Chinese Domestic Furniture by Gustav Ecke

Chinese classical furniture in the Ming style demonstrates some very interesting solutions to typical problems, some fascinating joinery and some timeless elegance in design. I found this book to be a great “read” – its got very little text but lots of inspiration. Upon reading it’s easy to see why this is considered one of the seminal works in this style of furniture. It only has around 40 pages of text which set the scene for the book, but the detail on the plates and the inclusion of measured drawings makes this a great acquisition.