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Chinese Walnut Sideboard, Gansu

A wonderful walnut sideboard from Gansu

With the Chinese New Year holiday upon us, everything has now stopped for a few weeks at the workshops in Shanghai and Beijing. Most of the craftsmen that produce our furniture or restore our antique pieces are originally from parts...

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47 Ronin

Samurai stools made to order for Hollywood!

Each time we ship a container of furniture over from China, along with our standard ranges there will always be several items that we have made to order to meet specific customer requests. In most cases these are fairly simple...

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Qinghai Painted Sideboard

Panjiayuan market and more antiques

Back at the hotel and a chance to draw breath after a couple of hectic but productive days around Beijing. The rain on Friday turned to beautiful, clear blue skies in the past couple of days – or at least...

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Qinghai armoire detail

Busy day in Beijing and an unusual find

I arrived in Beijing yesterday and woke up with a jet lagged early start this morning to the pouring rain. This is the first time I’ve been here at this time of year and the humidity is something of a...

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Beijing

Back to Beijing

Off to China again in a few days for the sourcing trip that never happened a few months ago due to the infamous Icelandic volcano! It’s been a long time since I was last out there, so it will be...

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Chinese elm coffer

Preview of a gorgeous elm coffer

We source most of our Chinese antique furniture through suppliers in Beijing as we find that in general the selection and quality there tends to be better.  However there are also dozens of antique warehouses in Shanghai, where most of our reproduction...

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