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Sydney’s Best Range of Antique Chinese Furniture

Pieces in our antique Chinese furniture collection date back to the early 1800s. Each piece is recovered from rural provinces in China, such as Guangi and Shanxi, and restored to its former glory and beauty. This collection reflects the way in which people lived and how they interacted with their environment and with each other. Each piece of Asian furniture is crafted from elegant Chinese elm, and displays traditional sophistication and ingenious joinery.

We source hand-picked antique furniture with rich Chinese heritage

Julia and Rob, who own Shack in Sydney together with Helena, our stylist, hand-select pieces during their regular travels in China. We aim to pick the finest oriental furniture for our Sydney-based customers.

In order to preserve the original appearance and condition, tenon and mortise techniques are employed in the repair of all pieces, paint is used to maintain its simplicity, and stains which developed during the process of use are removed.

We restore all of our pieces by hand in order to be precise. We pay attention to the way in which the original colour has been preserved and employ special techniques to restore its original brightness. Then, we apply a clear coat of lacquer to the surface. There is a special skill in retaining the gracefulness of the piece and we aim to pay respect to every item. Delicately carved, the motifs are symbolic of beliefs of an earlier time – these aspirations continue to resonate in today’s world.

How to source your Asian Furniture

Visit us instore today to view our current collection of oriental furniture

Our collection of Asian furniture is uniquely beautiful and changes constantly based on what can be recovered. You can see examples of past pieces below.

If you’re interested in more information about our antique Chinese furniture or any of our products – such as our quality desks and chairs – please send us an email.

Please visit our stores to see our current range and to speak to one of our antique consultants. We will provide you with historical information on each piece and guide you in your choices.