Shopping Guide: Where to Buy Asian-Style Furniture (Part 2)

Here's a list for those scouting for Asian-style furniture pieces

Updated on June 29, 2017 10:06 am

Alexis Wang

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Looking at replacing your furniture for the upcoming Chinese New Year? Check out these stores:

11. Nook and Cranny
39 Changi South Ave 2 #02-02, Singapore 486352

Aside from restored antique pieces, they also stock reproduction pieces that are painted with vibrant colours. They have an eclectic range of furniture from Chinese antiques to industrial pieces for those who want a blend of contemporary and gritty style for their home.

12. Li Bai Arts & Antiques
20 Bukit Batok Crescent, #07-08 Enterprise Centre, Singapore 658080

Into its 10th year at Bukit Batok Enterprise Centre, Li Bai Arts & Antiques has set up a China Direct Wholesale Centre, which showcases more than 2,500 pieces from antique Tibetan furniture to 19th century ancestral portraits and 20th century china oil paintings. They also provide restorations for old furniture, which are sent to their restoration centre in China.

13. Lee’s Antiques
102E Pasir Panjang Road Unit #06-08 & #06-09

Treasure seekers will be thrilled at every corner of the showrooms, which not only showcase the standard range of furniture but also quirky accessories such as a terra-cotta warrior.

14. Hidden Treasures
228 South Bridge Road Singapore 05877

Hidden Treasures specialises in old and unique fine pieces of Chinese furniture such as antique window and door panels, bed frames frames, and customised wooden screens. They also carry curios from the villages of Mainland China with the likes of Chinese porcelain, embroideries, paintings, antique wooden money boxes, etc.

15. Chinese Art Centre
25 Binjai Park, Singapore 589829

Established in 1986, their furniture pieces are sourced from the rural villages of China and are available for viewing at their 10,0000-sq-ft showroom. They are one of Asia’s largest Chinese antique furniture stockiest, importer, and exporter. Customisation is available upon request.

16. China Collection
20 Malcolm Road Singapore 308259

A family-owned and -operated business, their antique furniture pieces are aged between 80 to 200 years, and are sourced from regions in China such as Shanxi, Gansu, Inner Mongolia, Shandong, and Dongbei. The furniture is maintained as close to its original state as possible, and is usually slightly modified for modern functionality. In addition, they have a small range of reclaimed and reproduction furniture styled with traditional Chinese design and craftsmanship.

17. Hacienda Blue
Jalan Tupai Singapore 249140

They are one of the few retailers that sell handcrafted bone and mother of pearl inlay furniture, a technique that originated from India and can take up to a month to complete. Their furniture pieces originate from India, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

18. Journey East
#03-02, 315 Outram Rd, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074

Based in Tiong Bahru, Journey East stocks a range of reclaimed teak wood furniture and vintage furniture pieces, as well as eco-friendly designer furniture piece and premium outdoor furniture pieces for gardens and patios. These pieces are available for viewing at their newly renovated showroom at Tan Boon Liat Building.

19. Taylor B. Fine Design
43 Keppel Rd, Singapore 099418

The three-level, 140,000-sq.-ft. showroom and warehouse space at 43 Keppel Road houses everything from Antique Chinese furniture to designer brand furniture, such as Caracole, Schnadig, and Century Furniture, among others. They also have a Lighting Gallery at 27 West Coast Highway 117867.

Check out Part 1 of this shopping guide.


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