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Flowers in Chinese Culture

Flower symbolism in Chinese Furniture

Flowers have been used as a visual symbol in China for many centuries, expressing good wishes and aspirations for the future. They are often seen in the paintings used to decorate Chinese furniture, with different flowers used to portray different meanings for the owner or...

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Good Web Guide Commendation

Shimu 'highly commended' in Good Web Guide Awards

We are delighted that our website has been 'highly commended' by the Good Web Guide as part of their 2018 Website of the Year Awards. Our site was reviewed in a lengthy process by industry experts, including Holly Tucker, co-founder...

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Perfect Christmas Gifts for Everyone

Whether it’s a hard-to-buy for Dad or a fussy friend, we have the answer to all your Christmas shopping headaches! You'll find a huge selection of ideal gifts for everyone, from beautiful silver jewellery and oriental ornaments through to bronze...

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Antique Chinese Tiger Chests

Animal symbolism in Chinese furniture

As in most other cultures across the world, animals have been used in China to symbolise many different concepts, from human characteristics such as wisdom or strength, to more intangible ideas such as long life or prosperity. Many of these...

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