Freshwater mother-of-pearl inlaid dressing table/ desk
fashioned from walnut. This handcrafted piece would be wonderful in the bedroom
or as a side table in any other area. Available with matching mirror.
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
Dimensions 80 centimetres high, 80cm wide and 50cm deep.
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 work to complete.
The process each material must go through is also very
labour intensive, from the cutting, aging and carving of the walnut to the
delicate shaping, polishing and inlaying of the mother-of-pearl.
Each element is made by hand in the traditional fashion
without the use of power-tools and all materials are sourced in Syria including
the sea and river mollusc shells for the mother-of-pearl and 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 Tuesday 12 January, 2010.