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Dongtai Rd Antique Market

Add:Dongtai Rd, near Xizang Rd

Time:9am-6pm

Credit Cards Accepted
English Service Available

2012-10-19

Founded in 1988, Dongtai Road Antique Market in downtown Huangpu District is home to more than 200 dealers selling fashion, art, accessories, books, posters and vintage furniture and more, from one narrow street.

Once you arrive at the market, which attracts visitors from all over the world, you will likely feel overwhelmed by the cornucopia of ceramics, gold and silver objects, sculptures, paintings, ancient currencies, arts and crafts and chiming vintage clocks.

But you’ll soon see that it’s not a museum but a treasure trove offering an intoxicating blend of the sublime and the ridiculous, where antiques jostle for space with kitsch and bric-a-brac.

Everyday items capturing the bustle of old Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s, such as calendars, fans, mahjong sets, gramophones and lamps, are popular with customers.

The market is also a haunt of professional antique collectors, seeking out a hidden gem among the wares on offer.

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