Altfield Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, London SW10 (020?7351 5893; www.altfield. com). Mostly North Chinese antiques; some reproductions

Asian Art 155, High Street, Honiton, Devon (01404 44399; www.asianart.co.uk). Old and modern pieces

Christie’s Interior Sales 85, Old Brompton Road, London SW7 (020?7930 6074, www.christies.com). Regular lots of porcelain, stoneware, scrolls and figures

Fromental Nugent Terrace, St John’s Wood, London NW8 (020?8960 8899; www.fromental.co.uk). Custom-made, hand-painted Chinese wallpaper

Grasshopper Trading 50, Houndean Rise, Lewes,East Sussex (01273 311043; www.grasshoppertrading.co.uk). Traditional furniture

The Nine Schools Ferrier Industrial Estate, Ferrier Street, London SW18, concession in Selfridges, (020?8874 6296; www.thenineschools.com). Good all-rounder

OKA: shops in London Home Counties and Edinburgh (0870 160 6002; www.okadirect.com). All modern pieces, often taken from the antique and adapted

Orchid Furniture 604, King’s Road, London SW6 (020?7384 2443; www.orchidfurniture.co.uk)

Shimu Harrogate Road, Rawdon, Leeds, West Yorkshire (0844 412 8008; www.shimu.co.uk)