Importing Splendor: Luxuries from China

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Explore the Peabody Essex Museum‘s superlative Chinese export art collection — the most comprehensive and celebrated collection of its kind — through nearly 30 selected works, including furniture, paintings and decorative objects. Created by Chinese artists in the 18th and 19th centuries for European and American markets, these works display a mastery of material and form that made them the most coveted luxurious items of their day.


On view through December 31, 2017. Located in the: Chinese Art, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Gallery