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Getting Ready for Another China Sourcing Trip

I’ll be leaving on Thursday for another visit to Shanghai and Beijing, catching up with suppliers and selecting antiques and accessories to ship over to the UK on our next containers. With the move to our new showroom earlier this year taking...

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Panjiayuan Antique Market Beijing

Panjiayuan market and selecting antiques

I arrived in Beijing on Friday evening and woke up on Saturday to sunshine and beautiful blue skies. This time of year is a good time to visit as although there is still a chill in the air the smog...

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Mongolian Painted Trunk

Busy at the market, marvels from Mongolia

I left Shanghai in the pouring rain and arrived to clear blue skies in Beijing on Saturday. It’s been a busy couple of days, with Sunday spent at the main Beijing market picking up some smaller pieces – mostly to...

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Shanghai restaurants

Chinese furniture, food and feet

I’m writing this at the airport after a couple of busy days in Shanghai and having just about got the better of some serious jet lag. It has been a productive time so far, with a day spent touring around...

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Bronze Chinese Horse

Getting ready for another sourcing trip to China

It’s been longer than I would have liked since my last visit, but I’m flying out again to China in ten days or so to meet up with suppliers and to source more beautiful antiques and accessories. First stop this...

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