Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Chinese aesthetic dates as far back as 1500-1000 BC. Gleaming rosewood furniture takes centre stage with intricate mother of pearl inlays. Eventhough Im a fan of the latter, I really like the modern version. Traditionally there are four cateogories of chinese furniture, all formed during the Qing era- Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Suzhou.
Modern twist to the traditional "cracked ice lattice"- used as railing- lovely!
Cute turquoise Foo Dog - supposed to be guardians and protectors
Butterflies are a symbol of longevity and marital happiness. Love the butterfly upholstery!
Bamboo is ubiquitous in Chinese decorating. Not surprising since its a Symbol of longevity
Mother of pearl panels - Cranes represent wisdom and are a symbol of the father / son relationship