Chinese Cabinets John Lewis

Chinese Cabinets John Lewis

A Unique Alternative to Chinese Cabinets from John Lewis

If you’ve been searching for the perfect Chinese Cabinet in John Lewis, you’ll find that our range offers a unique collection of beautiful antiques and reproduction pieces. Here at Shimu we have one of the largest collections of Chinese antiques and oriental-style furniture available in the UK. From stunning antique wedding cabinets, armoires and sideboards, to superb quality new bedside cabinets and wardrobes, our selection offers the perfect addition to your home and interiors.

Antique Chinese Cabinets

Offering a timeless combination of elegance, unique history and practical storage, our ever-changing range of antique Chinese cabinets includes a collection of original antiques for your home. Cabinets of various shapes and sizes have formed an integral part of oriental interior design for many hundreds of years. Found in homes from palaces to farmhouses, these wonderful pieces of furniture would have been used to store everything from folded cloth and garments to spices and medicines. Today, they make lovely additions to contemporary interiors, providing an eye-catching touch of originality for your living spaces.

Antique Chinese cabinets, often meticulously crafted over centuries, represent a long legacy of cultural heritage and skilled craftsmanship. One of the most renowned types of antique Chinese cabinets is the wedding cabinet, also known as the "bridal cabinet." These ornately decorated pieces were traditionally used to store the dowry and personal belongings of the bride, serving as a symbolic representation of her transition into married life. Elaborately carved with intricate designs and often painted in vibrant hues, these cabinets were functional, but also a canvas for the expression of Chinese artistic symbolism.

Another important category of antique Chinese cabinets is the armoire; a tall, free-standing storage unit often used for clothing and linens. These cabinets, with their imposing presence and refined aesthetics, were a staple in the homes of the Chinese elite, showcasing the craftsmanship and attention to detail that characterised the country's furniture-making traditions. Armoires were frequently adorned with delicate carvings, inlays, or paintings, reflecting the cultural and regional influences that shaped their design.

In addition to wedding cabinets and armoires, antique Chinese cabinets also include a wide range of other forms, each with a unique history and purpose. From the compact, multi-tiered display cabinets used to showcase prized possessions, to the majestic, free-standing cabinets employed in imperial palaces, these pieces continue to captivate us today.

Here at Shimu we are proud to offer a range of original high-quality antique cabinets which have been sourced by us directly from China. Because each piece is unique, you’ll find that our range varies - if we don’t have exactly what you’re looking for, please get in touch and we’ll endeavour to source it for you. Whether you have in mind an imposing lacquered wedding cabinet or a country-style sideboard, our collection of Chinese antique cabinets has something to suit all homes and interiors.

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Whether you’re looking for a statement piece for your living room, or traditional country-style furniture to enhance your contemporary home, you’ll find our collection offers a very special range of unique Chinese antiques, alongside beautiful ceramics and decorative objects.

Accessories for homewares, inspired by Oriental design

At Shimu you’ll also find that we offer a range of superb quality reproduction Chinese cabinets offering the perfect alternative to those in John Lewis and other stores. Our cabinets are available in a diverse range of sizes, designs and styles, including storage cabinets, bedside cabinets, display cabinets, sideboards and more.

All items are handmade by skilled craftsmen and many have been created from reclaimed timber such as elm wood which has a beautiful wave-like grain. Many of our cabinets are made in designs created to replicate Chinese originals, whilst others have been given a contemporary twist. Whichever you choose, you’ll find we have the perfect Chinese cabinet for your home.

Once you’ve chosen a cabinet, why not take a look at our range of ceramics, homewares and decorative items? From cushions, blankets and throws, to wall art, lighting and ornaments, our range of accessories has been carefully curated to help you create stylish living spaces.


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