Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies

Provincial Elegance: Chinese Antiques Donated in Honor of Houghton “Buck” Freeman

Provincial Elegance: Chinese Antiques Donated in Honor of Houghton “Buck” Freeman

April 4, 2012 - May 27, 2012
12:00 - 4:00 Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays

This intriguing and varied array of antiques provides a window into the lives of well-off people in late nineteenth century China. Ancestor portraits, furniture, wood sculptures, delicate bamboo cases, cleverly wrought brass braziers and more -- intriguing forms and attractive decorations help them transcend mere utility. This donation represents another instance of the spirit that Buck Freeman’s generosity instilled in generations of Wesleyan students.