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Sep 04

Need it now: Chinese Antique furniture

So you’ve recently furnished your new home, or have decided to give your home a makeover.  You’ve proudly pieced together all your key furniture items, but looking around, your home just feels like it is missing something. Do you have an empty hallway, a bare wall in your living/dining area or an odd nook in the house that could benefit from an accent piece? If the answer is yes, the time has come to purchase your first Chinese Antique furniture!

There is nothing quite like the thrill of finding the perfect Chinese antique furniture for your home. With so much variation in size, colour, finish and age, you will be sure to find a piece that will work with your current décor or be the start of something new.

A Chinese Antique, is more than just another piece of furniture. While it has the added value of filling a space and providing some extra storage, it’s the piece that is going to create the ‘A-HA’ moment as soon as you walk into the room. It could be the size, the colour, or the small details that make such a piece shine in your home.

For contrast and intrigue, look for a vibrant colour. Consider rich hues of turquoise blues, fuchsia pink, or for a greater touch of the oriental, try an opulent red with beautiful hand painted floral detail. 

Antique Chinese Buffet Blue Sydney
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Antique Chinese Buffet Aqua Style: 2017-133

 

Antique Chinese Buffet Red Style: 2017-079

For an understated coastal or country style, seek out matte and raw finishes, in lighter & natural shades.

Antique Chinese Raw Coastal look
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Antique Chinese Raw Natural Sideboard Style: 2017-076

If colour is not your thing, consider rich chocolates and black for some grandeur to your space. Find interesting ways to utilise your Chinese Antique, as a bathroom cabinet or entertainment unit.


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Antique Chinese Sideboard Chocolate Style: 2017-077

Don’t be afraid of your Chinese Antique’s perfect imperfections. Some date back as early as the 1800s, and as this furniture was used in Chinese daily life, wear and tear is a natural part of the overall look. Some restoration will have been undertaken to parts of the internal or external build to restore it to its former glory.

Never buy a Chinese Antique to fill a space but rather search for something you love. Find a size that is also right for your home, as while it is possible to put a piece in storage for the future, your Chinese Antique should be integrated into your life and enjoyed by others.

Chinese Antique White Cabinet

At SHACK, we seek out exclusive, one-off pieces that include an exquisite collection of storage trunks, consoles, armoires, small to large cabinets, buffets and sideboards. Our furniture has been crafted from elegant Chinese elm and recovered from rural provinces in China. Let us help you find your forever Chinese antique. Contact or visit one of our three stores, take a further look at some previously sold pieces.

 

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