柯惕思



柯惕思(中文名拜受于北京王世襄先生, 意含 "清晰思辨")目前旅居上海, 独立从事中国古董家具领域的研究和顾问工作。

任职于美国加州“中国古典家具博物馆”馆长(1990-1996)期间 , 柯惕思密切参与策划世上最大的中国古典硬木家具收藏之一。

身为加州“中国古典家具协会期刊”编辑(1990-1994) 的期间, 他深入不少中国家具技术层面的议题研究和论文报告. 与莎拉韩德尔博士, 安思远先生, 王世襄先生等人互相切磋, 共同为中国古典家具的文化和艺术传承效棉薄之力。

1997年, 他决定迁移到台北, 继续他个人独立研究和著作, 凭着个人的爱好和热诚, 以一己之力持续不断地提供滋养的资源灌溉中国古典家具园地. 在台六年期间, 有幸协助国立历史博物馆顾问策划台湾有史以来首次明清古典家具收藏展-风华再现, 掀起岛内外爱好者的交流热潮, 也起到中国文化教育熏陶的作用。

柯先生与世界各地收藏中国古董家具的博物馆, 国内外私人收藏家, 学者, 行家和国际拍卖行(苏富比和嘉士得)多有接触交流及顾问, 再加上自己勤奋考据国内外史料和探访实物, 累积深厚的经验和资讯, 除了著书写专刊, 演讲, 认证, 鉴定, 也默默耕耘他一手创立的国际性中国古典家具网站 www.chinese-furniture.com, 以学术交流和文化艺术熏陶为主, 商务服务为辅。

书写专刊
1990
"Integrity and Joinery in Chinese Furniture." Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society 1:1 (Winter 1990), pp. 11-13.
1991
"Continuous Horseshoe Arms And Half-Lapped Pressure-Peg Joins." Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society 1:2 (Spring 1991), pp. 14-18.

"The Development of the Waisted Form and Variations in Its Joinery." Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society 1:3 (Summer 1991), 36-45.

"The Association of Classical Chinese Furniture in Beijing." Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society 1:3 (Summer 1991), 19-20.

"A Pair of Zitan Southern Official's Hat Armchairs." Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society 1:4 (Autumn 1991), pp. 4-9.
1992
"A Report on the First International Symposium on Chinese Ming Domestic Furniture." Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society 2:1 (Winter 1991), pp. 22-27.

"Recent Acquisition and Projects of the Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture." Orientations January 1992, pp. 86-89.

"The Nature and Characteristics of Wood and Related Observations of Chinese Hardwood Furniture." Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society 2:2 (Spring 1992), pp. 28-41.

"Simplicity and Integrity Reflected in the Anatomy of a Masterpiece". Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society2:3 (Summer 92), pp. 4-12.

"The Piccus Collection of Classical Chinese Furniture." Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society 2:4 (Autumn 1992), pp. 4-25.

"The Symposium in Memory of the Ninetieth Anniversary of Yang Yao." Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society 2:4 (Autumn 1992), pp. 64-67.
1993
"The San Francisco Symposium on Classical Chinese Wood Furniture." Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society 3:1 (Winter 1992), pp. 4-8.

"The Art of Joinery: A Manifold Expression." Orientations January 1993, pp. 53-57.

"From Ornate to Unadorned: A Study of a Group of Yokeback Chairs." Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society 3:2 (Spring 1993), pp. 24-33.

"Furniture in the Novel Jin Ping Mei: A Comparison of Seventeenth- and Eighteenth Century Illustrations." Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society 3:4 (Autumn 1993), pp. 21-45.
1994
"The 'Classic of Lu Ban' and Classical Chinese Furniture." Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society3:1 (Winter 1993), pp. 33-44.

"Ornamental Stone Panels and Chinese Furniture." Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society 4:2 (Spring 1994), pp. 4-26.

"Uniting Elegance and Utility: Metal Mounts on Chinese Furniture". Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society 3:4 (Summer 94). pp. 27-47.

"The Enigmatic Coffer". Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society, 4:4 (Autumn 1994), pp. 29-44.

"Chinese Woodworking Tools," Unpublished article.
1995
"Best of the Best: An Exhibition of Ming Furniture from Private Collections." Arts of Asia, Hong Kong, 135-141.

Masterpieces from the Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture. San Francisco: Tenth Union, 1995
1996
"The Furniture Maker and the Woodworking Traditions of China." Catalogue essay in Beyond the Screen: Chinese Furniture of the 16th and 17th Centuries. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 1996. pp. 53-76.
1997
"China". Encyclopedia of Interior Design. London: Fitzroy Dearborn: 1997, 252-261.

"Classical Chinese Furniture from The Jingguangtang Collection ". The Jingguangtang Collection, Part II. Christie's New York, #8606, March 20, 1997, pp. 26-29.

"Legends on a Bicycle." Home Furniture no. 12 (August/September 1997), p. 82.
1998
Catalogue entries and essay "Traditional Chinese Furniture. From Sumptuous Palaces to Courtyard Dwellings." in Classical and Vernacular Chinese Furniture in the Living Environment. Hong Kong: Yungmingtang, 1998, pp. 23-33, 97-171.
 
"In Pursuit of Elegance and Majesty: Traditional Living Spaces of the Elite in Late Imperial China". From Elegant Mansions: Fine Classical Chinese Furniture and Works of Art. Christie's New York, #8972, September 16, 1998, pp. 14-17.
1999
Catalogue entries and essay "Literary Mind and Carving of Dragons" in Spendour of Style: Classical Chinese Furniture from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Taipei: National Museum of History, 1999, pp. 21-32, 62-210.

C. L. Ma Collection: Traditional Chinese Furniture from the Greater Shanxi Region. Hong Kong: C. L. Ma Furniture, 1999.
2000
"New Directions in Chinese Furniture Connoisseurship. Early Traditional Furniture" Orientations January 2000. pp. 50-57.
 
A Leisurely Pursuit: Splendid Hardwood Antiquities from the Liang Yi Collection. Hong Kong, 2000.
2002
"Dating and Attribution: Questions of Revelations from Inscribed Works of Chinese Furniture". Orientations 33:1 (January 2002). pp. 32-39.
2003
"Splendor of Chinese Classical Furniture: Highlights from the Gangolf Geis Collection". The Gangolf Geis Collection of Fine Classical Chinese Furniture. Christie's New York, #1330, September 18, 2003, pp. 8-13.
2004
"Three Remarkable Beds". Important Chinese Furniture from Private Collections. Christie's New York, #1494, September 21, 2004, pp. 9-13

"The Chinese Game Table". Play it Again: Asian Games and Pastimes. E. J. Frankel, New York, 2004, pp. 25-37.
2006
"Traditional Jumu Furniture and the Museum of Classical Jumu Furniture". in Orientations June 2006. Hong Kong, 2006, pp. 28-35.
2007
Liangyi Collection. Hong Kong: United Sky Resources 2007.
2008
Palace Museum Collection: Treasury of Ming and Qing Palace Furniture. Hu Desheng, translated by Curtis Evarts. Beijing: Forbidden City Press, 2008.
2009
"Exquisite Lacquer Furniture". The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Christie's Hong Kong, #2711, May 27, 2009, pp. 40-43.
2010
"Shennan yu zhongguo gudian nanmu jiaju (Divine Nanmu and Nanmu Classical Furniture)". Forbidden City Journal, 2010.
2011

"Shanyou jiaju (Amiable Furniture)". Zhongruigongqiao, exhibition catalogue, Beijing May, 2011.

"Zhongguo gudian jiaju bowuguancang zhenpin sijian (Four Treasures from the Museum of Classical Chinese furniture)". Chinese Furniture Sale. Guardian Auction, Beijing, November, 2011.

2012

"Chuangta liliwaiwai zhi qiju (Accessories of Chinese Beds)". Zhongruigongqiao, exhibition catalogue, Beijing May, 2012.

"Xiyou pinzhong—Houpenjia (A Rare Category—The Brazier Stand)". Chinese Furniture Sale. Guardian Auction, Beijing, October, 2012.

"Chinese Furniture amongst the Shifting Sands of Transient History ". Fine Chinese Furniture from Private American Collections, Christie's Hong Kong, #2966, Nov 28, 2012.

2013
"25 Remarkable Years with Chinese Furniture ". Fine Chinese Furniture from an Important Private American Collection, Christie's New York, #2802, Mar 21, 2013.

演讲
1991
Kuala Lumpur, sponsered by the Southeast Asia Ceramic Society, "The Museum of Classical Chinese furniture: The First Museum Dedicated Exclusively to Ming Furniture."

Hong Kong, "The Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture: The First Museum Dedicated Exclusively to Ming Furniture" delivered September 1991 at the Dr. S. Y. Yip Symposium on Classical Chinese Furniture, Hong Kong.

Beijing, "The Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture: The First Museum Dedicted Exclusively to Ming Furniture"delivered November 1991 at the First International Symposium on Chinese Domestic Furniture, Beijing.
1992
Renaissance, "Classical Chinese Furniture."

Suzhuo, "The Artistry of Joinery: A Manifold Expression" at the Second International Symposium on Chinese Ming Domestic Furniture in Memory of Yang Yao, October 1992.
1993
Taipei, sponsored by Art Asia, "Research and the Collection of the Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture."

Hong Kong, sponsored by the Friends of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, "Classical Chinese Furniture and the Jin Ping Mei."

Taipei, ArtAsia, "Classical Chinese Furniture and the Jin Ping Mei."
1995
New York, Sotheby's, New York "Masterpieces from the Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture".

1996
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "Chinese Hardwood Furniture: Materials and Techniques."
1997
Singapore, National Heritage Museum. "Classical Chinese Furniture."
1998
Taipei, Sponsored by the Art Asia. "Four-part lecture series: History, Joinery and Construction, Materials, Fakes and Masterpieces."

New York, Sponsored by Christie's, New York. "In Pursuit of Elegance and Majesty: Traditional Living Spaces of the Elite in Late Imperial China."

Hong Kong, Friends of the Hong Kong University Society. "Four-part lecture series: History, Joinery and Construction, Materials, Fakes and Masterpieces."
1999
Taipei, Sponsored by the Art Asia. "Five-part lecture series: History, Joinery and Construction, Materials, Fakes and Masterpieces, Interiors."

Hong Kong, Sponsored by Christie's, Hong Kong. "In Pursuit of Elegance and Majesty: Traditional Living Spaces of the Elite in Late Imperial China."

Taipei, Sponsored by the Rotory Club of Taipei. " Classical Chinese Furniture."
 
Taipei, National Museum of History. "Splendor of Style".

Hong Kong. Friends of the Hong Kong University Society, "Searching for the Soul of Traditional Chinese Furniture."

Beijing. "The C. L. Ma Collection & Traditional Chinese Furniture."
2000
Taipei. "New Directions in Chinese Furniture Connoisseurship. Early Traditional Furniture"
2002
Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong Museum Society, "Dating and Attribution: Questions and Revelations from Inscribed Works of Chinese Furniture".
2004
Denver, Cashi Gallery. "Chinese Furniture and Asian Sensitivities".

Kansas City, Fafa Gallery. "Chinese Furniture and Asian Sensitivities".
2005
Shanghai, Exhibition Center. "Chinese Furniture and Asian Sensitivities".

Shanghai, Exhibition Center. "Chinese Furniture and Western Sensitivities".
2006
Shanghai, Exhibition Center. "In Pursuit of Elegance and Majesty: Traditional Living Spaces of the Elite in Late Imperial China".

Hong Kong, Chine Gallery. "The Chinese Chair".
2007
Shanghai, Exhibition Center. "The Chinese Stool".

Hong Kong, Asia Expo. “Huanghuali and Huanghuali Furniture”.
2008
Beijing, Century Museum. “Huanghuali and Huanghuali Furniture”.

Dongshan, Jiangsu Province Artron Annual Gathering. “Western World and Chinese Furniture” (in Chinese)

2009
Jinan, Shandong Province. Artron Annual Gathering."The Chair: High Antiquity, Dating and Aesthetic Appreciation” (in Chinese).
2010
Beijing, Guardian Auction, Aesthetics of Chinese Furniture (in Chinese).
2012
Beijing, Zhongyang Meishuyuan, Three-Part lecture series: Chinese Furniture History, Aesthetics, and East-West Cultural Exchange. (in Chinese).