Oriental Console Table

Oriental Console Table

Oriental console tables for your home

Thanks to their narrow depth, console tables are a perfect space-saving choice for hallways and corridors, or for adding extra storage to a living room or dining room. Our collection of beautiful Chinese furniture includes a wide range of antique and newly made console tables and altar tables, in designs to suit all homes and interiors. Whether you’re looking for an ornate lacquered piece or a simple, rustic design, we’ll have the perfect oriental console table for your home.


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Antique Chinese console tables

When browsing through our range of antique furniture, you’ll probably notice that Chinese console tables come in many different types and styles. This type of narrow table has long been very popular in Chinese homes and would have served a variety of purposes. Altar tables, for example, would have been found mainly in wealthy family homes and been used for ancestor worship. As such, many antique pieces still bear incense burn marks on their surface. Serving tables or wine tables tend to be a little smaller than console tables and would have originally been used to serve drinks or food, or as a general display surface.

Chinese furniture making skills have been passed down for many, many centuries, with complex wood joinery techniques being developed early in the country’s history. Furniture making reached its peak during the late Ming and early Qing dynasties, when the availability of dense tropical hardwoods enabled craftsmen to build furniture using intricate joints, rather than nails and glue.

In contemporary interiors traditional Chinese console tables are perfect for many different functional uses, making ideal hallway tables, dressing tables or compact desks. Here at Shimu you’ll find that our collection of tables includes the perfect console for your home, with a huge choice of options to suit all tastes, budgets and requirements.

Our range of original Chinese antiques is ever-changing, with each piece being unique. All of our antiques are sourced and chosen by us, with items selected for their unique beauty, quality and charm. Many feature intricate carved details and small drawers, whilst others are simpler in design. Whichever you choose, you’ll find that an antique oriental console table is the perfect way to add a unique touch of history to your home.

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Chinese Classical Furniture

Our Chinese Classical Furniture collection is our newly made range of furniture, available in designs inspired by traditional furniture making of the past. Every item is handmade in China from solid wood by skilled craftsmen who use joinery techniques passed down through the centuries. Offering the perfect combination or oriental elegance and contemporary practicality, our Chinese Classical Furniture collection includes a selection of beautiful console tables for your home.

Console tables are ideal for a wide range of practical purposes, whether you’re looking for an extra surface on which to display flowers, photos or treasured items. In addition, choosing a table with drawers is a great way create additional storage - always a bonus! .

Chinese console table

We think there’s room for a console table in almost any room in the house, from the hallway or landing, through to the living room or bedroom. If you’d like advice on choosing the perfect oriental console table for your home we’d be delighted to help! Our furniture is available to buy online, or if you prefer, why not visit our showroom in Albion Mills, Greengates, West Yorkshire? To find out more, or for further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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