Sichuan desk
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"Two drawers desk in smooth natural colour, composed of three parts. This kind of desk is typical of late Qing Dynasty in Sichuang province, some 100 years ago. It was used as a desk in a government office."
H 83 x D 77 x W 158 cm
Elm wood
China Sichuan
circa 1900
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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


is a province in the mid-western part of China and its nearby vicinity was the birthplace of unique local civilisations that can be dated back as far at 1500 BC, the time of the Shang Dynasty.  From about 800 BC, Shu (today Chegdu) and Ba (today Chongqing City) rose as cultural and administrative centres of two rival kingdoms.
No one knew about Shu’s existence until 1986, when archaeologists unearthed artefacts at a small village named Sanxingdui in Guanghan County, believed to be an ancient city of the Shu Kingdom.
The Qin Dynasty overtook Shu and Ba but Read more
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