Re: [MedievalSawdust] chinese wood
When I saw the original message I didn't think about some resources I
can tap. I know both an expert in Chinese antiquities and some Chinese
immigrants. The former will probably be more useful than the latter.
I will share any information I acquire.
--- James Winkler <jrwinkler@...> wrote:
> >> Does anyone know where I can find out what types of wood were usedhttp://www.shanghaimuseum.net/cn/index.asp<http://www.shanghaimuseum.net/cn/index.asp>
> China between 600 c.e. and 1599 c.e.? I have looked and looked
> museum collections and all they say are laquered wood. They never say
> what type of wood. I can't find any articles or other information.
> Any help in finding resources on this would be appreciated greatly.
> Stephanie Lilburn
> aka Stephanie Smith, Ph.D. <<
> Well... ummm... errr... POSSIBLY. I have a couple of rather fabulous
> books on Chinese furniture. The really, really nice one was
> purchased at the Shanghai Museum. The problem is... they're written
> ONLY in Chinese... go figure. I'm thinkin'
> So... the books may well hold the answer to your query... but its
> beyond me to extract it. Anybody out there translate Chinese to
> will get ya' there... English option available. I'd suggest__________________________________________________
> dropping them an e-mail.
> One reference from the above site is "huanghuali wood"... this link
> takes you to another site that talks a little about it...
> .. another referenced wood is "zitan wood"...
> http://www.wctg.net/zitan.html<http://www.wctg.net/zitan.html> ...
> this tells a bit about it...
> I've heard "rosewood" and "sandelwood"... no first hand knowledge...
> Hummm... great question... may have to do some more diggin'
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