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After 12 years of Meticulous Construction, this Mansion is Extremely Luxurious and is Called Jiangnan Mansion Gate

 According to Unshared News: There is heaven above and Suzhou and Hangzhou below. When many people think of the city of Suzhouthey first think of the poetic scenery of the ink painting south of the Yangtze River and the people on the river pillow. Near Taihu coast zhenze , is a town with a thousand years of history of silk, in zhenze pagoda street town has so built in 1864. The mansion south division Jian Tong , the owner is to operate the rice business, silk Made a fortune in the industry.


This century-old house, covering an area of more than 2,700 square meters, has been well preserved so far. The Shijian Hall is five rooms wide, and the six courtyards, including the pagoda street, are also owned by the owner. There are more than one hundred large and small houses, which are called the big mansions in the south of the Yangtze River. It also integrates multiple functions such as river ports, commercial houses, halls, inner houses, gardens, and servants' rooms. The architectural layout is composed of three axes and one line, creating a dignified and simple traditional Chinese style, combining official, Confucian, and Confucianism. The use of Shang triple-play functions well reflects the characteristics of the era of business gentlemen sitting and doing business in the late Qing Dynasty.

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In the south of the Yangtze River, if you want to see if this family is a big family, you can tell by looking at their wharf. You can see the wealth of this family from the dock in the photo below. First of all, this is a two-way river Fu. The top platform of the pier steps is a complete boulder, and the steps below are also paved with complete bluestone. After the goods come down from the pier, they pass through the hall and pagoda street on the side of the street. The main entrance of the host’s house is very convenient to get in. Xu Rufu, the host, has always been doing good deeds. In addition to his own use, the pier can be used in the neighborhood. Now this pier is changed to a cruise ship pier. Half of the real estate in this town belonged to Xu's family, so Xu Rufu was also called "Xu Banzhen" by the locals, which shows the breadth of his wealth.



The first entrance and the second entrance are closely connected, and both are double-storey buildings. The warehouse is upstairs and the shop floor is downstairs. Between the two entrances, there are east, middle, and west corridors connecting the upper and lower sides. A square cargo warehouse opening was excavated on the floor, surrounded by waist-length railings. In this way, it can not only lift and receive goods, but also facilitate the observation of the movement of the shops downstairs. The second entrance is north of Pagoda Street, and shops are set up. During the period of the Republic of China, from east to west, Chen TianyiMaozhuang, Wanchangxiang Tobacco and Paper Store, Shen Yulong Tongxizuo and Tanji Silk Thread Store were successively located. The patio has always been an important part of the Chinese tradition, especially in the south of the Yangtze River. It is mainly used for ventilation and collecting wind. Between the two entrances, there are two narrow, long, and symmetrical patios that are just like human eyebrows. They are also called eyebrow patios.

The ground of these two eyebrow patios is covered with green bricks, and the bricks are covered with moss. The recess on the ground of the patio is a drain. In the middle of the cover of this drain is a copper coin eye that symbolizes the round sky. It is learned from Feng Shui. Saying that water is wealth, such a design also means gathering wealth and fertility without flowing outsiders' fields.

The architectural details on the upper floor of this four-entry brick gate are well preserved with many exquisite brick carvings, wood carvings, and stone carvings. The exquisite carvings are commendable. The brick carvings on the gates of the Qing Dynasty used water-milled blue bricks, and most of the carving methods were relief sculptures. The themes were taken from myths, folklore, and auspicious patterns. There will be a two-character or four-character plaque on the door head. The plaque on the door head is engraved with "Shidezhiqi", which is now completely different.


The unique brick gatehouse is elegant and dignified, and is used to show the wealth and social status of the owner. It not only has a variety of practical functions such as fire prevention, anti-theft, sun protection and shelter from wind and rain, but also has a considerable decorative function, and is the main carrier of the brick carving skills. Among these exquisite brick carvings, it is worth noting that almost all the brick or wood carving works in this century-old house, as long as there are figures on them and the head parts are all damaged, these are also It was the result of the "broken four olds" in the Wenge period, which made people sigh.


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