Antique Chinese Lacquered Furniture

Antique Chinese Lacquered Furniture

At Shimu we are proud to offer a stunning collection of antique Chinese furniture, including a wide range of pieces with lacquered finishes. All antique items are unique and because they are sourced by us directly from China, our varied and ever-changing collection offers the chance to choose a piece of history for your home.

Painted Opera Storage Trunk Sold
$1,317.00

Painted Opera Storage Trunk

ATK-TA-2150922

Shanxi, circa 1890 This brightly decorated blanket trunk is of a type used by Chinese opera companies to store costumes and other effects as they t...

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$1,317.00
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Black Painted Opera Trunk with Flowers Sold
$1,274.00

Black Painted Opera Trunk with Flowers

ATK-TA-0990621

Shanxi, circa 1890 The black lacquer surface of this antique trunk provides a perfect backdrop for the more colourful paintings on the front that s...

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$1,274.00
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Antique Black Painted Opera Trunk New
$1,317.00

Antique Black Painted Opera Trunk

ATK-TA-0730522

Shanxi, circa 1890 Once brightly decorated, the colours on the front of this wonderful blanket chest have softened over time to a beautiful autumna...

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$1,317.00
Antique Black Painted Storage Trunk New
$1,274.00

Antique Black Painted Storage Trunk

ATK-TA-360622

Shanxi, circa 1890 This colourful blanket chest is of a type used by Chinese opera companies to hold props and costumes as they toured their perfor...

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$1,274.00
Teal Lacquer Tall Tapered Cabinet
$3,053.00

Teal Lacquer Tall Tapered Cabinet

ACW-TL-222681

Shandong, circa 1920 This sleek, teal blue lacquered cabinet is in a classic Chinese 'round cornered' style. The ingenious A-frame design includes ...

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$3,053.00
Painted Shanxi Opera Trunk Sold
$1,274.00

Painted Shanxi Opera Trunk

ATK-TA-0850621

Shanxi, circa 1900 The once vibrant colours on this lovely blanket chest have faded over time to subtler pastels, but the paintings are still perfe...

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$1,274.00
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Painted Black Shanxi Chest
$1,274.00

Painted Black Shanxi Chest

ATK-TA-2190820

Shanxi, circa 1900 This pretty, painted trunk is of a type used by opera troupes in China to store their props and costumes. The trunks would be br...

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$1,274.00
Pair of Dark Lacquer Chinese Antique Cabinets Sold
$6,398.00

Pair of Dark Lacquer Mid Size Cabinets

ACW-TY-8797

Shanxi, circa 1900 In a sumptuous, rich reddish brown lacquer, the slightly crackled finish give this handsome pair of cabinets an almost leather-...

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$6,398.00
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Qinghai Red Lacquer Cabinet
$2,840.00

Qinghai Red Lacquer Cabinet

ACW-GY-070836

Qingha, circa 1850 This striking cabinet is from the western Chinese province of Qinghai. The unusual design, with narrow doors and drawers set ce...

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$2,840.00
Black Lacquer Painted Display Cabinet
$4,263.00

Black Lacquer Painted Display Cabinet

ACW-GY-184020

Qinghai, circa 1880 This stunning cabinet is in a beautiful condition, still with the old paintings and exquisite carving around the upper shelf s...

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$4,263.00
Cream Lacquer Apothecary Chest
$3,552.00

Cream Lacquer Apothecary Chest

ATK-TA-1311064

Shanxi, circa 1850 This beautiful medicine chest in cream lacquer is from Shanxi province and still has its original finish, including the drawer l...

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$3,552.00
Large Shanxi Painted Armoire
$7,110.00

Large Shanxi Painted Armoire

BCW-TA-1620

Shanxi, circa 1860 This stunning painted armoire, with its impressive size and proportions, would make a fantastic statement piece - though you wou...

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$7,110.00

Stunning antique Chinese lacquered furniture to enhance your home

From antique lacquered wedding cabinets and sideboards, through to armoires, apothecary chests and storage trunks, you’ll find that our collection includes a wealth of beautiful original pieces.

Many of our antique furniture pieces are finished in lacquer which gives an ornate and luxurious look. Lacquer has been used in Chinese furniture making for many hundreds of years. The glossy finish of lacquered furniture is achieved by applying multiple layers of lacquer sap to the wood underneath. You’ll find that many of our antiques have retained their original lacquer finish and although it may have faded and slightly crackled, this only adds to the wonderful patina and unique charm. Although antique items are restored for us by skilled craftsmen in China, the craftsmen we work with are highly experienced in using traditional techniques to ensure that the integrity and originality of each item is retained. Our range of antique Chinese lacquered furniture is available for UK-wide direct delivery or can be shipped overseas.

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