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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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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 Cabinet in Talliston House

The transformation of Talliston House & Gardens

We were thrilled and intrigued when we discovered the story behind the recent purchase of a cabinet and some birdcage lamps. Our customer John Trevillian is the mastermind behind Talliston House & Gardens – a three bed ex-council semi which he purchased...

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Antique Chinese Sideboard

Our pick of the Chinese antiques arriving next week

We have another container from Beijing due to arrive with us next week, chock full of Chinese antiques and accessories for the home that I selected during my last visit back in April. Most of these pieces have been up on our website for...

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