Assembling the bed
It took seven people half a day to reassemble this bed in the Chinese Museum's level 2 gallery on 31 July 2014. It is made up of over 50 pieces made from several different kinds of wood (some from fruit trees) and lacquered. It was made using hand tools and is held together with interlocking joints. There are no screws or nails. The panels are decorated with inlaid wood and bone (possibly ivory).
From left to right: Nicholas Chin (volunteer), Sophie Couchman (Curator), Marion Parker (volunteer), Jean Chen (Collections Coordinator), Kim Tai (volunteer), Mark Wang (Deputy Chairman) and Jian Wern (volunteer).