Lvjiaying Antique Furniture Market
吕家营古旧家具市场Some antique furniture is classified as “crude”, referring to those newly collected, unprocessed antique furniture. Most crude antique furniture is found in Lvjiaying Antique Furniture City, a main wholesale distributing centre for old furniture. Kept simply in the courtyard, these crude antiques look just like bunches of bavin, ready for collectors to “sort out”.
There is an old saying among collectors: “collections for cognoscenti, gadgets for laity”. So it does not matter whether you are professional or not. One is perfectly justified to buy something one likes, and anyway, it is not expensive. Indeed, the most enjoyment of shopping in Lvjiaying is “high quality and good price”.
1. This is a haunt of the connoisseurs for antiques furniture. It’s suggested that you drive there since it covers a large area and has many stores.
2. You can choose antique furniture which hasn’t been mended and then have it moderately mended.
The Panjiayuan market lies to the southwest of Panjiayuan Bridge, East 3rd Ring Road South, Chaoyang District. It covers an area of 48,500 square meters, of which 26,000 square meters are for business. It mainly deals in antiques and old articles, handiwork, collections, and decorative articles, with an annual business volume of RMB several hundred million.
There are over 4,000 shops in the market, with nearly 10,000 dealers, 60% of whom come from 28 provinces, cities, and autonomous regions outside Beijing and over a dozen nationalities such as Han, Hui, Manchu, Miao, Dong, Uigur, Mongolian, and Korean.
Telephone: 8610- 67736098;
Address: Lvjiaying, Shibalidian, Chaoyang District;
How to get there: Bus 803