Will rosewood serve as a dressing table?
Rosewood furniture was mainly popular during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, including the dressing table of course. There are many kinds of red sandalwood, and they are divided into two categories: big red sandalwood and lobular red sandalwood. But the pores and textures of big red sandalwood are not as good as lobular ones, but they are only a fraction of lobular red sandalwood. Red sandalwood growth is slow, 5 years only ring. Need more than 800 years to become useful, so there is "inch of jade money" theory. Lobular Rosewood prices since 2009 gradually rising, a recent auction held in New York in eighteenth Century, a Chinese made of red sandalwood wood, auction to $about 35000000, and by the Kansas Museum.
Oct 25, 2017
Let me give you some reference. The earliest glass mirrors in China appeared in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. They were brought by the missionaries of China from europe. The woman was made in France early modified mirror vertical hanging mirror, the mirror is 28 cm long, 20 cm wide, mirror coated copper, silver, the frame at both ends of each of a pair of pivot, bracket, turn, can hang on the wall, the next turn, can stand on the dresser. As far as I know, the mirror on the dressing table began to appear in 1920s. The dressing table in the late Qing Dynasty usually does not have a mirror.
Oct 25, 2017