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Huanghuali Furniture Finds Spot in Museum
Huanghuali wood furniture has long had its fans. Collectors have prized its color, its scent and its distinctive grain—not to mention the simple elegance of the designs crafted by Chinese artisans.
But now it’s finally getting a seat at the big table, so to speak, being recognized by the National Museum of China as worthy of a bit more attention with its own display alongside the museum’s more celebrated ancient bronze ware, paintings and porcelain.
A special exhibit with about 100 furniture pieces gathered from the museum’s own collection and elsewhere around China opened in September and is likely to be on view for well into the new year, according to museum officials.
“We started work on this exhibit in 2005,” said Xie Xiaoquan, director of the collection department of the National Museum. “We thought people should know a little more about this part of our culture.”
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Source: The Wall Street Journal