Xijin Hall Ming and Qing Dynasties Furniture Exhibition

Xijin Hall Ming and Qing Dynasties Furniture Exhibition

 

Period: from Aug. 20th, 2008 to the present
Place: Xijin Hall
Main Sponsor: Prince Kung’s Mansion of the Ministry of Culture of China
Planning: Prince Kung’s Mansion of the Ministry of Culture of China

 

Located in the rear yard of the Prince Kung’s Mansion west complex, Xijin Hall is a main hall with seven open rooms and corridors in the front and back. In the center of the Hall, three open rooms are a lobby. Two-storied holy buildings lie on the east, west and north sides, with delicately carved nanmu screens decorated on the top and bottom. Floor inside the Hall is paved with square-patterned composite stone which is rarely seen even in Qing Dynasty’s Forbidden City. Xijin Hall is one of the most distinctive halls in the Prince Kung’s Mansion. It was built under Heshen period, and one of the twenty accusations against Heshen that he built a nanmu-made building to imitate the Palace of Peace and Longevity in the Forbidden City is this hall. In Prince Kung period, it is a place for Prince Kung to study, be away from hot summer and collect antiques. This exhibition mainly exhibits nanmu-made screens left in Heshen period and other Ming and Qing Dynasties furniture for which we use hall’s space.

Xijin Hall Ming and Qing Dynasties Furniture Exhibition

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