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Chinese Jade Bi Disc

The Mystery and Symbolism of Chinese Jade Bi

From very early on in Chinese culture it was customary for the wealthiest in society to be buried alongside objects that signified their rank and status, with the objects believed to be transported with them into the afterlife. Typically, these items...

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Shimu Showroom

We're Hiring!

We are currently looking for a Customer Service and Sales Executive to join our small team based at our showroom in Greengates, Bradford. Working closely with the director, your role will involve: Acting as the first point of contact for our...

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Chinese artwork Chinoiserie prints

New! Exquisite Chinoiserie prints from artist Diane Hill

At Shimu we are always on the look out for beautiful accessories and products that will perfectly complement our oriental furniture. We source the majority of these direct from China ourselves, as their unique nature and the traditional skills needed to...

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Year of the Tiger, Chinese New Year

Celebrating the Year of the Tiger!

Chinese New Year falls this year on Tuesday 1st February, with celebrations taking place across China and the rest of the world as we move from the Year of the Ox into the Year of the Tiger. The tiger is...

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Chinese furniture in a modern home

How to style Chinese furniture within a modern home

You don’t need a period property or to invest completely in a purely oriental style to include Chinese furniture in your home. Indeed, one or two carefully chosen pieces can add striking interest to an otherwise simple and modern room,...

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Black Lacquer Oriental Storage Trunk

Decorative storage - how to be tidy AND stylish!

If you’ve been having a major clear out over the last year, you wouldn’t be alone. Whilst COVID restrictions meant so much extra time at home, and the popularity of the KonMari method has soared, many have taken the opportunity...

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