It takes a gifted artist to become a great teacher and those who dare to teach never cease to learn.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The woods of 18th & 19th Century Chinese Furniture
By Carol Goldstein, Ph.D
The Qing dynasty (1644-1911) was the last imperial dynasty and the one from which the vast majority of furniture still available originates. However, the study of Chinese furniture and therefore the material from which it was made, is relatively recent. The materials used were not well documented and there is widespread variance in much of the information available. To say that opinions differ among botanists and connoisseurs regarding the identification of these woods is a gross understatement. The materials used for constructing furniture in today’s
and their current classification will be included in the presentation. China
Dr. Carol Goldstein was born and raised in
New York City, she moved to Denver in 1972 to earn a Masters degree and a Ph.D. from the . In 1988, Carol and her husband moved to University of Colorado Hong Kong where they lived, worked, traveled and most importantly, engaged in serious collecting of antique Chinese furniture and accessories for 10 years. Her home is filled with various collections ranging from antique Caucasian rugs, Neolithic pottery and antique Chinese furniture to contemporary art. In addition to her academic teaching activities, Carol has been active with the Asian Art Association of the DAM since returning from Hong Kong and currently serves as the Association’s immediate past president.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Denver Botanic Gardens – Mitchell Hall
6:30 – 8 p.m.