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Detail from Shanxi Antique Wedding Cabinet

Fabulous new finds in China

I'm just back from a very productive trip to China, where I was checking on our next consignment of reproduction furniture - black lacquer and solid elm pieces from our Classical Chinese range, as well as scouring our various suppliers' warehouses to...

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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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Mongolian altar table

Raku and antiques in the home of ceramicist David Roberts

Recently we were lucky enough to visit the Yorkshire home of renowned ceramicist David Roberts, after he bought several pieces from our collection of Chinese antiques. David is considered one of the most significant ceramic artists working in Europe today, with...

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Chinese Window Panels

Real-Life Boho Style

We are big fans of boho chic at Shimu and we think our furniture, particularly some of the more unusual antiques, perfectly suit this relaxed, colourful aesthetic. Our customers obviously feel the same, and today on the blog we showcase the boho style...

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Large Shanxi Cabinet Detail

Heading out to China for another antiques hunt

After a short break over Easter I will be heading off to China again next week to meet up with suppliers and to source more antiques and home accessories to be shipped on our forthcoming containers. First stop will be...

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