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Eskenazi to Show Chinese Huanghuali Furniture During 14th Asian Art in London

LONDON.- A superb private collection of Chinese furniture, all made of the South-east Asian hardwood that has come to be known as huanghuali, will be exhibited at Eskenazi, one of the world’s leading dealers in Chinese works of art, at 10 Clifford Street, London W1, from Thursday 3 to Friday 25 November 2011. The exhibition will coincide with the 14th staging of Asian Art in London which takes place from 3 to 12 November 2011, an annual event that unites London’s Asian art dealers, major auction houses and societies in a series of selling exhibitions, auctions, receptions, lectures and seminars that attract visitors from around the world. The history of Chinese furniture dates back some two and a half thousand years, the designs gradually evolving over the centuries and reaching their apex in the late Ming and early Qing dynasties, c. 1600-1700, the classic period from which come all the pieces in the Eskenazi e