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Old World Elegance Takes The Design World By Storm

Mar 19, 2008
Interior design in the United States changes with the trends, but Old World elegance seems to be here to stay. One of the hottest trends in interior design is the majestic simplicity of authentic Chinese furniture. Some of the most cherished Chinese furniture is inspired by the Ming dynasty era and Tealan's custom gallery is filled with elegant, graceful pieces that depict that era in history.

The Ming dynasty reigned in China from 1368-1644. The furniture that bears the name, however, refers to the furniture that was built after the Ming dynasty, from 1644 - 1911. The Ming dynasty furniture gets its beauty from its simple lines and unique structures.

During this time in history, those in the upper class circles considered fancy decorative ornamentation vulgar and such opulence was minimal in the furniture of the era. Mainly the ruling class of citizenry owned most of the classical furniture of the time. Great education was the key to obtaining a job within the government and one of the great benefits of working for the ruling powers was the immense wealth that came with these positions. Owning an abundance of beautiful household furnishings was a symbol of this status and power. As the merchant class began to grow wealthy, the demand for this stunning furniture grew. Individuals become personally involved in the design of the furniture they purchased and often had pieces custom made. Often, the buyer rather than the woodworker created the design of the furniture they ordered, so each piece has unique lines and beauty.

Western collectors have been acquiring Ming dynasty furniture since the 18th century, but there has been a renewed interest from American dealers since the 20th century. The classical furniture of this period has been a prevailing interest of interior designers since the 1990s. This exquisitely functional furniture is as much at home in contemporary American décor as it was in the homes of the Old World Chinese elite who first commissioned it. The clean lines and rich finishes will enhance any room in your home.

The furniture style from the Ming dynasty is known and appreciated for its gently curved lines and simple elegance. No mater what your home décor is now, you will find a piece within out collection that will complement your home. Whether you are hunting for just the right table or perhaps a sideboard or trunk, you will find it in our gallery at a price that will pleasantly surprise you.

At http://Tealan.com, you will find an extensive collection of both antique Chinese furniture and custom classical Chinese furniture. Our impressive gallery of treasures inspired by the Ming dynasty style features excellent photography that captures the true beauty of our furniture that is constructed from authentic reclaimed elm wood from China. Every piece of our furniture is handcrafted in Shanghai by master artisans with generations of skill and technique. This meticulous attention to detail results in reproductions of antique Chinese furniture that is the highest quality you can find. Our designers are happy to work with you to create the masterpiece you deserve. Our desire is to help you find the perfect piece for your interior designing needs and we are happy to answer all of your questions about our products. We are confident that we can help you find the perfect furniture and accessories for your home or business.
About the Author
Robin White, Design Consultant, invites you to experience the simple elegance of http://www.tealan.com . Fine furniture and architectural elements cross the boundaries of time, fitting beautifully into any space.
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