Nov 25 2022
Shoukang Palace (Palace of Longevity and Health) is located in the Palace Museum in Beijing. It was built in 1735 by Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty for his mother Empress Dowager Chongqing after he succeeded to the throne. In this video, Mr. Zhou Jingnan, a researcher of the Palace Museum, led us to visit Shoukang Palace to learn about its history, organic system, palace style and furniture display. He especially introduced a set of Red sandalwood screen and throne integrating carving, bamboo filament inlaying, tapestry and One-hundred-treasure inlay and other skills. At the Back hall, a large Huanghuali wood cabinet, 2.9 meters high and 1.76 meters wide with dragon carving was also explained in detail. Through this visit, we can feel the profundity of traditional Chinese furniture and the perfection of the ancient Chinese furniture making skills.