Stunning octagonal bedside table inlaid with saltwater mother-of-pearl. This unique design has solid-sides with cut outs towards the base.
The saltwater mother-of-pearl marquetry has a gloss-finish and is handcrafted into a beautiful pattern unique to each piece of furniture. Items are also available in the more unusual matt-finish freshwater 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.
Dimentions 50 centimetres high, 40cm wide.
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.
50(H) x40(W) CM
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 18 December, 2009.