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Chinese Antique Sideboard Nature Focus

Focus on Nature

One of the benefits of lockdown for some has been a renewed appreciation of nature and the natural world. In the first weeks when travel was banned, we were inspired...

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Chinese Antique Sideboard Nature Focus

Focus on Nature

One of the benefits of lockdown for some has been a renewed appreciation of nature and the natural world. In the first weeks when travel was banned, we were inspired to explore nature in our neighbourhoods. We refocused on our...

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Creating a perfect Home Office

Creating the Perfect Home-Working Space

Once considered a luxury, these strange new times have made a home office a must-have for many of us. If you’re working from home, a quiet zone where you can work without interruption is essential. But how to create a...

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Coronavirus update

Coronovirus Update

** UPDATE 10th JUNE 2020 ** Our showroom will reopen to the public on the 15th June, initially by appointment only, with a view to fully reopening soon afterwards. If you would like to visit during this time please get...

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Chinese Antique Furniture Regional Varieties

Chinese Furniture - a Guide to Regional Styles

Chinese furniture developed independently from western furniture, with higher level chairs, tables and cabinets developing from an earlier low level, mat culture that was still seen in Japan and other parts of Asia much later. Although construction methods and forms were repeated...

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Shimu  wins Best of Houzz 2020 award

Shimu Awarded Best of Houzz 2020

We are delighted that Shimu has won a “Best Of Houzz” award for customer service on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design, after being chosen from more than 2.5 million active home building, renovation and design industry professionals. The...

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Chinese New Year 2020, Year of the Rat

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Style

Chinese New Year arrives this Saturday, 25th January, with celebrations taking place in London and amongst Chinese communities across the UK well into February. 2020 sees us enter the Year of the Rat - the first animal in the Chinese zodiac....

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Chinese Temple Lion Foo Dog

Facts about Foo Dogs

If you've visited us in Yorkshire recently you'll have noticed that the entrance to our main showroom is now proudly guarded by the pair of imposing, fierce looking stone temple lions shown below. In Chinese these are know as 'shi', meaning...

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