By David Yeo
Date : Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Time : 5.30pm-6.30pm
Venue : George Town World Heritage Inc.,
116 & 118, Lebuh Acheh, 10200 Penang
Language : English
Straits Chinese furniture is a fusion of Chinese sophistication, ornateness, and early 19th century English dignity and decorum.
Isolated from mainland China and England , it developed its own style, uniqueness and uses. The quality of each individually handmade piece is typically of the highest standards.
Even though most of the furniture pieces are more than a century old, many are still structurally sound and are still in daily use. The survival and durability of the furniture attest to the prudent selection of the material, and the high craftsmanship standard and skill.
The talk will include discourse on different types of wood used and reason for their usage, furniture joinery, and old furniture finishes.
It will also include pointers on maintenance of old furniture, and how to differentiate old and newly reproduced pieces.
About the speaker:
David Yeo is an antique furniture collector, dealer and restorer. He has forty years’ experience in building construction industry. Yeo is active in conservation of old and heritage buildings. He also gives talks on heritage building conservation subject matters.
Kopi Conversations are free and all are welcomed, but do let us know if you’re coming in order for us to have enough seats, snacks and coffee.