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Shimu VIP club

Introducing our VIP club

This week sees the official launch of the Shimu VIP club. It’s aimed at customers who have a serious interest in Chinese antiques and a passion for Oriental styling. Members will get first views of new pieces, invitations to events,...

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Shimu showroom

Take a virtual tour of our showroom

Have you visited the Shimu showroom in West Yorkshire yet? Don’t worry – with our online tour you can take a trip around Shimu HQ at Albion Mills, Greengates without even leaving home! Explore the roomy and light-filled showroom space, with its...

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Antique Chinese Furniture

Collecting Chinese furniture

Fans of Chinese antiques will have spotted some of the more unusual pieces in the latest additions to the Shimu website. All our antiques are sourced from China by Shimu Director James Cottrell, who makes regular trips to Beijing and Shanghai. Occasionally,...

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Chinese Wooden Bucket

Storage ideas for the New Year

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, with plenty of time spent with family and friends. The home is inevitably at its busiest over Christmas and New Year, playing host to dinners and celebrations. As we dig deep into...

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Qinghai Painted Sideboard

Details tell a story in Beijing

I’m heading home from Beijing now so it’s a good time to reflect on another very useful few days. I’ve caught up with the main suppliers that we buy our Chinese antiques from and lined up more gorgeous pieces to ship in...

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Shimu Chinese antique furniture

Shimu Chinese antiques in a Huddersfield home

  The antique horseshoe chair in the dining room dates from the late 19th century from Shandong province, northeast China We were delighted to get the chance to look round the home of Shimu customers Mike and Sara Presley, who live in...

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Chinese antique furniture detail

Chinese antique furniture, all in the detail

As you know, we specialise in Chinese and Oriental antiques, and in this post, we’ll focus on some of the wonderful detail which makes these pieces so unique.   Intricate carving features on much of the furniture we source from China....

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