Desk
Product Id
QFCX-2054-E
Description
5-drawers desk with original brown lacquer. This desk was usually used as office desk.
Dimensions
H89 x D49 x W105 cm
Material
fir wood
Origin
China Zhejiang province
Age
circa 1900
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Traditional Arts & Crafts
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
Geography

Zhejiang

 
is named after the Zhejiang River (crooked river, now called the Qiantang River) which passes through its capital.  The province’s name is often shortened to ‘Zhe’.  Zhejiang has the East China Sea to its east, beyond which lie the Ryukyu Islands of Japan.  To the north are the Jiangsu province and the Shanghai municipality; Anhui province is to the northwest; Jiangxi to the west and Fujian to the south.
History
Zhejiang, also spelled Chehkiang or Chekiang, was not influenced by early Chinese civilisation but was populated by a people known collectively as Read more
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