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Ming furniture exhibition opens in Beijing

A new exhibition is held in Beijing Today Art Museum, the exhibition offers a rare chance to see the ancient Ming craftsmanship, which is known for the simple elegance. During the exhibition visitors will find a number of precious Ming woodworks from armchairs, tables to the special designed cabinet and folding wood screens.

Most surviving Ming-style furniture was made of the huanghuali wood, which belongs to the rosewood family. The tree grows slowly. Its wood is strong and heavy, featuring a surface of natural polish and refined colors. It presents distinctive levels and vivid, smooth textures after being waxed.