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Oriental Style Furniture There are various differences between Japanese, Korean and Northern China furniture. All of which are beautiful in their own right.

Japanese Furniture
Japanese furniture is the center of Japanese design.
Japanese antique furniture features simple designs, natural wood grains, and Japanese joinery. Traditional tansu (chests in Japanese) are the well known kaidan tansu (step chest) mizuya tansu (kitchen chest) and the sendai tansu (drawer chest). Cabinets are constructed from solid elm, gingko, or kiri wood, and are usually built in two stackable pieces. Hand-forged iron hardware and minimal ornamentation was common on drawer chests, while kitchen chests featured top and bottom extended beams.

Korean Furniture
Korean furniture use the natural features of wood, and a high level of craftsmanship. It offers both highly decorative pieces with forged hardware, and pieces, made of solid, durable, woods.
Korean furniture pieces are all of simple box design with only necessary additions. Rice Chest and the Grain Chest were found in kitchens and would be built of thick pine wood. Highly ornamental chests like the Headside Chest and the Blanket Chest. Exotic woods such as persimmon and paulownia were used for inlays on more expensive pieces.

Chinese Furniture
Chinese furniture is different from other Oriental furniture by the frequent use of lacquer coatings, hand painting, and precise carving.
Chinese pieces are usually large and heavy with minimal hardware. They are often lacquered or painted and contain some carving or relief. Buffets, Altar tables and Consoles were common and would often hold incense burners and other buddhist relics. Chairs were very ornate and came in several classic styles that would be copied with slight variations. Tables were constructed of heavy solid elm with curved and stylized legs. They were built low to the ground, as chairs were not popular and sitting on the floor was the norm.lor: #ff6600;”>Asian Antiques

Oriental Style Furniture There are various differences between Japanese, Korean and Northern China furniture. All of which are beautiful in their own right.

Japanese Furniture
Japanese furniture is the center of Japanese design.
Japanese antique furniture features simple designs, natural wood grains, and Japanese joinery. Traditional tansu (chests in Japanese) are the well known kaidan tansu (step chest) mizuya tansu (kitchen chest) and the sendai tansu (drawer chest). Cabinets are constructed from solid elm, gingko, or kiri wood, and are usually built in two stackable pieces. Hand-forged iron hardware and minimal ornamentation was common on drawer chests, while kitchen chests featured top and bottom extended beams.

Korean Furniture
Korean furniture use the natural features of wood, and a high level of craftsmanship. It offers both highly decorative pieces with forged hardware, and pieces, made of solid, durable, woods.
Korean furniture pieces are all of simple box design with only necessary additions. Rice Chest and the Grain Chest were found in kitchens and would be built of thick pine wood. Highly ornamental chests like the Headside Chest and the Blanket Chest. Exotic woods such as persimmon and paulownia were used for inlays on more expensive pieces.

Chinese Furniture
Chinese furniture is different from other Oriental furniture by the frequent use of lacquer coatings, hand painting, and precise carving.
Chinese pieces are usually large and heavy with minimal hardware. They are often lacquered or painted and contain some carving or relief. Buffets, Altar tables and Consoles were common and would often hold incense burners and other buddhist relics. Chairs were very ornate and came in several classic styles that would be copied with slight variations. Tables were constructed of heavy solid elm with curved and stylized legs. They were built low to the ground, as chairs were not popular and sitting on the floor was the norm.

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