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Chinese furniture & antiques from the oriental specialists

A leading specialist in Chinese furniture since 2003, Shimu offers traditionally crafted oriental furniture, as well as an extensive selection of restored Chinese antique furniture and other beautiful home accessories inspired by the east.

Choose from our classic and contemporary furniture handcrafted in reclaimed elm wood, or browse our unrivalled selection of antique Chinese cabinets, tables and chests. We can also make furniture to your specifications or source that special antique piece for you. We deliver throughout the UK and can arrange overseas delivery on request. Visit our showroom or order online.

Latest from the shimu blog

Thursday October 23, 2014
Our horseshoe armchair stars in an advert with Mr Bean
We were happy to help when Pinewood Studios got in touch a few months ago to request some furniture for an advert they were filming. Imagine how thrilled we were to learn that the advert starred the one and only Mr Bean, in a return to the small screen for Snickers! Pinewood borrowed a number [...]

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Tuesday September 23, 2014
Sourcing some beautiful antiques and a trip to the Summer Palace
After a great visit to Shanghai with plenty of food for thought for future products, it was a short hop to Beijing on Tuesday to start the second part of my trip. This involved meeting up with a few of my favourite furniture and antique workshops – mainly to choose the pieces that we will [...]

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Wednesday September 17, 2014
Final Checks and Container Loading in Shanghai
I arrived in Shanghai on Friday, with a few days planned to catch up with everyone at the workshop, check on our latest container of furniture before it leaves and visit the annual Shanghai furniture fair. I had timed this particular visit to China so that I could personally check a shipment of elm furniture [...]

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