On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 218

The calligraphy by the two leading talents of Suzhou, Zhu Yunming (1461–1527) and Wen Zhengming (1470–1559), imparts a literary
and aesthetic dimension to these functional objects.

Armchair, Purple sandalwood (zitan), China

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