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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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Shanxi Carved Chinese Cabinet

A few top antique picks from my recent China visit

As promised, I thought I would share with you a few of my favourite pieces amongst the hundred or so Chinese antiques that I lined up for our next shipments during my recent trip to China. I always enjoy touring the showrooms...

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Chinese Classical Furniture

Tell a Story with our Classical Chinese furniture

Classical Chinese furniture has a timeless appeal that never goes out of style. Steeped in tradition and admired for its elegance and beauty, these time-honoured pieces instantly evoke feelings of peace and calm. Shimu’s signature range of traditional Chinese furniture is handcrafted from...

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Caring for furniture

How to care for Chinese furniture

How to care for your Chinese furniture When you invest in a piece of Chinese or Oriental furniture, whether antique sideboard or contemporary cabinet, it’s important that its authentic look is upheld. The Chinese antiques and reproductions of traditional Oriental pieces sold by Shimu have all been handcrafted by skilled experts....

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Low Scroll Chinese Table

Create a statement centrepiece with a Chinese coffee table

A well-chosen coffee table makes a great statement and helps pull a room together. Perfect when entertaining or simply lounging, a stunning Chinese coffee table makes an dramatic focal point as well as being a practical choice in a family home. Whether your home’s...

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