Why Chinese Classical Furniture Is So Expensive?
Chinese classical furniture, especially furniture of Ming and Qing Dynasties, as high-value and high-risk objects of investment, is pursued and admired by the high-income pursuer. A rosewood Arhat bed with passionflower and bogu patterns of Qianlong period in the Qing Dynasty was sold at China Guardian Spring Auction for RMB 32,480,000, setting a world price record for Chinese classical furniture.
l furniture of the Ming and Qing Dynasties which is worth tens of millions of RMB is excellent in workmanship and embodies magnificence of Chinese culture.
l Classical furniture is made all by hand with exquisite tools bit by bit.
l All parts, from the embryonic form to the finished product, are born from the manual assembly line of craftsmen.
l The hand-crafted patterns beat those made by machinery in smoothness and delicacy.
l Different woods have respective characteristics and require different techniques.
l When its general appearance shows, classical furniture still needs to be polished to be gentler.
l Classical furniture is painted with self-prepared paint flakes. It is completely natural and pollution-free.
l There are meticulous differences in the polishing of different parts.
l Chinese classical furniture made of well-chosen materials, if completely hand made, would take the workers a month or even 1-2 years, and the price is not affordable for common people.
Zitan wood.Qing Dynasty. Length 170 cm. Width 76 cm. Height 218 cm.