Ching's Picks

Ching Shimu

"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 Shimu customers can receive a 5% discount off any item included in the collection. Enter the code CHH5 at checkout to apply the discount.*

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

Antique Chinese Blue Lacquer Ladies Cabinet New
£1,845.00

Blue Lacquer Ladies Cabinet

ACW-TL-22061

Shandong, circa 1920 This lovely blue lacquer cabinet is in a style used in ladies' sleeping quarters in Chinese homes during the Qing dynasty as d...

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£1,845.00
Dark Blue Chinese Panelled Sideboard New
£1,495.00

Dark Blue Panelled Sideboard

ACW-TL-182248

Gansu, circa 1920 Restored and refinished in a distressed, dark blue lacquer over the pine wood, this elegant cabinet originates from Gansu in west...

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£1,495.00
Chinese Antique Grey Lacquer Qinghai Armoire New
£2,645.00

Grey Lacquer Qinghai Armoire

ACW-TL-195214

Qinghai, circa 1920 The distressed grey lacquer finish on this lovely cabinet is new, applied over the original severely worn finish to give a more...

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£2,645.00
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
Blue Lacquer Lattice Screen
£2,695.00

Blue Lacquer Lattice Screen

ASC-TAY-2953

Shanghai, circa 1920 These eight tall wooden panels have been adapted to form two hinged, four panel screens. The panels would once have formed pa...

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£2,695.00
Elm Double Bookshelf
£2,445.00

Elm Double Bookshelf

ATK-TA-1507281

Shanxi, circa 1850 This lovely bookshelf would make a fantastic addition to any home office or reception room. It originates from Shanxi province i...

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£2,445.00
Pair of Blue Armchairs with Tea Table
£2,445.00

Pair of Blue Armchairs with Tea Table

ATC-TL-8776

Shanxi, circa 1900 This set of horseshoe armchairs and tea table dates from the early part of the 20th century and is from Shanxi province in centr...

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£2,445.00
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

Grey Lacquer Panelled Sideboard

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
Cinnabar Red Side Cabinet, Chinese
£745.00

Cinnabar Red Side Cabinet, Chinese

ACW-TA-182106

Qinghai, circa 1880 This lovely little cabinet is in its original, deep cinnabar red finish - a pigment used almost exclusively in the Chinese prov...

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£745.00
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
Horseshoe Armchair, Warm Elm
£565.00

Horseshoe Armchair, Warm Elm

CT02N

This version of our horseshoe armchair is in our 'warm' finish, chairs like this one were symbols of status in Ming dynasty China. Known also in Ch...

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£565.00
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
Country Media Console, Chocolate
£1,245.00

Country Media Console, Chocolate

CRG-CO-CW04

Perfect as a TV stand, this long, low cabinet has an open shelf in the middle to hold a DVD player or digital box and is finished in a dark, rich c...

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£1,245.00
Country Side Cabinet, Chocolate
£745.00

Country Side Cabinet, Chocolate

CRG-CO-CW03

Made from solid poplar wood, the simple style of this cabinet matches other pieces in the range. The doors are mounted straight into the cabinet fr...

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£745.00
Country Bookcase, Chocolate
£1,245.00

Country Bookcase, Chocolate

CRG-CO-TK06

Simple in style, our rich, chocolate colour bookshelf is produced in a frame and panel design with an extended top. It is nicely sized and proporti...

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£1,245.00
Five Drawer Chest, Chocolate
£1,145.00

Five Drawer Chest, Chocolate

CRG-CO-TK03

This stunning chest of drawers is perfect for bedroom storage or in a living room, with plenty of space inside the three full width and two half wi...

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£1,145.00
Oriental Painted Cabinet
£1,595.00

Grey Sideboard with Landscape Paintings

CHS-TY-163805

This beautiful painted sideboard is a reproduction based on the decorative furniture of Gansu and surrounding regions. The main frame is finished i...

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£1,595.00
Pair of Side Cabinets, Blue and Cream
£1,895.00

Pair of Side Cabinets, Blue and Cream

CHS-TL-2976

This pair of reproduction side cabinets are in a stunning blue and cream lacquer. In keeping with the original style, both the doors and drawers in...

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£1,895.00