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Chinese furniture & antiques from the oriental specialist

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.
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Monday January 30, 2017
2017 The Year of the Fire Rooster
Celebrations for the Chinese New Year took place this weekend, and 2017 sees the start of the Year of the Rooster (or cockerel, as we tend to say in Britain). The Chinese zodiac moves in a 12-year cycle and those born in 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 and 2005 are known as Roosters. However, not…

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Tuesday January 24, 2017
Storage ideas for the New Year
We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, with plenty of time spent with family and friends. The home is inevitably at its busiest over Christmas and New Year, playing host to dinners and celebrations. As we dig deep into cupboards for turkey platters and star-shaped cutters, it dawns on many of us just how…

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Wednesday December 07, 2016
The art of arranging accessories
We’re constantly inspired by the pictures you send us of Shimu furniture in your homes. This week I wanted to write about the ways you can personalise a piece with carefully-chosen and beautifully arranged accessories, which is something I see all the time in your real-life images. Here are my top tips for arranging accessories……

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