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Do you know the 15 most common “lines” of Ming -style furniture?

Do you know the 15 most common “lines” of Ming -style furniture?

Some people say that Chinese calligraphy and Chinese painting are first of all the art of line.

If you don’t know how to appreciate the beauty of the line, you can’t appreciate calligraphy and Chinese painting.

The fun of calligraphy and Chinese painting is a kind of enjoyment of the beauty of the line.

From the charm of Chinese characters, to the exquisite artistic conception, lines, and simple and straight combinations of the gongbi, the combination of straight and straight and song interprets countless wonderful wonderful.

The Ming -style furniture that carries the aesthetic interest of the Ming Dynasty literati uses smooth lines to interpret its beauty.

The shape of Ming -style furniture has given full play to the charm of line art.

The thread is the most basic modification method in classical furniture, which has the effect of guiding the visual direction.

Although Ming -style furniture has less carvings, there are countless lines.

Because of the existence of these lines, Ming -style furniture looks smoother and not monotonous.

There are also many lines in the furniture of the Qing Dynasty, but the furniture of the Qing Dynasty attracted people’s attention to complicated carvings and ignored the existence of the thread.


The thread is a type of classical furniture decoration. It is mainly used on the “side wipe” (large edge and wiping) of the furniture.

The thread foot enhances the expression of the classical furniture shape. The exquisite thread foot compares with the thick furniture shape, which is clearly highlighting the decorative of the linear beauty.

Yang line

The yang line refers to the linear of the plane, or the raised line.

Concave line

The concave line refers to the linear of the concave plane.


The line incense line is a style of the sun line. The line shape is straight, the curvature is larger than the average yang line, and the line feels strong in the furniture.

▲ The thin line in the middle of the case leg is called [Lancao Line]

Lamp line

It is a round thin line that is named after its shape -like grass grass.

Generally used in the middle of the leg surface of the small table, because it penetrates the whole leg, also known as the line, it is often used two or three side by side.

Belt line

Refers to a relatively flat but wide yang line, because it is named after the leather bars used on a carriage, the narrower is called the leather line.

Sword edge

The middle is height, and the sides are obliquely, like the sword back of the sword. It is often used on the tube of the furniture such as chairs, stools, tables and other furniture. It is a very common thread.


It refers to a linear on both sides and recessed in the middle.


Refers to a raised sun line along the edge of the desktop, because its role is to stop the wine and prevent the wine from flowing down the desktop.

Sky disk

Similar to the water block, but the position is not the edge, and the inner edge of the facial frame is common on the furniture surface with smaller facial frames in coffee tables and flowers.

Melon edge

The legs and feet of the tables and cabinets in the furniture of the Ming Dynasty are usually rough. Generally, it is used to make a threaded foot on the edge of the valve, which is commonly referred to as a melon edge.

The legs and feet of furniture such as the “one -legged three teeth” table and “round corner cabinet” are used.

Sesame stalk

Refers to the threaded foot composed of two depressed lines (inner concave arcs), because the shape is named like sesame stalks.

Bamboo round

A kind of raised thread.


Refers to the linear of a square or rectangular material on the edge of the edge.

Chopped bamboo

Refers to a arc -shaped face like a bamboo slice.

Civil and military line

Refers to two lines: one mud (outer convex), one depression (inner concave).

The language of the thread foot has almost become one of the essential elements of the furniture shape of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The furniture is exquisite or rough, concise or complicated, high -winded or dim, and often comes out of the line. , Between one width and one narrow, one fat and one thin.

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