Chinese ink painting
As if sketched with the fine brushstrokes of ink, lifelike bird and flower motives draw colour and form from Chinese art and from nature itself.
In the hollows
Light and lace-like, hollow carving patterns in wood or metal create a winking game, as if playing with a mysterious, shape-shifting veil.
Simply finished, engraved, or dusted with a smattering of fine gold and silver, Chinese lacquer instantly lifts any room with polished luxury.
Text by Kate Missine