18th Century Chinese brush pot

This little pot is made from bamboo and is a brush pot.
It is one of the objects from ‘the scholar’s table’. If you were a Chinese scholar in the middle of the 18th Century – or even the 19th Century – you would have a table, and on it Read more

What is Treen?

Treen is a generic name for small handmade functional household objects made of wood. This makes it distinct from furniture such as chairs, and cabinetry, such as clocks and cupboards. Domestic and agricultural wooden tools are usually classed with treen.
Anything from wooden plates and bowls, snuff boxes and needle Read more