Exquisite and diverse range!
Lhayward Collection, based in Newcastle ,Australia, has developed a reputation as a leading antique dealer specialising in the sale of fine antique furniture, period decorative objects, paintings and sculpture.
You can enjoy the highest levels of expertise at Lhayward Collection’s, as the team have a real passion for antiques and experience and knowledge second to none. Lhayward Collection ’s is a WA owned and operated business, boasting an established reputation and an extensive satisfied client list. Customers come from near and far for the range, quality and diversity of these prized antiques.
Lhayward Collection has deal with Chinese antique furniture and other chinese arts and antique for many years. Currently we import one container furniture every month average. Many customers know us very well specially in Sydney for our execellent customer service and top quality furniture we provided.
Our shop was originally opened in Mosman, Sydney Australia. In order to present best customer service we moved to Newcastle Australia in which we can have much more room to host more furniture in stock. At present we have 1500square meters of warehouse of the chinese antique
furniture from all over China including Tibet , Mongolia etc. We have many kinds chinese antiques and some of them is very rare now even in China. Lhayward Collection is the best place to find the Chinese Antique Furniture without going to Asian countries which will save your money and time from buying from overseas.
All antique items of our shop are only imported after our carefully selecting. All furniture are have the traditional chinese or asian oriental style. Some of antiqute items are few hundred years old. In addition we accept the customers’ special order and assure top quality.
Some antique furniture in our shop are collected and restored from antique chinese furniture pieces throughout China using state of art restoration techniques to supply anthentic chinese antique furniture with nice clean restoration.
Lhayward Collection has plenty of chinese antique furniture & chinese antiques in stock ready for your selection & purchasing.
We would like to deal with individual buyer or furniture importers , wholesalers , shop owners , antiques collectors & chain stores buyers .
About Classical Chinese Antique Furniture
The chinese antique furnifure of the Ming and Qing dynasties is of exquisite design,unique workmanship and coreful carving. It has been the rare treasure and one of the most splendid parts of Oriental culture.
Unseperated from the culture and history, classical art gives us endless reverie, Chinese classical furniture, with the mark of the traditional Enstern civilization, conveys the information of our splendid history and the oriental concept of steadiness, solemness and glory.
The chiese antique furniture styles of Ming and Qing dynasties are particularly unique for their elegance and delicacy. The Ming style antique chinese furniture has been considerd as the model of Chinese furniture, with its craftsmanship exquisite, its looks elegantly simple, the lines simplified and smooth, the mortise and tenon firm and the construction resonable, Craftsmen of the Qing dynasty inherited the charm of the Ming style, added a lot into it and created a new style. Modern society witnesses the growing temptation of truth and nature.
Classical Chinese furniture developed from ancient times. Fine lacquered wooden furniture had already appeared as early as the Han Dynasty. In the Northern and Southern Dynasties, the Chinese began to change the habit of kneeling or sitting cross-legged on a platform to sitting with legs pendant on a stool. This gave rise to furniture of level height. The technically structured and multi-decorated Song furniture laid the foundation for the further development and perfection of Ming and Qing furniture. Classical furniture reached its zenith in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Each age was marked by its own distinctive artistic style.
Ming furniture is characterized by a simple and elegant structure with fluent lines and appealing proportions. Qing furniture in contrast is larger and more imposing with elaborate carving and inlaid decoration. These two types of furniture differed greatly in style but each reached a high level of artistic success and can claim a place in the history of world furniture