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Chinese Ancestor Paintings

The fascinating history of Chinese ancestor paintings

The practice of honouring and worshiping ancestors has been an important part of Chinese culture for centuries. The Chinese believe that a relationship continues between the deceased and the living and that in properly honouring their memory in family rituals,...

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Chinese Antique Sideboard Nature Focus

Focus on Nature

One of the benefits of lockdown for some has been a renewed appreciation of nature and the natural world. In the first weeks when travel was banned, we were inspired to explore nature in our neighbourhoods. We refocused on our...

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Creating a perfect Home Office

Creating the Perfect Home-Working Space

Once considered a luxury, these strange new times have made a home office a must-have for many of us. If you’re working from home, a quiet zone where you can work without interruption is essential. But how to create a...

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Coronavirus update

Coronovirus Update

** UPDATE 5th JANUARY 2021 ** Our showroom is now closed due to current lockdown restrictions. However we are available by phone, email or online chat to answer any questions you may have and are processing orders as normal. We...

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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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