBN. 1878 5290 13

Wang, Shixiang & Evarts, Curtis  Masterpieces from the Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture. San Francisco, 1995. ISBN. 188 366 2028

Wu Bruce, Grace, Chinese Classical Furniture. Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN. 0195 858 182

Wu Bruce, Grace & Yip, Shing Yiu, The Dr S.Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture. Hong Kong, 1991. ISBN. 9627 101 192

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Chinese Love Poetry (Hardback)

Chinese Love Poetry (Hardback)

Selected English translations by respected scholars are each illustrated with a scene from a Chinese painting or print in the collection of the Britis…

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Event - Objects on the move - a short history of mobile furniture design

Thu 11 September 2014 13:00

FREE TOUR: Whether around a room or across the globe, furniture has always been designed to be moveable. This tour of the V&A's Furniture Gallery will examine that importance of mobility to the history of furniture, looking at what a moveable design can reveal about an object’s social and economic life.

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