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Coronavirus update

Coronovirus Update

** UPDATE 23rd MARCH 2020 ** In view of the latest advice from government we have decided to close our showroom from today. This is in order to protect both our staff and members of the public from Coronavirus as...

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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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Shimu highly commended once again by Good Web Guide

Shimu highly commended once again by Good Web Guide

Shimu's website has been highly commended for the second year running in the Good Web Guide's Website of the Year Awards for 2019. Our site was reviewed in a lengthy process by a panel of industry experts, who assessed sites across differing industries on...

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