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A Leisurely Pursuit: Splendid Hardwood Antiquities from the Liang Yi Collection
Evarts, Curtis

4to, 292 pp., 122 pieces illustrated with 180 color plates and 100 b/w illustrations, text in English with Chinese captions, hardcover, Hong Kong, 2000.

A richly illustrated and well-documented catalogue featuring a private Hong Kong collection. The one hundred twenty-two catalogued objects include Ming and Qing period huanghuali and zitan furniture, as well an interesting variety of hardwood scholars objects. Three introductory essays by the author include:

  • "Zitan: Noble Hardwood of Abtruse Origins."
  • "The Zhouzhi Tradition and Inlaid Hardwood Furnishings of the Late Ming and Qing Dynasties."
  • "Elegant Empty Containers: Hardwood Brushpots."

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