A re-evaluation of woods used in Chinese historic furniture

Kaner, Jake, Jiufang, Lu, Yongji, X and Ioras, Florin (2013) A re-evaluation of woods used in Chinese historic furniture. Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, Series II. Forestry, Wood Industry, Agricultural Food Engineering, 6 (1). pp. 9-18. ISSN 2065-2135


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This article discusses popular Chinese historic furniture woods relatively unfamiliar to the non-Asian collections. In this discussion, woods will be called by Chinese names accompanied by Latinate or English names observing macroscopic and some microscopic features. Woods encountered in Ming and Qing hardwood furniture are discussed; Zi-tan (Sandalwood), Huang-hua-li (Yellow flowering pear), Hong-mu (Mahogany - redwood), Ji-chi mu (Chicken Wing Wood), Tie-li mu (Ironwood), Wu-mu (Northern Elm), and Hua-mu (burl). The article is presented in two parts. Part one introduces the reader to the complexities and challenges of understanding these woods, as well as presenting seven invaluable species used in Chinese fine furniture.

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Date Deposited: 25 May 2016 11:23
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URI: https://bnu.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/9610

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