Monthly Archives: November 2012

whispering

Some pieces are very forthright, in your face.  Not so here.  I’m not sure what to label this table – refectory?  But, it’s quintessential Shanxi Chinese, mid-1800’s, so mid-Qing, and it would not have been used to eat off  then.  Painting scrolls … Continue reading

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tell a story

This was a table for someone with big ideas, resourceful and strong, and that’s exactly the kind of person it sold to.  The more I think on it the surer I am that the tables people choose to eat off … Continue reading

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eight immortals

In China eight people could sit around this table  – on stools, and being smaller, of course.  I see it in an apartment with not all that much space.  There it would become a beautiful dining table, something to talk … Continue reading

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mixes

An An old Chinese sideboard similar to  many we’ve had over the years  and which now have found loved places in numerous homes .  Like everything else that’s old and good they become scarcer and scarcer.  It speaks for itself too,  so no need … Continue reading

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personal zeitgeist

Sort of is our personal zeitgeist.  If you browse through the catalogue I think , hope perhaps, that you will get the impression that we tend towards the serious side of things material.  We do not do trivia, we do … Continue reading

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modern china

We have chairs like this in stock and that is one reason for posting this image, and the other is that the idea of manipulating/modifying old pieces to enhance their function or to just tune them into this century is … Continue reading

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stone foundations

These foundations are probably meant to be defensive but they are so aesthetically pleasing at the same time.  Probably a dry wall construction (no cement or mortar), like the dividing field walls running up and over the steep hills of … Continue reading

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symbolism

A double harmony sign chiseled in stone and found a while back in a special place we affectionately call ‘the stone market’.  We sold a similar piece some years ago and it was set in an alcove by the front … Continue reading

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stone garden

I am smitten unreservedly by this image.  It’s a private garden in Suzhou and the artfully placed stones are meant to represent mountains and they do indeed !  I can’t imagine that the concept would work in a Western garden … Continue reading

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courtyard of stones

You see ?  The millstones would fit in just perfectly somewhere in the vicinity of this doorway, not disturbing the purist minimalism an iota.  Me,  I have a garden crammed full with over-grown plants but I could really change it … Continue reading

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