Elm wood book shelf
Product Id
BEJ-14051
Description
Book shelf with smooth red lacquer. This style of book shelf is a reproduction of Qing Dynasty shelf, characterised by the 2 drawers. Usually in Qing Dynasty, bookshelves had more carving and decorations and sometimes 2 more doors under the drawers.
Dimensions
H 195 x D 40 x W 150 cm
Material
Elm wood
Origin
China
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About woods Most hardwood trees grow in hot climates, especially in tropical areas.  Much of the hardwood found in Chinese furniture, then, was not native to China but was introduced to the country through trade.  It is not only the beauty of the wood that gives Chinese furniture its value, however.  It is treasured for the meticulous craftsmanship, joinery and design that went into the pieces, as well as its cultural significance.   In contrast, for example, new and old furniture pieces found in Vietnam and made of the world’s most valuable wood, Zitan, can be purchased Read more
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