Chinese Bedside Table

Chinese Bedside Tables

Chinese Bedside Tables

Chinese furniture has a rich history and tradition dating back to thousands of years. Over the years, the designs have evolved, but the craftsmanship and techniques remain unchanged, making antique Chinese furniture highly coveted. One of the most sought-after pieces of Chinese furniture is the Chinese bedside table. Chinese bedside tables are not only practical but also have a unique design that adds a touch of elegance to any bedroom, helping to add a touch of oriental elegance and beauty to your home.

Here at Shimu we offer a wide range of Chinese bedside tables, including handmade reproductions made from reclaimed solid hardwoods using traditional joinery techniques, and original antique items sourced by us directly from China. Although Chinese homes of the past didn’t include tables specifically designed to provide bedside storage, they did use a range of small tables, chests and trunks which make ideal bedside tables in our contemporary interiors.

Antique Chinese Bedside Tables

Antique Chinese side tables and low cabinets are highly prized and can be found in museums and private collections around the world. These tables are usually made from solid hardwood and feature intricate carvings and detailing. Many antique Chinese tables, chests and cabinets are made from rosewood, which is highly prized for its durability, resistance to decay, and beautiful grain.

The design of antique Chinese tables, cabinets and chests is usually simple yet elegant, featuring clean lines and subtle detailing. Many antique Chinese pieces features drawers and compartments for storage, making them both practical, functional and ideal for use as bedside tables. In addition, the drawers are usually fitted with brass or bronze handles, which add to the overall beauty of the piece.

Antique Chinese side tables, chests and cabinets are often paired with other Chinese bedroom furniture, such as beds, wardrobes, and dressing tables. These pieces are usually made from the same type of wood and feature similar design elements, creating a cohesive look in the bedroom.

Using Chinese antiques in contemporary interiors

If you are lucky enough to own an antique Chinese table or cabinet, there are many ways to incorporate it into a contemporary interior. One way is to pair the table with modern bedding and accessories to create a contrast between the antique and the modern. This will help to showcase the beauty and uniqueness of an original Chinese antique.

Another way to use an antique Chinese table in a contemporary interior is to mix and match it with other styles of furniture. For example, you could pair an antique piece with a modern platform bed and a mid-century dresser to create an eclectic look in the bedroom.

When using antique Chinese furniture in a contemporary interior, it is important to remember to keep the overall design cohesive. This can be achieved by choosing pieces that have similar design elements, such as clean lines or a certain type of wood. It is also important to pay attention to the scale of the furniture and how it fits into the room.

Shimu - the home of Chinese antiques

Chinese tables have a rich history and tradition, and are highly prized by collectors and enthusiasts around the world. These tables are not only practical but also have a unique design that adds a touch of elegance to any bedroom.

Here at Shimu we offer a wide range of beautiful antique and reproduction Chinese furniture, with a collection of stunning pieces in designs to suit all homes and interiors. In addition, you’ll also find that we offer a stylish selection of high quality homewares and accessories to help you create elegant and welcoming living spaces.


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