Simple, elegant and practical, Ming dynasty furniture blends natural materials and expert design craft and is considered some of the finest furniture in China.
In this illustrated talk, renowned local Ming furniture expert and collector Dr Yip Shing-yiu offers insight into the artistry of common styles and designs. He also explores structure and texture, the types of wood used, and the elaborate development of Ming mortise and tenon joints.
29 May 2019 (Wednesday)
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Seminar Hall, 2/F, Xiqu Centre
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first come, first served basis. Please register online in advance.
Please contact Ms. Chan at (852) 2200 0812 or firstname.lastname@example.org during office hours.
Cantonese audio description and Hong Kong sign language interpretation are available upon request with at least 14 days’ advance notice. Wheelchair accessible seats and companion seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Please request with at least 4 days’ advance notice.
Adverse Weather Arrangements:
The talk will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force at/after 3:30pm on the day of the event.
Yip Shing-yiu graduated from the Hong Kong University Faculty of Medicine, and is one of Hong Kong’s most renowned collectors of Ming furniture.
After working in the USA, Yip Shing-yiu returned to practice in Hong Kong in 1965. Influenced by his uncle, he became interested in antiques, and in 1975 he inherited his uncle’s collection of ancient jade and calligraphy.
In 1988, Yip Shing-yiu started studying and collecting Ming furniture, acquiring 68 collection in just three years and was one the world’s most prolific collector at that time. His collection previously numbered 200 pieces, and he currently has more than 100.