Delivery


FREE HOME DELIVERY IN THE UK ON ORDERS OVER £1000
Large Furniture £49 for UK mainland delivery 2-3 weeks
Small Furniture £35 for UK mainland delivery 2-3 weeks
Small Items and Accessories £12.50 for UK mainland delivery 3-7 days
Extra Small Items £7.50 for standard UK delivery 3-7 days
Same Day or Express Delivery Price available on request 1-7 days


Our delivery charges are based on weight and size and will be calculated before you confirm you order. We will only charge up to a maximum of £49 for a standard UK weekday delivery. For example, if your order contains a large furniture item and two small items, the delivery charge will be £49 for a weekday delivery.

Furniture Delivery

Delivery of Accessories

Delivery Address

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that there is sufficient access to deliver any products you have ordered. Our delivery team will make every reasonable effort to deliver your furniture into a room you specify but cannot be held responsible if a particular piece will not fit, or for damage caused due to insufficient access. In particular, please consider any staircases or tight spaces which the product will have to fit through.

Delivery Enquiries
If you have any queries regarding delivery please contact us on 0800 088 6800 (01274 610961 from a mobile) or email info@shimu.co.uk. We are open from 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday - Friday and 10.00am - 4.00pm on Saturday.

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Returns

At Shimu we want you to be delighted with any item you buy from us. For this reason we offer a returns policy that gives you complete peace of mind. If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase when it arrives, you can simply ask our delivery driver to return the item to our warehouse. We will then either replace it for you or provide you with a full refund.

We also provide you with a 14 day cooling off period. Simply inform us within 14 working days of the item being delivered that you wish to cancel the order. We will then arrange for the item to be picked up at our expense and will provide you with a credit for other Shimu products or a full refund. All that we ask is that the item is returned to us in an unused condition and in its original packaging. For full details see our terms and conditions.

Our furniture is extremely well packed for shipping but in the rare event that the goods you receive arrive damaged please contact us as soon as possible on 0800 088 6800 (01274 610961 from a mobile) or by email at info@shimu.co.uk. We will arrange to either have the item repaired if appropriate and if agreed with you, or to collect the damaged item and organise a replacement or full refund.

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Aftercare

Lacquered furniture should need little cleaning other than the regular use of a dry, soft cloth or duster. To remove any stains, use a dry or slightly damp cloth. Avoid the use of too much water as this will affect the surface. Frequent waxing should not be needed but can be carried out every couple of months using a good quality natural beeswax. Do not use the cheaper silicone furniture sprays as these may affect the finish. Never use any abrasive cleaning products or chemicals.

Products in a natural finish can be cleaned with a soft, damp cloth. Use a natural beeswax every few months to protect and nourish the wood.

Do not place hot or wet items directly onto the product surface as this can mark the finish. Clean any spills as soon as possible.

Avoid placing your furniture near a radiator or other heat source as this can lead to the wood drying out and shrinking, causing cracks or splitting. Ideally, leave at least a metre between your furniture and any heat source. Avoid also placing your furniture in strong, direct sunlight as the colour made fade over time.

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Occasional Chairs

Occasional Chairs

Our reproduction chairs include classic designs that were seen in China for centuries, as well as more contemporary pieces. We also stock original Chinese antiques in elm or walnut wood for unique seating that's full of character.
Pair of Rustic Chinese Horseshoe Armchairs
£845.00

Pair of Rustic Chinese Horseshoe Armchairs

ATC-TA-1701155

Shandong, circa 1900 This lovely pair of chairs is in a rustic, vernacular style that developed from the more elegant horseshoe armchair design. Ra...

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£845.00
Elm Southern Official Chair
£395.00

Elm Southern Official Chair

ATC-WH-AC1003

Shanxi, circa 1900 This single chair is in elm wood and originates from Shanxi province in central China. It would have been one of a pair but has ...

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£395.00
Lamp Hanger Chinese Side Chair
£365.00

Lamp Hanger Chinese Side Chair

ATC-WH-AC1004

Shanxi, circa 1880 This style of chair, without arms, is often referred to as a lamp hanger chair or 'official's hat' chair, both names deriving fr...

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£365.00
Pair of Walnut Yoke-Back Armchairs
£2,145.00

Pair of Walnut Yoke-Back Armchairs

ATC-WH-AC1002

Shanxi, circa 1850 One of the earliest and most successful styles of chair to develop in China, the 'Yoke-Back' style is characterised by its wide,...

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£2,145.00
Pair of Poplar Horseshoe Armchairs
£645.00

Pair of Poplar Horseshoe Armchairs

ATC-WH-AC1009

Shandong, circa 1900 This pair of chairs are in a more vernacular version of the Chinese horseshoe armchair. Here each of the large curved rear rai...

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£645.00
Pair of Shanxi Antique Elm Armchairs
£1,795.00

Pair of Shanxi Antique Elm Armchairs

ATC-TA-182137

Shanxi, circa 1890 This beautiful pair of chairs are in elm wood and come from Shanxi in central China. They are based on a style known as 'officia...

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£1,795.00
Pair of Elm Official's Hat Side Chairs
£1,395.00

Pair of Elm Official's Hat Side Chairs

ATC-TA-182138

Shanxi, circa 1860 The curved, four post backrests and angular, S shaped top rails on these chairs give them a more contemporary look compared to m...

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£1,395.00
Pair of Elm Southern Offical Side Chairs
£1,195.00

Pair of Elm Southern Offical Side Chairs

ATC-TA-182139

Shanxi, circa 1880 This simple pair of side chairs is in the 'Southern Official' style that developed later on in China's history, with the pronoun...

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£1,195.00
Horseshoe Armchair, Warm Elm
£545.00

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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£545.00
Horseshoe Armchair, Black Lacquer
£545.00

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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£545.00
Horseshoe Armchair, Light Elm
£545.00

Horseshoe Armchair, Light Elm

CT02M

The light finish on this version of our horseshoe armchair, accentuates the grain of the elm wood and complexity of the build, as all the different...

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£545.00
Yoke-Back Side Chair, Warm Elm
£395.00

Yoke-Back Side Chair, Warm Elm

CT11N

The name 'Yoke-Back' chair comes from the curved top rail seen on this timeless Chinese design and seen here finished in our warm elm. The style fi...

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£395.00
Yoke-Back Side Chair, Black Lacquer
£395.00

Yoke-Back Side Chair, Black Lacquer

CT11D

The seat of our black lacquer chair has a smoothed rattan inlay and works perfectly as a dining chair, with a desk or as occasional seating. Antiqu...

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£395.00
Yoke-Back Side Chair, Light Elm
£395.00

Yoke-Back Side Chair, Light Elm

CT11M

Since its early development this style of chair has changed very little through the centuries, with only slight modifications or regional variation...

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£395.00
Yoke-Back Armchair, Warm Elm
£445.00

Yoke-Back Armchair, Warm Elm

CT12N

Our warm elm armchair has the same beautiful curves and detail as our yoke-back side chair, including the dragon in carved relief on the curved bac...

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£445.00
Yoke-Back Armchair, Black Lacquer
£445.00

Yoke-Back Armchair, Black Lacquer

CT12D

Made from solid elm wood with a rattan seat our black lacquer armchairs would look great individually in a bedroom or living room as a statement pi...

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£445.00
Yoke-Back Armchair, Light Elm
£445.00

Yoke-Back Armchair, Light Elm

CT12M

Great individually in a bedroom or living room as a statement piece, or use them at the head of our dining tables. This light elm model is made fro...

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£445.00
Cross Legged Armchair, Warm Elm
£525.00

Cross Legged Armchair, Warm Elm

CT17N

Based on the classic Chinese horseshoe armchair but in a more colonial style, this lovely warm elm chair goes perfectly with our cross legged desk ...

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£525.00
Cross Legged Armchair, Black Lacquer
£525.00

Cross Legged Armchair, Black Lacquer

CT17D

This lovely black lacquer chair has the same 'S' shaped legs forming an hourglass shape at the front and back, as well as a slightly curved seat wi...

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£525.00
Child's Yoke-Back Armchair, Warm Elm
£345.00

Child's Yoke-Back Armchair, Warm Elm

CT18N

This is a mini warm elm version of our classic yoke-back armchair, scaled down to suit the little ones in your life. It has the same curved headres...

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£345.00
Child's Yoke-Back Armchair, Black Lacquer
£345.00

Child's Yoke-Back Armchair, Black Lacquer

CT18D

This is a mini version of our classic black lacquer yoke-back armchair, with the same curved headrest and arms as the larger version, it is scaled ...

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£345.00
Southern Official's Chair, Warm Elm
£565.00

Southern Official's Chair, Warm Elm

CT01N

This style of chair appeared slightly later in China's history than the 'Yoke-Back' or 'Official's Hat' chair. The main development was that the to...

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£565.00
Southern Official's Chair, Black Lacquer
£565.00

Southern Official's Chair, Black Lacquer

CT01D

Our black lacquer chair has a rattan covered seat and curved backrest for comfort. The backrest has a scrolling dragon motif in carved relief, whil...

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£565.00
Folding Horseshoe Armchair, Warm Elm
£995.00

Folding Horseshoe Armchair, Warm Elm

CT15N

Simple folding stools were seen very early on in China's history - the first recorded stools being from the Han dynasty almost two thousand years a...

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£995.00
Pair of Carved Blue Lacquer Armchairs Sold
£1,195.00
£595.00

Pair of Carved Blue Lacquer Armchairs

ATC-TL-6294

Shanxi, circa 1900 This lovely pair of 'yoke-back' armchairs are highly decorated, with the end of each curved head rail being finished in a scroll...

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£1,195.00
£595.00
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Dining Chair
£425.00

Dining Chair

CAY-TC04

These lovely chairs in solid elm show off some of the wonderful craftsmanship of our Shanghai workshop. The 'S' shaped curved backrests were common...

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£425.00
Chari Bar Chair
£180.00

Chari Bar Chair

ASC-NK-CC2201

This classically designed bar chair has a beauty achieved by the contrast between the industrial black iron frame and natural mango wood seat. The ...

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£180.00
Chari Mango Wood Chair
£140.00

Chari Mango Wood Chair

ASC-NK-CC3011

Like the bar chair this Chari dining or occasional chair is solid and comfortable. The contrast of the smooth sustainable mango wood and distressed...

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£140.00
Large Elm Tea Chair
£495.00

Large Elm Tea Chair

CHS-CF-A66

This stylish elm chair is a more modern take on the traditional Chinese horeseshoe armchair, with the distinctive curved backrest and extended rail...

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£495.00