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The Connoisseur - Chinese Antique Chairs
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antiques and be observant and note details
whenever the opportunity arises. We should
study the form, shape, material,
craftsmanship, the differences in style from
region to region and the motifs on the
carvings. Each piece of furniture was made to
serve a function. Sometimes, the production
involved the collaboration of the carpenter
and the user when a particular piece was
created for a special purpose. At other
times, the production only involved the
carpenter and his good sense.

The chairs in this article are like human
beings to me. Each piece has a different
style and temperament; some are expressive
while others are subtle. Each chair is a
physical expression of the carpenter’s
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