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The First Exhibition of Old Beijing City Northwest Corner Tower made of Red Sandalwood on 2019 Beijing·China Art International Fair

Pubdate:2019-11-28

    The grand opening ceremony of 2019 Beijing·China Art International Fair was held on 27th Nov. in the National Agriculture Exhibition Center. A total of approximately 70 antique dealers, auction firms, museums, state-owned antique stores and art agencies from districts and countries such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Taiwan, Hongkong, Finland, Pakistan, India participated the exhibition with exhibits covering furniture, porcelain , jade, Buddhist statues, antique jewelries, etc.

 

 

   

    It is the third time that China Red Sandalwood Museum has been invited to attend the Beijing China Art International Fair and the exhibit displayed is Old Beijing City Northwest Corner Tower made of Red Sandalwood and this is its first appearance to the public. The length, width and height of the northwest corner tower is 8.2m, 8.2m and 3.8m repetitively with a total weight of 6T. The red sandalwood corner tower was made by the curator of China Red Sandalwood Museum, Madam Chan Laiwa, who personally organized experts from the Palace Museum and tens of senior craftsmen, after times of measurements on site, finished the fabrication of mortise-and-tenon structured corner towers with precious red sandalwood at the ratio of 1:10.

 

   

 

    The model of Old Beijing City Corner Tower is fabricated according to the structure of the original architecture and it vividly represented the chrisma of the Old Beijing City Gates. All parts of the corner tower are perfectly fit and can be dismantled freely. No nail is used on this model and the exquisite workmanship can be reflected at each part and every detail of the corner tower, which makes it a real work of art with high artistic value and collection value.

 

 

   

    With the exhibition of the corner tower, the audiences can appreciate the beauty of the ancient Chinese architecture and woodcarving technique at a closer distance. Madam Chan Laiwa sincerely hopes that the beauty of Chinese culture and art can be understood and appreciated by more people and the traditional Chinese culture can be loved by more people as well. The display of the Old Beijing City Gates Corner Tower with Red Sandalwood material at 2019 Beijing·China Art International Fair  aims to left a memorial and guidepost for the younger generations to inherit the workmanship and dedication of the ancestors and make it to be the foundation of the traditional Chinese culture.

 

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