ARTifacts is much more than just antique shopping. It is also an art gallery
, showroom, and museum. According to their website
, they seek to “rescue, protect, repair and re-purpose China’s antiques, artefacts and ancient arts, so that the culturally significant pieces can continue to be enjoyed, displayed and appreciated by our generation today, and by our children’s generation tomorrow.” In China’s rush to modernize, the people at ARTifacts feel it is their duty to preserve rather than destroy. Specializing in antique furniture, the marketplace stocks many Ming and Qing Dynasty family heirlooms that can be given new life by you and your family. Perhaps one of the largest privately owned antique shops in China, ARTifacts spans six floors and more than 77,000 square feet (7200 square meters).