Made in China

Made in China

Tibetan antique furniture expert Chris Buckley's renowned Beijing shop, Torana House, now has a sister in Shanghai: Torana Gallery (339-15 Chang Le St.; 86-21/5404-7787; www.toranahouse.com), a showroom-like space filled with treasures from the isolated plateau. Along with carpets and scroll paintings, Buckley's favorite finds include museum-quality chests and cabinetry painted with intricate dragons and gilded flowers. For a preview, you can pick up Buckley's recently released book, Tibetan Furniture (Floating World Editions, $60), which devotes more than 200 illustrated pages to Tibetan culture, art, and religion.

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