In imperial gardens, the furniture is closely linked to its environment and is an integral part. They are installed according to the regional function and architectural scale. The materials and styles are in harmony with inside architecture. A lot of furniture’s design is inspired by the gardens, so it expresses cultural connotation relating to gardens to a certain extent.
The Summer Palace is a famous imperial garden in the Qing Dynasty, where the collection of furniture witnessed the emperor’s daily life and the rise and fall of dynasties. It is also one of the most important places of furniture collections in the Ming and Qing. Its collections represent exquisite craftsmanship. For centuries, the Summer Palace is a place for exhibiting abundant and diverse classical furnishings in the Ming and Qing, such as traditional furniture for sitting and sleeping, placing objects and shielding, etc. The vast majority of furniture is exquisite in crafts, rich and delicate in materials. It is a microcosm for exhibiting deep cultural connotation of imperial gardens.
72 items are exhibited, more than 60 of which are selected from the collected Ming and Qing furniture in the Summer Palace. They represent the furniture styles of Beijing, Jiangsu and Guangzhou, incorporating styles of North and South, and designs of East and West. Different styles and shapes of the imperial garden furniture in the Qing are presented to the visitors.
Graded Objects: 150 Pieces(Set)
Availability: 01 Jan 2016--31 Dec 2016