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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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Autumnal cosy cushions

Autumnal reds to warm up your home

Now the weather is getting colder, our thoughts naturally turn to the onset of autumn and all that represents. The nights are drawing in, children are collecting conkers and bonfire night is around the corner. Red is the quintessential autumn colour: the colour...

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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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