The present group of furniture was made in Hong Kong by a skilled craftsman whose familiarity with Ming and Qing dynasty classical hardwood furniture is evident in these miniature examples. For many of the present forms, the artist took direct inspiration from examples held by the renowned Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture that were sold at Christie’s New York, 19th September, 1996. Many of the original forms that served as models are illustrated in Wang Shixiang and Curtis Evarts, Masterpieces from the Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture, Hong Kong, 1995 including the Six-Post Canopy Bed , pl. 11; the Zitan Southern Official’s Hat Armchair, pl. 31; the Towel Rack and Washbasin Stand, pl 81; the Clothes Rack, pl. 80 (now in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts); the Incense Stand, pl. 75; and the Marble Panel Inset Standing Screen, pl. 72 (now in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts).