Ching x Shimu


Shimu Ching

"I am very excited to collaborate with Shimu and delighted to be an ambassador. Their furniture is truly unique - often one of a kind antique or vintage pieces that have history and character. Many pieces have been produced from sustainable sources in China, using  reclaimed wood to produce lasting, high quality designs with beautiful Chinese heritage and symbolism. I am a huge fan and I look forward to working together to bring a touch of Eastern comfort and style to your home, treasured pieces we hope you will love and be in your family for generations to come." - Ching-He Huang MBE

A selection of Shimu's furniture and home accessories personally chosen by Ching

All of us at Shimu are delighted to welcome Ching-He Huang as an ambassador. Ching is an Emmy nominated, award-winning TV Chef and author, best known for popularising Chinese cuisine and food culture. Her re-connection with her Chinese heritage through food has given her a deep appreciation for Chinese culture, and this extends to the world of furniture, antiques and interior design.

It’s the perfect fit to work with Ching. As a customer of Shimu herself, Ching has worked with us to select some of her favourite pieces from amongst our wide range of Chinese furniture and oriental home accessories. You’ll find beautifully restored antiques, classic Chinese furniture styles that are based on ancient designs and incorporate rich symbolism, along with lighting, wall art, ceramics and vintage wooden bowls.

In celebration, all friends and followers of Ching are eligible to receive a 10% discount off any item from the collection. Enter the code CHING10 at checkout to apply the discount.*

Follow Ching for her delicious, healthy Chinese recipes on Facebook at @ChingHeHuangOfficial or on Instagram at chinghehuang.

Water Bucket
£95.00

Water Bucket

ASCY-BK01

Southern China, circa 1900 Originally used for carrying water, these wooden buckets come from southern China. Today they make great baskets next to...

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£95.00
Beijing Elm Money Trunk
£1,245.00

Beijing Elm Money Trunk

ATK-GY-169644

Beijing, circa 1840 The old lacquer on this lovely chest has been stripped back to reveal the beautiful, pale elm wood underneath, with is lovely g...

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£1,245.00
Chinese Jade Calligraphy Brush
from £29.00

Jade Calligraphy Brush

XAC20JD-L

These large brushes are reproductions of those used in China for centuries for the art of calligraphy, and make beautiful decorative items. They ar...

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from £29.00
Side Cabinet with Carved Drawers
£1,745.00

Side Cabinet with Carved Drawers

ACW-TA-170058

Shaanxi, circa 1800 This striking cabinet is from the central province of Shaanxi and made from elm. The style, with ornate relief carvings on the ...

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£1,745.00
Blue Lacquer Chinese Two Drawer Console Table
£845.00

Blue Lacquer Two Drawer Console

ATC-TA-20003

Shanxi, circa 1900 This simple table has been restored and refinished with a lovely distressed blue lacquer, sympathetically applied so that the ch...

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£845.00
Chinese Wooden Box
from £75.00

Wooden Box

ASC-BT-MH1-S

Boxes like this were used throughout China for storing documents and other possessions. Our boxes are old, dating from the first half of the twenti...

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from £75.00
Square Grey Lacquer Table with Carved Top
£1,245.00

Square Table with Carved Top

ATC-MY-4469

Shanxi, circa 1900 This small dining table oozes oriental style, with its typical Chinese features of a waisted top and horse-hoof feet. A shelf be...

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£1,245.00
Green Chinese Ginger Jars
£69.50

Green Ginger Jar

XAC-GJ01

These lovely ginger jars in a green glaze are reproductions of the type of ceramic pots used throughout China to store herbs and spices. They inclu...

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£69.50
Pillow Box
£55.00

Pillow Box

XAC07-R

Pillow boxes like these were commonly used in China during the Qing dynasty to deter would-be thieves. The owner would place valuables inside the b...

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£55.00
Chinese Wooden Stool
£165.00

Flat Top Wooden Chinese Stool

ATC-TA-182146

Shanxi, circa 1920 Used throughout China for everyday seating, these wooden stools have a lovely, rustic character brought out by the weathered woo...

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£165.00
Shanxi Red and Gold Antique Cabinet
£2,595.00

Red and Gold Butterfly Cabinet

ACW-TAY-12179

Shanxi, circa 1920 This gorgeous cabinet would add a splash of colour and warmth to any interior, with its deep red lacquer finish and contrasting ...

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£2,595.00
Dragon Ceramic Stool
£245.00

Dragon Ceramic Stool

XAC-18013

These white glazed ceramic stools are reproductions of pieces that were used for indoor and outdoor seating particularly in southern China for cent...

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£245.00
Antique Red Lacquer Wedding Cabinet
£3,245.00

Antique Red Lacquer Wedding Cabinet

ACW-BH-180918

Shanxi, circa 1880 This stunning cabinet in a deep red lacquer is in a simple style but would make a beautiful accent piece in a reception room or ...

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£3,245.00
Grey Lacquer Panelled Oriental Sideboard
£1,595.00

Chinese Sideboard, Grey Lacquer, Panelled

ACW-TAY-5021

Shanxi, circa 1920 Refinished in a shiny, grey green lacquer over the original worn wood, this lovely two door sideboard is from Shanxi province in...

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£1,595.00
Ginger Jar, Blue and White, Butterfly
£75.00

Ginger Jar, Blue and White, Butterfly

XAC-GJBW-02

Although reproductions, these ginger jars in a classic Chinese blue and white glaze are nicely finished. They come with a ceramic lid and are beaut...

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£75.00
Carved Panel, Warm Elm
£595.00

Carved Panel, Warm Elm

CSW05N

The random looking design of this warm elm, square wall panel is referred to by the Chinese as 'cracked ice' and is made up of individual mortised ...

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£595.00
Carved Panel, Black Lacquer
£595.00

Carved Panel, Black Lacquer

CSW05D

Referred to by the Chinese as 'cracked ice', the design of this black lacquer square wall panel is made up of randomly placed individual mortised p...

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£595.00
Chinese Shanxi Butterfly Cabinet, Red Lacquer
£1,125.00

Shanxi Butterfly Cabinet, Red Lacquer

CW12R

Finished here in a rich red lacquer, these stunning painted cabinets are decorated with gold and painted by hand, so each one is individual. They a...

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£1,125.00
Horseshoe Armchair, Black Lacquer
£565.00

Horseshoe Armchair, Black Lacquer

CT02D

Finished in our black lacquer, this horseshoe armchair takes its design from those of the Ming dynasty used as symbols of status. Originally used a...

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£565.00
Cross Legged Desk, Warm Elm
£1,245.00

Cross Legged Desk, Warm Elm

CT16N

This beautifully shaped warm elm desk is more in a Chinese concession or colonial style than Ming Chinese, but it still comes with plenty of orient...

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£1,245.00
Mid Size Cabinet, Warm Elm
£995.00

Mid Size Cabinet, Warm Elm

CW17N

Our warm elm mid size cabinet features solid, simple lines which are typical of the furniture produced by the Chinese in the northern provinces. Th...

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£995.00
Low Scroll Table, Warm Elm
£995.00

Low Scroll Table, Warm Elm

CT03N

This beautifully simple low table in warm elm is based on the 'lute tables' used by the Chinese when seated on the floor to play musical instrument...

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£995.00
Square Trunk, Cream Lacquer
£375.00

Square Trunk, Cream Lacquer

TK02C

With a modern cream lacquer finish this smaller, cube shaped blanket chest has brass handles and circular lock plate on the front giving the trunk ...

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£375.00
Small Butterfly Cabinet, Red Lacquer
£425.00

Small Butterfly Cabinet, Red Lacquer

CW13R

The colourful butterflies on the doors of our red lacquer cabinet are framed on the outside with flowers in gold, red and green. The butterfly is a...

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£425.00
Four Door Sideboard
£1,495.00

Four Door Sideboard

CRG-CW02

The lovely, pronounce grain of the elm wood is again prominent in this beautiful sideboard. It also features the 'plank top' lid and blackened bras...

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£1,495.00
Country Side Cabinet
£745.00

Country Side Cabinet

CRG-CW03

This side cabinet shows the same simple style as other pieces in the range, with the solid wood doors mounted directly into the surrounding frame. ...

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£745.00