Welcome to Asian Dragon, your ultimate resource for authentic Chinese furniture. We pride ourselves in offering an exciting and eclectic collection of traditional Oriental furniture and antique Chinese cabinets. Each piece in our collection is meticulously handcrafted to the highest standards by skilled craftsmen using ancient techniques, and then carefully hand-finished with high-quality lacquer.
Immerse yourself in the beauty and elegance of our traditional black lacquer furniture collections, where practicality and style harmoniously coexist. Our furniture represents a perfect balance of tradition and modernity, paying homage to the past while embracing the present. Whether you are looking to decorate a corner or an entire room in your residence with an Oriental touch, Asian Dragon is here to inspire you with a wide selection of reproduction Chinese furniture classics.
Our collection features a range of exquisite options, including white, red, and black lacquer furniture, solid hardwood pieces, rosewood furniture, and much more. With our convenient online platform and UK stock availability, you can easily find the perfect piece to complement your home decor. Rest assured, our quick delivery service ensures that your desired furniture will reach you in no time.
As you dive into the world of Chinese furniture, let us take you on a journey through ancient history. In ancient China, as early as 1000 BC, straw floor mats were widely used for sitting and sleeping. By 400 BC, raised platforms with mats placed on top emerged as the first examples of beds and couches in China.
It is fascinating to learn that Chinese cabinet making developed independently from that of the West. The evolution of Chinese furniture styles can be traced back to three base designs: the frame with panel, the yoke and rack, and various bamboo construction techniques. Throughout the Ming and Qing dynasties, an array of distinctive designs emerged. The Ming dynasty was characterized by smooth curves, flowing lines, and intricate ornamentation, while the Qing dynasty saw even richer ornamentation and more detailed engravings.
When it comes to the materials used in Chinese furniture, wood takes center stage. China's vast forest resources, both natural and managed, provide an abundant supply of hardwoods for furniture construction. The predominant woods used include huanghuali mu (yellow pear wood), jichi mu (phoenix tail or chicken wing wood), and zitan mu (purple-colored sandlewood). Huanghuali mu, in particular, is highly sought after and considered one of the world's most precious hardwoods. Its rarity and exquisite qualities make it comparable to gold.
It is important to acknowledge the unfortunate destruction that has impacted antique Chinese furniture over the years. In the past, many valuable pieces were not considered as such, resulting in their local destruction or looting by war invaders from Europe. More recently, during China's Communist revolution, furniture of any value was deemed unacceptable and often used as firewood. As a result, only a limited collection of ancient Chinese furniture remains, primarily found in renowned museums such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Palace Museum in Beijing.
Fortunately, with the increasing global interest and appreciation for traditional antique and ancient furniture from China, these treasures are gaining a truly international reputation. Asian Dragon is proud to contribute to this movement by offering a carefully curated selection of authentic Chinese furniture that reflects the rich history and craftsmanship of this ancient art form.
When you choose Asian Dragon, you are not just acquiring furniture; you are bringing a piece of history and culture into your home. Our commitment to quality craftsmanship, sustainable sourcing, and customer satisfaction is backed by our one-year guarantee. We are confident that with proper care, your furniture will become a cherished antique, providing lasting pleasure for generations to come.
Thank you for choosing Asian Dragon as your trusted source for authentic Chinese furniture. Explore our collection today and let the beauty of the Orient transform your living spaces.