Antique handcrafted chest of three drawers with a marble top, partially inlaid with freshwater mother-of-pearl finished in walnut, featuring bone edging and intricate fine metal alloy surrounds.
The freshwater mother-of-pearl marquetry has an unusual matt-finish and is handcrafted into a beautiful pattern unique to each piece of furniture. Items are also available in the more recognisable gloss-finish saltwater mother-of-pearl.
Each element of the nacre design is outlined with a filigree of fine metal alloy.
Authentic Syrian sustainably-sourced walnut wood is used to create the main frame of the furniture and is hand-carved and finished leaving the grain of the wood visible. The piece is then edged in fine carved bone which blends with the matt-finish on the freshwater mother-of-pearl.
80 centimetres wide, 40cm deep and 80cm high.
Specially commissioned pieces can be made to any size specifications.
Mother-of-pearl inlaid furniture has a long and prestigious history in Syria, with the pieces made specially for Artiquea requiring five-individual craftsmen and up to eight months of hard labour to complete.
Each element is made by hand in the traditional fashion without the use of power-tools and all materials are sourced in Syria from the sea and river mollusc shells for the mother-of-pearl to the walnut wood for the body of the furniture.
Mother-of-Pearl inlay for each piece is a unique design and may not necessarily match the picture.
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 13 December, 2008.