This magnificent and breathtaking bookshelf includes many hand carved elements crafted by highly skilled artisan craftsman. These include an extraordinarily intricate vintage half-link chain that originates from Kerala, South India. This eye-catching element has been incorporated into the piece and provides a stunning look. This item of furniture is a very special piece and one that we had never come across before or seen the like of and couldn’t resist inn bringing it back to the U.k for others to cherish. This beautiful item of furniture exudes craftsmanship, history, culture and place and is truly unique and very special.
The carcass of this piece has been made using mango wood and there have been four shelves fitted providing plenty of storage and/or display areas. The hand carved elements continue throughout the surround of the bookcase. In addition to the half-link chain, ornate scroll and decoration work has been hand carved and flows around the whole piece. There can also be found ‘pillar’ like bases incorporated into the piece, further enhancing it’s charm and character. This staggering item of furniture exudes craftsmanship, history, culture and place while being a true one-off item that would bring a small part of India’s rich tapestry into the home.
This extraordiany item of furniture is likely best housed downstairs. I can see it in a large entranceway where it draws a dramatic look on first sight. Away from here, it is probably best suited to a living room where it can hold many books and/or ornaments. A quite staggering item of furniture and my favourite purchase on our last visit.
Made in India.
Unusual Indian Furniture and Accessories
Take a look at our blog about this style of furniture here.
Due to the nature of these pieces each item will vary. With the colours, patterns and metal work on the wood differing from one to another. Please contact us prior to purchase if you would like let us know your preference. Also, we can send photos of the exact item we would send you.
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19th October 2019
“I would just like to reflect and take the time to say thank you -myself and my husband recently travelled a long way top visit your shop and ordered several pieces of furniture as a result. The pieces arrived so well packaged to protect them, and we were blown away by them when we unpacked them – absolutely stunning. They will provide many, many years of enjoyment. I am sure we will visit again in the future as a result and will be sure to infirm others kind regards,”