Enhance your home with a beautiful Chinese coffee table
Coffee tables are not only an extremely useful place on which to rest a hot drink, they are also perfect for adding a stylish focal point to the middle of a room. Here at Shimu we offer a wide range of beautiful Chinese coffee tables, including antique Chinese pieces and superb quality newly made items. With options to suit all tastes and budgets, we’re sure you’ll find an oriental coffee table for your home.
Chinese antique low tables
Our ever-changing selection of original Chinese antiques includes a range of low tables, perfect for use as coffee or side tables in contemporary interiors. As charming as they are practical, our antique Chinese tables are sourced by us directly from China, where each piece is carefully selected by us for its unique beauty and rich patina.
In Chinese homes of the past, low tables would have been traditionally placed on the ‘kang’ which is a platform made from brick, stone or earth. The kang was used as a place to recline on during the day and would have been heated from below to provide warmth during the winter months. Low tables had an important place on the kang as they would have been used to serve food or to display precious objects. Many antique low tables have upturned ends which suggests that they could have been used as an alternative altar surface on which to place offerings to ancestors. In addition, many also feature small shallow drawers to provide useful storage.
Thanks to their low height, antique low tables are ideal for use as coffee tables, side tables or even as small TV stands. Some have delicate carvings, whilst others are much simpler in design, making them perfect for inclusion in contemporary living spaces.
New Chinese coffee tables
Alongside our range of antique Chinese pieces, we also offer a wide range of newly made furniture, inspired by original Chinese designs. Our new Chinese classical furniture range is handmade for us in China by skilled joiners who use traditional carpentry techniques. In addition, our new furniture is made from reclaimed hardwood. Local elm wood, also known as Northern Elm, is the material of choice for most of our Classical furniture. Although elm wood is technically a hardwood according to Western definitions, in China it is classed as a softwood as it is sufficiently porous to retain coloured lacquer.
Our Chinese classical furniture collection includes a selection of stylish coffee tables available in a wide range of sizes, wood finishes and colours. From rustic designs in light elm, through to imposing pieces made from walnut, our selection includes something to suit all interiors. In addition, we also offer a selection of new wooden trunks, low scroll tables, low apothecary cabinets; all of which are ideal for use as coffee tables.
Discover our range of Chinese tables
Alongside coffee tables, we also offer a wide range of console tables, altar tables, dining tables, sideboards and much more. With pieces perfect for the living room, dining room or hallway, our collection includes antique items alongside new pieces.
Antique altar tables are as versatile as they are beautiful and these unique items are ideal for use as console or side tables. Chinese antique side tables also make perfect console tables, whilst traditional ‘ladies cabinets’ also make perfect console tables to enhance a hallway. As you can see, Chinese antiques not only look stunning, they can also offer a range of practical uses in our contemporary interiors.
Once you’ve chosen the perfect Chinese coffee table for your home, why not take a look at our range of superb quality accessories and homewares? From soft furnishings, rugs and cushions, through to lighting, wall art and decorative accessories, our homewares collection has been inspired by the beauty and elegance of the orient. Many items are handmade by craftsmen using traditional techniques, whilst others are created using naturally-sourced materials.
Our furniture, homeware products and accessories are available to order from our website for direct home delivery. Alternatively, why not visit our light and airy showroom in Albion Mills, Greengates, West Yorkshire?
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