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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

Monday February 08, 2016
What will Year of the Monkey mean for you?
Today we welcome the Chinese New Year, and 2016 heralds the year of the monkey. The monkey is ninth of the twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac cycle. In Chinese astrology, as well as association with an animal, each year is also linked to one of the five elements: gold (metal), water, wood, fire, or […]

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Friday January 29, 2016
How the Chinese celebrate New Year
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ORIGINS OF CHINESE NEW YEAR It is unclear when the New Year celebrations in China actually started. There is debate between historians as to whether it was during the Shang Dynasty (1766 BC – 1122 BC) or whether it in fact started as early as the reign of Emperor Yao […]

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Friday January 15, 2016
Events to celebrate the countdown to the Chinese New Year 2016
We’re getting ready to celebrate and so wish you a (slightly early) happy New Year! This is the first of three blog posts celebrating the traditional Chinese New Year. In this post, we highlight events happening up and down the UK during the countdown; next time we will look at how the Chinese celebrate; finally, […]

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