Asian antique furniture dates back to thousands of years and is a beautiful and unique piece of art. The beauty and craftsmanship of Classical Chinese Furniture over time has attracted admirers not only from the East and West but from all corners of the earth. rarity and value often depend on age, wood type, construction and wood arrangement. If you are looking for rare items of Asian antique furniture then one has to be willing to do some research and perhaps find out a bit about the history of the various types and their use. Many pieces have been discovered in China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam and many more parts of Asia.
As Chinese coins were a legal tender in 14 Darius Dynasty, Chinese furniture was also measured by the size of the coin. Generally the size was between five and ten inches in height and width. A good number of coins have been excavated from tomb of Han Dynasty’s female empress. These finds show that during the period of Yin Dynasty (ittle early 20th Century), the fashionable use of asian antique furniture really took off. This can be seen in the style and elegance of Chinese furniture in that period.
Oriental furniture was introduced to the western world in the 19th century by German Nationalist. During this period many dealers of oriental furniture set up shop in America. Oriental furniture in America has been famous ever since as many people may find it hard to resist its elegant design and craftsmanship. Those who may find it difficult to resist may find it even more difficult to resist the temptation of purchase any oriental furniture they may find in the auctions held by such dealers.
The first asian furniture to catch the fancy of Americans were the so called gothic furniture or asian chairs and tables. They have a unique style of their own which might be different from the look of oriental furniture. Some of these chinese chairs and tables were imported directly from China. Today you can easily find them at any Asian Furniture auction .
It is a fact that the Oriental furniture brands of today are far different from those of yesterday. Back then, the name given to the Chinese furniture brands was Pinyin. Today the name of the brand is much different. Many Chinese furniture brands are now identified by their manufacturer’s name or by their trademark logo. In addition to the names of the manufacturers, one may find the logos of well known brands of oriental furniture.
The style and design concept of Chinese antique furniture has undergone several changes over the years. In addition to the different styles and designs, the materials used for making these antique pieces have also changed many times. For instance, back in the day, the most commonly used materials for making furniture from Asia were wood and lacquer. Wooden furniture were mostly preferred over the lacquer variety since it retained its color much longer than the lacquer counterpart.
Nowadays, the most popular material used in making the Asian antique chairs and tables is metal. Many antique furniture manufacturers prefer using wrought iron since it has a more contemporary look. Wrought iron has a distinct aged look to it. If the wrought iron has an “aged” appearance to it, then it may not be as new as you think it is. Metal that is highly polished also looks old.
Perhaps one of the most common types of Asian antique furniture is the drexel asian chair. These chairs are actually quite common. In fact, you may see a lot of drexel asian cabinets in your office. A standard drexel asian chair design features an extended seat with three to four armrests. There are some more elaborate models with additional built-in cabinet drawers and/or storage facilities. You can find them at any auctions who have Asian Furniture for Sale.