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᠎Liangyi Museum

TIME : 2016/2/17 11:33:03

This private three-floor museum houses two exquisite collections – antique Chinese furniture from the Ming and Qing dynasties, and Chinese-inspired European vanities from the 19th and 20th century. The former is one of the world’s best. The 400 pieces of precious huanghuali and zitan furniture are shown in rotating exhibitions that change every six months. The only way to visit is by contacting the museum at least a day in advance to join a small tour.

Visitors can touch or sit on the pieces which are not separated by rope or glass. The vanities collection shows gem-studded clutches and toiletry cases in intricate Chinoiserie motifs popular in art nouveau and art deco.