Exhibitions

Moon-gate bed, about 1876

Artists in Ningbo, China
Ningpo, China
Satinwood (huang lu), other Asian woods, and ivory

Gift of Mr. Robert W. Sarnoff, 1977

Accession Number: E80259

Importing Splendor: Luxuries from China

On view June 13, 2015 to December 31, 2017

Located in the: Chinese Art, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Gallery

Explore PEM's superlative Chinese export art collection -- the most comprehensive and celebrated collection of its kind -- through nearly 30 selected works, including furniture, paintings and decorative objects. Created by Chinese artists in the 18th and 19th centuries for European and American markets, these works display a mastery of material and form that made them the most coveted luxurious items of their day.