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Chinese classical furniture

Desheng Hu

Chinese classical furniture

the essential illustrated guide for collectors

by Desheng Hu

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Published by Readers Digest Association in Pleasantville, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Furniture -- China -- Collectors and collecting

  • Edition Notes

    StatementHu Desheng and Song Yongji.
    ContributionsSong, Yongji, 1966-, Reader"s Digest Association.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNK2668 .H785 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22501144M
    ISBN 109781606520017
    LC Control Number2008036641


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