Noting a fusion of old and new within a d¨¦cor can be refreshing, an increasing number of people are buying antique furniture for their apartment.
A shop named ¡°West Mountain Village¡± in Beijing offers a nice collection of Chinese antique furniture: chairs, armoires, tables, dressers, cabinets, bookcases¡ allowing for a large choice to give your home a distinctive feel.
The ancient beauty of each piece is impressive. Carvings of dragons mounting a screen, flowers decorating a dresser, latticework in a panel, openwork around a table¡ each one looks delicate and gorgeous.
However, whether it is a walnut screen, or a sandalwood desk, the items here are in good condition, and of practical use. A 17-century mahogany cabinet with delicate flower carving, for example, actually offers larger storage space than a lot of modern ones. These were indeed originally made for daily use.
Antique here were all collected from deep China. They are authentic. Each piece is the only one the shop could find, so everything is rare. ¡°Originality and rarity mean that the value tends to hold and increase¡± says one customer.
Knowing that many of the clients don¡¯t know much about the time periods or history of Chinese furniture, the owner, a senior antique furniture collector, is eager to share his knowledge.
(Note: according to Chinese law, Chinese antiques cannot be exported.)
What I appreciate
Rare antique furniture, welcoming atmosphere
What customers appreciate
Originality and rarity of the products, friendly atmosphere
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