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It's About Style...

Carling Nichols unites the enthusiasm and dynamic energy of three women who share a love of timeless Chinese design. They have combined their strengths in design, retail, and management to create a shop filled with extraordinary Chinese antiques. Their collection ranges from wonderful 18th century lacquered cabinets and altar tables to Han Dynasty painted pottery warriors.

The partners regularly travel to China so they can personally select from the finest antique furniture and accessories found in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Their purchases reflect a passion for the understated, well balanced characteristics of classic Ming style. The trio search for pieces that reflect the perfect proportions, masterful construction and exquisite finishes of that period.

Located in the historic neighborhood of Georgetown in Washington, DC Carling Nichols presents its treasures in an elegant and modern atmosphere inspiring its clients to embrace the Asian aesthetic.