Series: Appreciating Beijing Cultural Relics

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Ming Qing jia ju = Furniture of the Ming and Qing dynasties
元代瓷器 = Porcelains of the Yuan dynasty by 《北京文物鉴赏》编委会
商周青铜器 = Bronzes of the Shang and Zhou dynasties by Ruixiu Cheng
明清家具. = Furniture of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Vol. 2 by Xiao Tian
明清水陆画 Paintings for water-and-land service of the Ming and Qing dynasties by 《北京文物鉴赏》编委会编
明清金银首饰 = Ornament of the Ming and Qing dynasties by XUE JIE

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