The trade and study of Chinese Furniture, have come a long way ,since it burst on to the art sceen , with a small exhibition in Hong Kong in 1985 , to celebrate the publication of Wang Shixiang's, " Classic Chinese Furniture - Ming and Early Qing dynasties.
The eighties and nineties saw good pieces of Huanghuali leaving China on route to Hong Kong and New York.
SInce then prices have escallated ,China has boomed , and the flow of trade is reversing , as wealthy Chinese clamour for a piece of the action, in the same way as European and American collectors had a decade before.
In the mean time vast quantities of old and antiques furniture have left China . Dealers have had to broaden their horizons past their favourite haunts of Shanxi and Shanxxi , to supply collectors and decorators in the West.
Previously unfashionable hardwoods and softwods are starting to have thier day , as the supply of Ming and transitional furniture dries up .
The contents of this section is made up of goods we have collected over the last decade in China