Straits Chinese: Furniture

Publisher: Times Editions

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1994.

Straits Chinese furniture is a fusion of Chinese Qing dynasty ornateness and early 19th-century English dignity and decorum. Isolated from Chinese trends as well as European fashions, it developed its own style and uses in the Straits Settlements of Singapore, Malacca and Penang. This book traces the origins and characteristics of Stratis Chinese furniture and gives us pointers on how to date old furniture from their ornamentation and patina. In 100 stunning photographs, it presents the former Baba couches, tables, chairs, cupboards, writing desks and beds as they are used today by their present owners.

ISBN: 9812325395
Cover Type: Hardcover
Page Count: 188
Year Published: 1994
Language: English

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