Saturday, August 30, 2008

Bedroom Furniture, Bedroom Set

Bedroom Furniture Set 1 in Oak - Canopy Oak



Includes:



1 x Canopy Oaks Twin Size Bed in Oak (88-5271-400)
1 x Canopy Oaks Night Stand in Oak (88-5271-42)
1 x Canopy Oaks 5 Drawer Chest in Oak (88-5271-41)
1 x Canopy Oaks Double Dresser in Oak (88-5271-43)




Bundled set of items. Details




Bedroom Furniture Set in Golden Oak - South Shore Furniture




Product Description:


Your child will cherish South Shore's River Valley Collection for years to come; it can also be used to warmly welcome visitors in a guest bedroom. This unisex collection features a distinctive louver motif adorning the dresser, the night table, and the headboard. Bed with rounded legs that enhance the design.



Includes:


1 x Full / Queen Size Headboard (3481090)
1 x Night Table (3481062)
1 x Door Chest (3481037)
1 x Double Dresser and Mirror Set (3481-DM)



Bundled set of items. Details



Bedroom Furniture Set 1 in Light Oak - Braywick


Includes:





  • 1 x Braywick Twin Size Bed in Light Oak (88-5272-400)


  • 1 x Braywick Night Stand in Light Oak (88-5272-42)


  • 1 x Braywick Drawer Chest in Light Oak (88-5272-41)

  • 1 x Braywick Double Dresser in Light Oak (88-5272-43)

Bundled set of items. Details

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wall Shelf (1)



spine wall shelf




Versatile narrow shelving in solid wood showcases books or small treasures. Mounting hardware included. Five removable shelves. Chocolate.8.25"w x 7.25"d x 36.75"h.





block wall shelves


Geometric platforms form endless configurations. Hardwood construction. Mounting hardware included. Acorn, white, coco wood or chocolate. Set of 3.6"l x 5"d x 5"h.






chunky wall shelves


Deep enough for larger photo frames or accessories. Wood construction. Mounting hardware included.8"d x 1.5"h.




bracket shelves



Wood construction shelf, held stylishly in place with sleek metal brackets. Choose from three shelf lengths and five bracket styles. Simple assembly. Chocolate; also in white. Available in 3', 4' or 5'w shelf lengths.




antler wall shelf


Heed the call of the wild in white-finished resin and wood.18" x 4.5" x 5.75"h

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Antique Chinese Living Room Furniture




Decorating With Chinese Antique Living Room Furniture

A pair of red and green Chinese wedding cabinets found in Belgium fit perfectly into Lina Kanafani's living room alcoves. ¡°Their colours are a source of warmth and add playfulness to the general ambience of the room,¡± she explains. In practical terms, they are used to store the music system, speakers, CDs, books and magazines. For Kanafani, aesthetics is more important than value: ¡°They may not be ¡®important' pieces as far as Chinese furniture is concerned, but they have perfectly achieved the effect I was after.¡±


In a corner of the living room is a Japanese screen which dates from the late 16 th century and depicts the Imperial horse stables. The carpet is late 17 th century Chinese and the pair of Huanghuali horseshoe back chairs are part of a set of four 17 th century pieces.



Clean lines, lack of ornamentation and a subtle colour scheme characterize Kai-Yin Lo's living room, where Chinese art is hung on the walls with architectural precsion. A pair of window panels features the persimmon in a four-petal design. ¡°One of the earliest plant motifs used in China, the persimmon dates more than 1,800 years to the Han dynasty,¡± she says. On a Ming side table at the back of the room is a pot filled with 200-year-old fungus called Lingzhi found in Anhui province.


A pair of sofas dressed in pale textured fabrics stand in the center of Kai-Yin Lo's living room, defining the seating area in the flowing, open plan space. Recessed and spot lighting illuminate her extensive collection of Chinese art and furniture. A low platform functions as a coffee table; it was originally one of the earliest types of raised seating in China. This rare piece dates from the 18 th century and is made of nan mu (a variety of cedarwood). It is constructed of three modular sections which can function as a single platform (pictured here), or used separately as smaller seats, stands or low tables. On top is a miniature Ming display table featuring a collection of Buddhist knots of destiny. A silk padded screen, featuring artworks in ink and colour, shields the dining room from the living area. A 3 rd -century Gandhara Buddha from the Indus Valley stands serenely in the entrance hall.



¡°Rocks are treasured by Chinese collectors as objects of art,¡± explains Wu. ¡°They symbolize nature and can be brought inside so one can contemplate nature indoors.¡± This malachite stone from Shilu Mountain is an impressive example.

A classic 16th-century Ming lute table stands against the far wall; it would have been an important part of the scholar's accoutrements of the time. Calligraphy is regarded as the highest form of art in China and Wu Bruce has a spectacular collection. Hanging behind the lute table is a 16 th -17 th -century scroll by Zheng Da Qian which depicts the lone scholar in the mountains. The pair of calligraphy couplets are by early 20 th -century calligrapher Lin San Zhi; they refer to furniture. In the foreground, a dash of contemporary style is added with colourful Iranian rugs. The extremely heavy yellow wax ¡®Lashi' stone symbolizes nature being brought inside.



Floor-to-ceiling glass panels overlooking a central stairway help open up the interior of this four-storey London house. In the living room, things are kept architecturally minimal with white walls, a pale wood floor and spot lighting. The clean-lined approach is maintained with select pieces of pared-down antique furniture. A Ming luohan chuang (couch bed)-which would have originally been used for relaxation, meditation or conversation, often moved onto a terrace or into a garden to enjoy nature from-stands against the rear wall; to the left is a carved candlestand.



In the library, a 19th-century Anatolian kilim hangs on the wall; to the rear is a 17th-century Huanghuali painting table and a 16th-17th-century southern official's armchair. In the foreground, and Elmwood and red lacquer 19th-century ladder rests against the bookcases. The occupants prize the form of the furniture over the media used to create it as the most important feature in their collection.



Living with Ming: in a corner of the master bedroom, a Huanghuali Ming table and a southern official's armchair function as a desk area; above the desk hangs a textile from the Kaitag region of Daghestan, dated to the 18th-century or earlier. Neolithic pots, Japanese 19th-century baskets and a modern pot by Jeff Shapiro fill shelving units on either side. The landscape painting on silk is by Fu Shan (1607-1684 )


Carol Lu elegantly installed classic, clean-lined Ming furniture within a quasi-industrial palette in her light and airy Hong Kong apartment. In the entranceway, the concrete floor is tactile, durable and childproof. A sliding oak door seals off the space that features a burgundy back wall, a spindleback chair and a huge atmospheric canvas by Paris-based artist Zao Wuki.





White walls, a striped cream sofa and beige carpeting form the backdrop to a collection of Chinese antiques in the living room. With a nod to practicality, Chang added a glass top to an old wooden trunk engraved with country scenes. Against the wall stands a pair of Qing dynasty wod and brass doors from Shanxi province; near the sliding doors to the dining room is a 1930s cabinet which demonstrates the mix of Western and Chinese elements characteristic of the time. The glass in the bottom section is original.



In the living room of Brad Davis and Janis Provisor's apartment, a seepskin throw is draped over a pistachio green sofa; a 1940s chair is covered with leopard-skin print fabric and an Isamu Noguchi lamp stands in the corner. Hanging above the brick fireplaceis a watercolour by Janis Provisor; on the mantelpiece is a collection of Italian glassware from the 1950s alongside antique Chinese jars and vases. On the wall hangs a pair of calligraphy scrolls.



In the living room, a rare 18th-century child's horseshoe backed armchair made entirely of bamboo stands next to a 16 th -centruy Ming Kang table covered in woven bamboo and lacquered in red over black. In the foreground is a low table displaying 18th - and 19th-century Tibetan silver bowls. The Tang horse is a fine example in apple green glaze, with its original unglazed saddle.




Chinese Antique Dining Room Furniture



Decorating With Antique Chinese Dining Room Furniture



The walls of the dining room are painted a warm mustard colour to offset the burgundy drapes and a restored wooden Qing dynasty lampshade is covered with Xian silk. Six yokeback armchairs - all balanced forms and artistic lines-are placed around the dining table set with traditional Korean celadon ware.



Chinese calligraphy, carved woods, latticework, lacquer and open fireplaces define the series of intimate lounges and dining room which make up BAM-BOU restaurant in London's Fitzrovia. Vietnam and China have interwoven histories and today the ethnic-Chinese (Hoa) constitute the largest single minority group in Vietnam. It is common to fine Chinese temples and homes that once belonged to rich mandarins still intact across the country today.




The impressive dining room table was one of the first types of mechanical furniture ever built and features a 0.25-m (10-in) flap all around. This can be folded down so the table becomes nearly half a metre (1.5ft ) smaller. In the middle is a ¡®Lazy Susan' on which stands a Worcester china pot, part of a collection. The pair of 17 th -century Chinese cabinets is made of Huanghuali and Camphor woods.



The minimal dining room showcases four Huanghuali horse-shoe armchairs. Against the rear wall stands a sloping stile wood-hinged cabinet. The travertine marble floor heightens the industrial feel of the space.




A custom-made dining table and chairs add a contemporary touch to the dining room. An ugly bank of windows has been covered with Japanese style sliding screens, which let the light through. Beneath the windows is a bamboo cabinet and on top an original art deco gramohone from Shanghai. Two Beijing silk table runners add a decorative touch to the dark wood dining table. In the foreground is a latticework cabinet used for storing tableware.

Chang keeps things simple when entertaining. He dresses the table with bamboo place mats, white ceramic fan-shaped underplates and classic blue and white chopsticks. Jasmine tea is served from white china cups.








The dining room table has been double lacquered and scraped to look like a painted surface. The pale green upholstered chairs are by Gio Ponto; the tableware is Fort Street Studio's own design. On the altar table is a collection of colored glassware from Germany alongside Westernstyle Chinese ceramics. ¡°We try to find things that are eccentric and European-based; things that are Chinese but don't necessarily look Chinese.¡± Above the altar table is ¡®Daddy's Girl', a painting by Janis Provisor.




In the dining room, a wall has been painted red to provide a striking backdrop for a pair of silk calligraphy scrolls found along the Yang Tze Kiang River. One scroll bears the pre-battle thoughts of Chu Ker Liang, a famous advisor to army generals at the time of the Three Kingdoms. The other scroll reveals his thoughts post-battle. A carved door panel and altar table are against the opposite wall.



Saturday, August 30, 2008

Bedroom Furniture, Bedroom Set

Bedroom Furniture Set 1 in Oak - Canopy Oak



Includes:



1 x Canopy Oaks Twin Size Bed in Oak (88-5271-400)
1 x Canopy Oaks Night Stand in Oak (88-5271-42)
1 x Canopy Oaks 5 Drawer Chest in Oak (88-5271-41)
1 x Canopy Oaks Double Dresser in Oak (88-5271-43)




Bundled set of items. Details




Bedroom Furniture Set in Golden Oak - South Shore Furniture




Product Description:


Your child will cherish South Shore's River Valley Collection for years to come; it can also be used to warmly welcome visitors in a guest bedroom. This unisex collection features a distinctive louver motif adorning the dresser, the night table, and the headboard. Bed with rounded legs that enhance the design.



Includes:


1 x Full / Queen Size Headboard (3481090)
1 x Night Table (3481062)
1 x Door Chest (3481037)
1 x Double Dresser and Mirror Set (3481-DM)



Bundled set of items. Details



Bedroom Furniture Set 1 in Light Oak - Braywick


Includes:





  • 1 x Braywick Twin Size Bed in Light Oak (88-5272-400)


  • 1 x Braywick Night Stand in Light Oak (88-5272-42)


  • 1 x Braywick Drawer Chest in Light Oak (88-5272-41)

  • 1 x Braywick Double Dresser in Light Oak (88-5272-43)

Bundled set of items. Details

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wall Shelf (1)



spine wall shelf




Versatile narrow shelving in solid wood showcases books or small treasures. Mounting hardware included. Five removable shelves. Chocolate.8.25"w x 7.25"d x 36.75"h.





block wall shelves


Geometric platforms form endless configurations. Hardwood construction. Mounting hardware included. Acorn, white, coco wood or chocolate. Set of 3.6"l x 5"d x 5"h.






chunky wall shelves


Deep enough for larger photo frames or accessories. Wood construction. Mounting hardware included.8"d x 1.5"h.




bracket shelves



Wood construction shelf, held stylishly in place with sleek metal brackets. Choose from three shelf lengths and five bracket styles. Simple assembly. Chocolate; also in white. Available in 3', 4' or 5'w shelf lengths.




antler wall shelf


Heed the call of the wild in white-finished resin and wood.18" x 4.5" x 5.75"h

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Antique Chinese Living Room Furniture




Decorating With Chinese Antique Living Room Furniture

A pair of red and green Chinese wedding cabinets found in Belgium fit perfectly into Lina Kanafani's living room alcoves. ¡°Their colours are a source of warmth and add playfulness to the general ambience of the room,¡± she explains. In practical terms, they are used to store the music system, speakers, CDs, books and magazines. For Kanafani, aesthetics is more important than value: ¡°They may not be ¡®important' pieces as far as Chinese furniture is concerned, but they have perfectly achieved the effect I was after.¡±


In a corner of the living room is a Japanese screen which dates from the late 16 th century and depicts the Imperial horse stables. The carpet is late 17 th century Chinese and the pair of Huanghuali horseshoe back chairs are part of a set of four 17 th century pieces.



Clean lines, lack of ornamentation and a subtle colour scheme characterize Kai-Yin Lo's living room, where Chinese art is hung on the walls with architectural precsion. A pair of window panels features the persimmon in a four-petal design. ¡°One of the earliest plant motifs used in China, the persimmon dates more than 1,800 years to the Han dynasty,¡± she says. On a Ming side table at the back of the room is a pot filled with 200-year-old fungus called Lingzhi found in Anhui province.


A pair of sofas dressed in pale textured fabrics stand in the center of Kai-Yin Lo's living room, defining the seating area in the flowing, open plan space. Recessed and spot lighting illuminate her extensive collection of Chinese art and furniture. A low platform functions as a coffee table; it was originally one of the earliest types of raised seating in China. This rare piece dates from the 18 th century and is made of nan mu (a variety of cedarwood). It is constructed of three modular sections which can function as a single platform (pictured here), or used separately as smaller seats, stands or low tables. On top is a miniature Ming display table featuring a collection of Buddhist knots of destiny. A silk padded screen, featuring artworks in ink and colour, shields the dining room from the living area. A 3 rd -century Gandhara Buddha from the Indus Valley stands serenely in the entrance hall.



¡°Rocks are treasured by Chinese collectors as objects of art,¡± explains Wu. ¡°They symbolize nature and can be brought inside so one can contemplate nature indoors.¡± This malachite stone from Shilu Mountain is an impressive example.

A classic 16th-century Ming lute table stands against the far wall; it would have been an important part of the scholar's accoutrements of the time. Calligraphy is regarded as the highest form of art in China and Wu Bruce has a spectacular collection. Hanging behind the lute table is a 16 th -17 th -century scroll by Zheng Da Qian which depicts the lone scholar in the mountains. The pair of calligraphy couplets are by early 20 th -century calligrapher Lin San Zhi; they refer to furniture. In the foreground, a dash of contemporary style is added with colourful Iranian rugs. The extremely heavy yellow wax ¡®Lashi' stone symbolizes nature being brought inside.



Floor-to-ceiling glass panels overlooking a central stairway help open up the interior of this four-storey London house. In the living room, things are kept architecturally minimal with white walls, a pale wood floor and spot lighting. The clean-lined approach is maintained with select pieces of pared-down antique furniture. A Ming luohan chuang (couch bed)-which would have originally been used for relaxation, meditation or conversation, often moved onto a terrace or into a garden to enjoy nature from-stands against the rear wall; to the left is a carved candlestand.



In the library, a 19th-century Anatolian kilim hangs on the wall; to the rear is a 17th-century Huanghuali painting table and a 16th-17th-century southern official's armchair. In the foreground, and Elmwood and red lacquer 19th-century ladder rests against the bookcases. The occupants prize the form of the furniture over the media used to create it as the most important feature in their collection.



Living with Ming: in a corner of the master bedroom, a Huanghuali Ming table and a southern official's armchair function as a desk area; above the desk hangs a textile from the Kaitag region of Daghestan, dated to the 18th-century or earlier. Neolithic pots, Japanese 19th-century baskets and a modern pot by Jeff Shapiro fill shelving units on either side. The landscape painting on silk is by Fu Shan (1607-1684 )


Carol Lu elegantly installed classic, clean-lined Ming furniture within a quasi-industrial palette in her light and airy Hong Kong apartment. In the entranceway, the concrete floor is tactile, durable and childproof. A sliding oak door seals off the space that features a burgundy back wall, a spindleback chair and a huge atmospheric canvas by Paris-based artist Zao Wuki.





White walls, a striped cream sofa and beige carpeting form the backdrop to a collection of Chinese antiques in the living room. With a nod to practicality, Chang added a glass top to an old wooden trunk engraved with country scenes. Against the wall stands a pair of Qing dynasty wod and brass doors from Shanxi province; near the sliding doors to the dining room is a 1930s cabinet which demonstrates the mix of Western and Chinese elements characteristic of the time. The glass in the bottom section is original.



In the living room of Brad Davis and Janis Provisor's apartment, a seepskin throw is draped over a pistachio green sofa; a 1940s chair is covered with leopard-skin print fabric and an Isamu Noguchi lamp stands in the corner. Hanging above the brick fireplaceis a watercolour by Janis Provisor; on the mantelpiece is a collection of Italian glassware from the 1950s alongside antique Chinese jars and vases. On the wall hangs a pair of calligraphy scrolls.



In the living room, a rare 18th-century child's horseshoe backed armchair made entirely of bamboo stands next to a 16 th -centruy Ming Kang table covered in woven bamboo and lacquered in red over black. In the foreground is a low table displaying 18th - and 19th-century Tibetan silver bowls. The Tang horse is a fine example in apple green glaze, with its original unglazed saddle.




Chinese Antique Dining Room Furniture



Decorating With Antique Chinese Dining Room Furniture



The walls of the dining room are painted a warm mustard colour to offset the burgundy drapes and a restored wooden Qing dynasty lampshade is covered with Xian silk. Six yokeback armchairs - all balanced forms and artistic lines-are placed around the dining table set with traditional Korean celadon ware.



Chinese calligraphy, carved woods, latticework, lacquer and open fireplaces define the series of intimate lounges and dining room which make up BAM-BOU restaurant in London's Fitzrovia. Vietnam and China have interwoven histories and today the ethnic-Chinese (Hoa) constitute the largest single minority group in Vietnam. It is common to fine Chinese temples and homes that once belonged to rich mandarins still intact across the country today.




The impressive dining room table was one of the first types of mechanical furniture ever built and features a 0.25-m (10-in) flap all around. This can be folded down so the table becomes nearly half a metre (1.5ft ) smaller. In the middle is a ¡®Lazy Susan' on which stands a Worcester china pot, part of a collection. The pair of 17 th -century Chinese cabinets is made of Huanghuali and Camphor woods.



The minimal dining room showcases four Huanghuali horse-shoe armchairs. Against the rear wall stands a sloping stile wood-hinged cabinet. The travertine marble floor heightens the industrial feel of the space.




A custom-made dining table and chairs add a contemporary touch to the dining room. An ugly bank of windows has been covered with Japanese style sliding screens, which let the light through. Beneath the windows is a bamboo cabinet and on top an original art deco gramohone from Shanghai. Two Beijing silk table runners add a decorative touch to the dark wood dining table. In the foreground is a latticework cabinet used for storing tableware.

Chang keeps things simple when entertaining. He dresses the table with bamboo place mats, white ceramic fan-shaped underplates and classic blue and white chopsticks. Jasmine tea is served from white china cups.








The dining room table has been double lacquered and scraped to look like a painted surface. The pale green upholstered chairs are by Gio Ponto; the tableware is Fort Street Studio's own design. On the altar table is a collection of colored glassware from Germany alongside Westernstyle Chinese ceramics. ¡°We try to find things that are eccentric and European-based; things that are Chinese but don't necessarily look Chinese.¡± Above the altar table is ¡®Daddy's Girl', a painting by Janis Provisor.




In the dining room, a wall has been painted red to provide a striking backdrop for a pair of silk calligraphy scrolls found along the Yang Tze Kiang River. One scroll bears the pre-battle thoughts of Chu Ker Liang, a famous advisor to army generals at the time of the Three Kingdoms. The other scroll reveals his thoughts post-battle. A carved door panel and altar table are against the opposite wall.




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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Bedroom Furniture, Bedroom Set

Bedroom Furniture Set 1 in Oak - Canopy Oak



Includes:



1 x Canopy Oaks Twin Size Bed in Oak (88-5271-400)
1 x Canopy Oaks Night Stand in Oak (88-5271-42)
1 x Canopy Oaks 5 Drawer Chest in Oak (88-5271-41)
1 x Canopy Oaks Double Dresser in Oak (88-5271-43)




Bundled set of items. Details




Bedroom Furniture Set in Golden Oak - South Shore Furniture




Product Description:


Your child will cherish South Shore's River Valley Collection for years to come; it can also be used to warmly welcome visitors in a guest bedroom. This unisex collection features a distinctive louver motif adorning the dresser, the night table, and the headboard. Bed with rounded legs that enhance the design.



Includes:


1 x Full / Queen Size Headboard (3481090)
1 x Night Table (3481062)
1 x Door Chest (3481037)
1 x Double Dresser and Mirror Set (3481-DM)



Bundled set of items. Details



Bedroom Furniture Set 1 in Light Oak - Braywick


Includes:





  • 1 x Braywick Twin Size Bed in Light Oak (88-5272-400)


  • 1 x Braywick Night Stand in Light Oak (88-5272-42)


  • 1 x Braywick Drawer Chest in Light Oak (88-5272-41)

  • 1 x Braywick Double Dresser in Light Oak (88-5272-43)

Bundled set of items. Details

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wall Shelf (1)



spine wall shelf




Versatile narrow shelving in solid wood showcases books or small treasures. Mounting hardware included. Five removable shelves. Chocolate.8.25"w x 7.25"d x 36.75"h.





block wall shelves


Geometric platforms form endless configurations. Hardwood construction. Mounting hardware included. Acorn, white, coco wood or chocolate. Set of 3.6"l x 5"d x 5"h.






chunky wall shelves


Deep enough for larger photo frames or accessories. Wood construction. Mounting hardware included.8"d x 1.5"h.




bracket shelves



Wood construction shelf, held stylishly in place with sleek metal brackets. Choose from three shelf lengths and five bracket styles. Simple assembly. Chocolate; also in white. Available in 3', 4' or 5'w shelf lengths.




antler wall shelf


Heed the call of the wild in white-finished resin and wood.18" x 4.5" x 5.75"h

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Antique Chinese Living Room Furniture




Decorating With Chinese Antique Living Room Furniture

A pair of red and green Chinese wedding cabinets found in Belgium fit perfectly into Lina Kanafani's living room alcoves. ¡°Their colours are a source of warmth and add playfulness to the general ambience of the room,¡± she explains. In practical terms, they are used to store the music system, speakers, CDs, books and magazines. For Kanafani, aesthetics is more important than value: ¡°They may not be ¡®important' pieces as far as Chinese furniture is concerned, but they have perfectly achieved the effect I was after.¡±


In a corner of the living room is a Japanese screen which dates from the late 16 th century and depicts the Imperial horse stables. The carpet is late 17 th century Chinese and the pair of Huanghuali horseshoe back chairs are part of a set of four 17 th century pieces.



Clean lines, lack of ornamentation and a subtle colour scheme characterize Kai-Yin Lo's living room, where Chinese art is hung on the walls with architectural precsion. A pair of window panels features the persimmon in a four-petal design. ¡°One of the earliest plant motifs used in China, the persimmon dates more than 1,800 years to the Han dynasty,¡± she says. On a Ming side table at the back of the room is a pot filled with 200-year-old fungus called Lingzhi found in Anhui province.


A pair of sofas dressed in pale textured fabrics stand in the center of Kai-Yin Lo's living room, defining the seating area in the flowing, open plan space. Recessed and spot lighting illuminate her extensive collection of Chinese art and furniture. A low platform functions as a coffee table; it was originally one of the earliest types of raised seating in China. This rare piece dates from the 18 th century and is made of nan mu (a variety of cedarwood). It is constructed of three modular sections which can function as a single platform (pictured here), or used separately as smaller seats, stands or low tables. On top is a miniature Ming display table featuring a collection of Buddhist knots of destiny. A silk padded screen, featuring artworks in ink and colour, shields the dining room from the living area. A 3 rd -century Gandhara Buddha from the Indus Valley stands serenely in the entrance hall.



¡°Rocks are treasured by Chinese collectors as objects of art,¡± explains Wu. ¡°They symbolize nature and can be brought inside so one can contemplate nature indoors.¡± This malachite stone from Shilu Mountain is an impressive example.

A classic 16th-century Ming lute table stands against the far wall; it would have been an important part of the scholar's accoutrements of the time. Calligraphy is regarded as the highest form of art in China and Wu Bruce has a spectacular collection. Hanging behind the lute table is a 16 th -17 th -century scroll by Zheng Da Qian which depicts the lone scholar in the mountains. The pair of calligraphy couplets are by early 20 th -century calligrapher Lin San Zhi; they refer to furniture. In the foreground, a dash of contemporary style is added with colourful Iranian rugs. The extremely heavy yellow wax ¡®Lashi' stone symbolizes nature being brought inside.



Floor-to-ceiling glass panels overlooking a central stairway help open up the interior of this four-storey London house. In the living room, things are kept architecturally minimal with white walls, a pale wood floor and spot lighting. The clean-lined approach is maintained with select pieces of pared-down antique furniture. A Ming luohan chuang (couch bed)-which would have originally been used for relaxation, meditation or conversation, often moved onto a terrace or into a garden to enjoy nature from-stands against the rear wall; to the left is a carved candlestand.



In the library, a 19th-century Anatolian kilim hangs on the wall; to the rear is a 17th-century Huanghuali painting table and a 16th-17th-century southern official's armchair. In the foreground, and Elmwood and red lacquer 19th-century ladder rests against the bookcases. The occupants prize the form of the furniture over the media used to create it as the most important feature in their collection.



Living with Ming: in a corner of the master bedroom, a Huanghuali Ming table and a southern official's armchair function as a desk area; above the desk hangs a textile from the Kaitag region of Daghestan, dated to the 18th-century or earlier. Neolithic pots, Japanese 19th-century baskets and a modern pot by Jeff Shapiro fill shelving units on either side. The landscape painting on silk is by Fu Shan (1607-1684 )


Carol Lu elegantly installed classic, clean-lined Ming furniture within a quasi-industrial palette in her light and airy Hong Kong apartment. In the entranceway, the concrete floor is tactile, durable and childproof. A sliding oak door seals off the space that features a burgundy back wall, a spindleback chair and a huge atmospheric canvas by Paris-based artist Zao Wuki.





White walls, a striped cream sofa and beige carpeting form the backdrop to a collection of Chinese antiques in the living room. With a nod to practicality, Chang added a glass top to an old wooden trunk engraved with country scenes. Against the wall stands a pair of Qing dynasty wod and brass doors from Shanxi province; near the sliding doors to the dining room is a 1930s cabinet which demonstrates the mix of Western and Chinese elements characteristic of the time. The glass in the bottom section is original.



In the living room of Brad Davis and Janis Provisor's apartment, a seepskin throw is draped over a pistachio green sofa; a 1940s chair is covered with leopard-skin print fabric and an Isamu Noguchi lamp stands in the corner. Hanging above the brick fireplaceis a watercolour by Janis Provisor; on the mantelpiece is a collection of Italian glassware from the 1950s alongside antique Chinese jars and vases. On the wall hangs a pair of calligraphy scrolls.



In the living room, a rare 18th-century child's horseshoe backed armchair made entirely of bamboo stands next to a 16 th -centruy Ming Kang table covered in woven bamboo and lacquered in red over black. In the foreground is a low table displaying 18th - and 19th-century Tibetan silver bowls. The Tang horse is a fine example in apple green glaze, with its original unglazed saddle.




Chinese Antique Dining Room Furniture



Decorating With Antique Chinese Dining Room Furniture



The walls of the dining room are painted a warm mustard colour to offset the burgundy drapes and a restored wooden Qing dynasty lampshade is covered with Xian silk. Six yokeback armchairs - all balanced forms and artistic lines-are placed around the dining table set with traditional Korean celadon ware.



Chinese calligraphy, carved woods, latticework, lacquer and open fireplaces define the series of intimate lounges and dining room which make up BAM-BOU restaurant in London's Fitzrovia. Vietnam and China have interwoven histories and today the ethnic-Chinese (Hoa) constitute the largest single minority group in Vietnam. It is common to fine Chinese temples and homes that once belonged to rich mandarins still intact across the country today.




The impressive dining room table was one of the first types of mechanical furniture ever built and features a 0.25-m (10-in) flap all around. This can be folded down so the table becomes nearly half a metre (1.5ft ) smaller. In the middle is a ¡®Lazy Susan' on which stands a Worcester china pot, part of a collection. The pair of 17 th -century Chinese cabinets is made of Huanghuali and Camphor woods.



The minimal dining room showcases four Huanghuali horse-shoe armchairs. Against the rear wall stands a sloping stile wood-hinged cabinet. The travertine marble floor heightens the industrial feel of the space.




A custom-made dining table and chairs add a contemporary touch to the dining room. An ugly bank of windows has been covered with Japanese style sliding screens, which let the light through. Beneath the windows is a bamboo cabinet and on top an original art deco gramohone from Shanghai. Two Beijing silk table runners add a decorative touch to the dark wood dining table. In the foreground is a latticework cabinet used for storing tableware.

Chang keeps things simple when entertaining. He dresses the table with bamboo place mats, white ceramic fan-shaped underplates and classic blue and white chopsticks. Jasmine tea is served from white china cups.








The dining room table has been double lacquered and scraped to look like a painted surface. The pale green upholstered chairs are by Gio Ponto; the tableware is Fort Street Studio's own design. On the altar table is a collection of colored glassware from Germany alongside Westernstyle Chinese ceramics. ¡°We try to find things that are eccentric and European-based; things that are Chinese but don't necessarily look Chinese.¡± Above the altar table is ¡®Daddy's Girl', a painting by Janis Provisor.




In the dining room, a wall has been painted red to provide a striking backdrop for a pair of silk calligraphy scrolls found along the Yang Tze Kiang River. One scroll bears the pre-battle thoughts of Chu Ker Liang, a famous advisor to army generals at the time of the Three Kingdoms. The other scroll reveals his thoughts post-battle. A carved door panel and altar table are against the opposite wall.