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Sydney’s Best Range of Antique Chinese Furniture

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

We source hand-picked antique furniture with rich Chinese heritage

Julia and Rob, the owners of Shack in Sydney, together with Helena, our stylist, regularly travel throughout China hand-selecting the finest range of oriental furniture for our customers back in Sydney. In order to preserve the original condition and appearance, mortise and tenon techniques are employed in the repair of all pieces, paint is used to maintain its primitive simplicity, and stains which developed during the process of use are removed.

Special attention is paid to the preservation of the original colour of the oriental homeware and furniture so as to restore its original brightness and gracefulness. Finally, a coating of clear lacquer is applied on the surface. All processes are completed by hand. The delicate carving displays motifs that are highly symbolic reflecting aspirations and beliefs of an earlier time that continues to resonate today.

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. The cabinets displayed below are examples of past pieces which sold from our Sydney stores.

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

Please visit our stores to see our current range.