Ming dynasty furniture goes on sale in HK

Sotheby’s’ gallery in Hong Kong showcases rare treasures from Dr S Y Yip’s Ming-era collection.

Ming dynasty furniture goes on sale in HK

For avid collectors of Chinese antiquities, Sotheby's' display of Dr S Y Yip’s Ming-era compilation on August 14 to September 4 offers an extraordinary opportunity to preview and learn about one of China’s greatest historical crafts.

Ming dynasty furniture was made possible by imports of precious timber from Southeast Asia, featuring now-extinct hardwoods from trees such as the huanghuali and zitan.

Prized for their toughness, high strength, beautiful colour, and fine grain,...

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