Townhead St, Thornhill, DG3 5NW
“With retail premises in South West Scotland, Zitan offers an extensive hand-picked range of Chinese furniture antiques and artefacts from China and Hong Kong.”
Zitan is located in the delightful little town/village of Thornhill in Dumfries & Galloway; about 13 miles north of Dumfries on the A76, Thornhill is widely recognised as a treasure trove of independent specialist shops selling a varied range of antiques and other interesting items. With something for everyone and with plenty of on-street free parking, excellent restaurants and comfortable hotels make Thornhill an ideal location for a whole day or weekend shopping trip. (Travel time from Edinburgh 2 hrs,Glasgow 1.5hrs,Carlisle1.5hrs)
Zitan initially started business in August 2005 selling Chinese antique furniture and gift items and was based at 45 Drumlanrig Street in Thornhill - a delightful setting, but the success of the shop outgrew the building as stock was upgraded and extended. The new move to a wonderful old red sandstone church was a marvellous opportunity to relocate to a truly splendid site in a magnificent building.
You are cordially invited to visit the shop and delight in the discovery of pieces of Chinese furniture and curios whilst knowledgeable staff present details of the age of each piece, wood used and the area of China where each piece originated. In no time you will come to appreciate the wonderful skills of the people who produced these beautiful exquisite goods. The items we sell have been carefully cleaned and polished but restoration has been minimal. They would be recognised by the families who owned them in years gone by in the early 19th century. through to the end of the century.
Visitors to the shop will also find a range of clothing, original paintings, brass artefacts, brocades and silks, lanterns and jewellery all with a Chinese theme. A speciality of Zitan is our stock of wooden bowl and vase stands, which unusually are solid wood and not the more available MDF seen on other sites.
“Once inside, the shop reveals an Aladdin’s cave of delightful original and unique quality items.”
This website incorporates a secure shopping cart, we accept all major credit cards, cheques and cash; purchased items will be released from stock as soon as funds are cleared. There is free delivery on all items to a mainland UK address.
All the items are currently in stock and you will not have lengthy wait for the pieces to arrive from our suppliers in China.
Small light items can be posted but we recommend that they are insured.
If you have any further questions or queries then please do not hesitate to contact us either by phone, e-mail, or in writing, we will be delighted to help. If you make a query it would be helpful if you would include a telephone number so we can discuss your query and answer all your questions. We will never cold call you at a later date so you do not need to be worried about being pestered with unwanted calls. We do not text offers or events to mobiles.
“Discover antique Chinese trunks and many other treasures...”
At Zitan we pride ourselves on finding the finest examples of Oriental craftsmanship from all over China. Our online store and showroom are filled with magnificent pieces from various periods, so whether your passion is for antique Chinese trunks, elaborate scrolls, or mirrors, we're sure to have something to suit your tastes.
Our antiques cover a huge range of sizes and styles to fit every home. You'll find striking, large pieces to make a bold statement, as well as more subtle items to add a touch of Oriental refinement to your décor.
Far Eastern elegance
If you're looking for that special piece as a gift or to finish off a room, our knowledgeable staff will be able to help. They'll guide you through our extensive range antique Chinese trunks, lamps, cabinets, carvings and chairs to locate the perfect item for you.
Our relationship with our trusted supplier in China goes back more than two decades. You can be sure that each piece we sell comes from reputable sources and has been carefully cleaned and restored, without damaging its authentic look and feel.
From the heart of China to Zitan in Scotland, our antique Chinese trunks, cabinets, tables, chairs, and range of other furnishings will add a touch of effortless Oriental style to your home. Everything you see on the site is in stock now, so enjoy browsing through our catalogue - we're sure you'll find something you love.