Craft > China > The Story of Wood - Wooden Artworks Reflecting Dream of the Red Chamber (China)

 Jan 29 2023  

Zhenbei Art Gallery is located in Dongcheng District, Beijing, and there’re 73 pieces of "Dream of Red Chamber" themed furniture collected in the Gallery. These works are all made of precious wood such as old Suanzhi and red sandalwood. Four handicraft masters in the Asia-Pacific region, Lu Guangzheng, Feng Wentu, Gao Gongbo, and Lin Xueshan served as consultants while 120 craftsmen took 12 years to hand-carve all furniture. There are more than 16,000 characters in "Dream of Red Chamber" being carved on the furniture, and the total frame of carvings is nearly 600 square meters. The whole set of works are made of precious and exquisite materials, rigorous mortise-and-tenon structure, and excellent craftsmanship. Currently, this series of works has been included in the Guinness Book of World Records. These unique "Dream of Red Chamber" themed works not only reflect the extensive and profound Chinese traditional culture, but also a perfect interpretation of the "craftsmanship.” Mr. Qiu Ganqing, the owner of Zhenbei Art Gallery, hopes that people can concentrate on creation, create masterpieces handed down from generation to generation, and jointly inherit and carry forward China's excellent traditional culture through learning and visiting these fine arts.