Classical Chinese furniture is commonly referred to as a variety of pieces from the late fourteenth century to the early twentieth century during the Ming and Qing dynasties. This includes Chinese chairs, tables, cabinets, bed frames, and other furnishings of home settings usage.
Coromandel screens, ebony folding screens, which have panels of flared black lacquer, are often painted in gold or other colors and are often decorated with jade and other shells or porcelain. Most of these 12-leaf screens were quite large. Scenes of Chinese life or landscapes were common, but European hunting or sea scenes were also famous. During the Kang Dynasty of the Qing Dynasty, these screens were made in northern or central China; they were shipped to Europe in the late 17th and early 18th centuries by traders of English and French East India companies. Dutch merchants also borrowed these screens from Bantam in Java, and in early accounts, they were repeatedly referred to as Bantam screens and Coromandel screens. In the 18th century, many imported screens were cut to make panels for various types of cabinet furniture.
Antique Chinese chairs in the modern Western interior are surprisingly home. It has graceful proportions and a slender silhouette; Ming and Qing dynasties' yoke back chairs offer an elegant way to bring a historical piece to the home. The attractive design and slender elegance were especially appealing to the Ming Dynasty elite. The most modern aspect of the chair is its wide centre-back splat, which influenced the western furniture of the Queen Anne era. The chair is usually seen in the shape of its round or horseshoe-back. They were famous in the late Ming and early Qing dynasties around the 16th and 17th centuries and favored by contemporary interiors. The traditional Chinese yoke-back chair is also known as the official hat chair, and the lamp hanger chair has been around since the 11th century.
Rich in culture, history and folklore, Chinese carpets incorporate rug designs that have never been seen before. Dragons, local art and decorative items are almost always a trademark of their manufactures. Some of the symbols used in Chinese carpets have Taoist and Buddhist religious origins. Some of these early carpets had the same pattern painted on porcelain and other Chinese art. These carpets were displayed in the royal courts in their time. They were usually made of wool and fine silk while depicting Asian flowers and birds in rich, bold colors, such as magenta, turquoise, emerald and ruby. Equivalent to luxury, the wool carpet becomes a modern carpet in home decoration, hospitality, and house building. As a fiber, wool can withstand pressure; it has a beautiful aesthetic and excellent appearance retention properties.
Whether banquet or informal family dinner, Chinese food is served at a table that looks very different from the European dining style, the Chinese love for beauty and symmetry, and the practical utility of the various eating utensils, bowls and plates create a pleasant harmony on a well-arranged table, indicating the complex tastes and dishes to come. The Chinese prefer round dining tables because more people can sit around this table. A round table allows people to eat each other's food without distinction. In other words, when one is sitting at a round table, everyone is equal, regardless of their status and wealth.