Each piece of antique furniture has unique attributes in terms of wood choice and the artistic talents of the carpenter as well as his fluency of skill and craftsmanship.

In days gone by, the carpenter was constrained by the rules and convention dictated in the "lu ban jin" (the classic manual for carpentry, as well as architecture) but at the same time was able to "create" something unique.

Therefore, Chinese antique furniture should be judged by the workmanship involved in its origin creation, and in its design, rather than solely by type of wood.












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