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Gustav Ecke

Born: Jun 13, 1896

Death: Dec 17, 1971

Profession: Academician

Nationality: Germany

Gustav Ecke

Date of Birth : Jun 13, 1896
Date of Death : Dec 17, 1971

Gustav Emil Wilhelm Ecke was a German and later American historian of art best known for his book Chinese Domestic Furniture, first published in wartime China in 1944. The book presented the aesthetic of a neglected art form for scholars and connoisseurs and described the techniques of construction for cabinet-makers. It was the first book in any language on Chinese classic hardwood furniture.


  • Academician
  • Art Historian

Also known as

  • Gustav Emil Wilhelm Ecke
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