Classical Chinese Furniture in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
This volume describes and illustrates nearly one hundred examples of classical Chinese furniture donated to The Minneapolis Institute of Arts by Ruth and Bruce Dayton. Considered one of the finest public collections in the world, this catalogue includes over 150 illustrations and text that help provide the historical and social context of hardwood and lacquer furniture produced primarily during the late Ming and early Qing periods. Catalogue entries were written by Robert Jacobsen with construction analysis and commentary provided by Nicholas Grindley. An introduction by Lark Mason and essay on the relationship between classical furniture and traditional Chinese architecture by Mr. Jacobsen, along with footnotes and bibliography complete the text.
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architecture armchair baitong bamboo Bruce Dayton cabinet cabriole legs carved chairs China Chinese Furniture Society Classical Chinese Furniture Clunas collection Connoisseurship of Chinese CONSTRUCTION A huanghuali corner crestrail curved decorative depicts dragons drawers early Qing dynasty eighteenth century Ellsworth 1996 examples exposed tenons front Gift of Ruth Handler hardwood hidden tenoned huamu illustrated in Wang inside edge Institute of Arts Jin Ping Mei joinery lacquer late Ming latticework lingzhi lower Lu Ban jing Ming Ming and Qing Minneapolis Institute mortise-and-tenon mortise-and-tenon frame motif moulding Museum of Classical National Palace Museum openwork pair plate posts Qing dynasty reception hall rectangular round Ruitenbeek Ruth and Bruce ruyi scholars scrolling seat frame seventeenth century Huanghuali Shanxi side softwood spandrels splat stand stiles stools stylized surface Suzhou tomb tongue-and-grooved top rail transverse stretchers typical mitred underside waisted Wang and Evarts Wang Shixiang wood Wu Bruce yokeback zitan