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Straits Chinese Furniture

By Wing Meng Ho

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Product Details

Binding Type : Hard Cover
Language : English
Publisher : TIMES
ISBN10 : 9812040927
ISBN13 : 9789812040923

Straits Chinese furniture is a fusion of Chinese Qing dynasty ornateness and early 19th-century English dignity and decorum. Isolated from Chinese trends as well as European fashions, it developed its own style and uses in the Straits Settlements of Singapore, Malacca and Penang. This book traces the origins and characteristics of Stratis Chinese furniture and gives us pointers on how to date old furniture from their ornamentation and patina. In 100 stunning photographs, it presents the former Baba couches, tables, chairs, cupboards, writing desks and beds as they are used today by their present owners.


Straits Chinese furniture is a fusion of Chinese Qing dynasty ornateness and early 19th-century English dignity and decorum. Isolated from Chinese trends as well as European fashions, it developed its own style and uses in the Straits Settlements of Singapore, Malacca and Penang. This book traces the origins and characteristics of Stratis Chinese furniture and gives us pointers on how to date old furniture from their ornamentation and patina. In 100 stunning photographs, it presents the former Baba couches, tables, chairs, cupboards, writing desks and beds as they are used today by their present owners.