Luxury Modern Chinese Furniture

Luxury Modern Chinese Furniture

unique distressed coffee tables weathered wood table set rustic grey round oversized tags rough cut lumber large size of oak reclaimed glass top gray turquoise cocktail 610x610
unique distressed coffee tables weathered wood table set rustic grey round oversized tags rough cut lumber large size of oak reclaimed glass top gray turquoise cocktail 610x610

Chinese furniture is known in the Western world for its beautiful carvings, different look and for the use of natural materials. It has evolved independently from Western furniture and so, it appears from the tables, chairs, benches, beds, sofas etc. in Chinese furniture has got a unique look unusual in the western world. This is also the reason why they become so popular once they reach the European and US markets. However, the materials used for the production of Chinese furniture vary greatly, not only in areas where furniture is made, but also functional and ready to be made.

The appointment of a ban on imports of tropical hardwoods at the end of the Ming Dynasty saw the introduction of luxuriant forests such as Zitan and Huanghuali, which made the best furniture for the ruling class. Different types of Chinese furniture evolved mainly during three different historical time periods since 1000 BC. Not only furniture but aesthetics as a whole in the Chinese kingdom and their rules started from 1000 BC to 1500 BC.

It has been seen that the furnishings of the historical period mainly include woven mats placed on high floors near low tables. These mats are also accompanied by arms sometimes reserved for nobles and noble classes. However, the most interesting changes in Chinese Furniture came with the rise of Buddhism in the year 200 AD Instead of sitting on the mat as before, sitting on the high floor first became a tradition.

Modern Chinese Home Glass Metal Dining Room Furniture ET03 EC59
Modern Chinese Home Glass Metal Dining Room Furniture ET03 EC59

This elevated platform is also a symbol of respect and people are used to storing it for elders, high-ranking royalty, officials or privileged guests. This gradually resulted in a higher-floor version of the higher that could also be kept secret by the officials. As time went on, it evolved into a daybed and a bed now made of wood and not an elevated floor. Then a higher taller floor version gradually developed that evolved into a higher table to keep things.

The nomadic tribes, mainly from Western and Northern China, also contribute as they create folding tools and furniture for light flexibility, as well as for transportation purposes. Because they need to change the location soon, these flexible and light furnishings help them in moving temporary shelters while on the go because they are not occupied much and are easy to carry.

However, most modern Chinese furniture can be seen from the Tang Dynasty, Ming and Qing. This period saw a significant change in the evolution of furniture as it was during their reign so they lifted the ban on timber imports from other kingdoms.

It produces imports of various types and large quantities of wood from different parts of Asia. The use of these different types of wood including denser woods produces better and finer wood carvings and combines.

In this period too, various types of furniture such as rounds and also the back seats of the yoke have grown that are mainly used by nobles and elites. The two dynasties that followed the Tang Dynasty, Northern and then Southern Song, produced more evolution due to different types of furniture including stools, chairs and stools used more often which have now become an integral part of Chinese furniture.

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