Joinery

Classical Chinese furniture mostly used wooden frame structures, where furniture were joined using two or more pieces of wood together. Craftsmen for centuries employed this method of tenon and mortise to assemble a piece of furniture. No nails were used in most furniture production to join pieces of wood together. Workmanship during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644- 1911) dynasties were of such high standards that corners of inlaid tables, chairs and screens were fitted in such an even way there was no mark of a groove or indentations.

Date/Period
Unknown
Region
China
Dimension
Object size: L:18.8 x W:3.4
Accession No.
1997-02251
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Woodcarving