Each green dressing table is covered in a mosaic of iridescent mother of pearl pieces, to form stunning mosaic patterns. These unique floral mother of pearl patterns are characteristic of the Indian ‘Rangoli’ folk art tradition, where floral patterns of flowers, petals and vases decorate the furniture of Indian high society. The level of detail on these green bone inlay dressing tables is staggering, with a hypnotic pattern of swirling flowers and vines covering the surface, legs and drawers of the console table.
The technique of mosaic mother of pearl dressing table manufacture can be traced back to the residences of the great Rajasthani Maharajas. Early examples of exotic inlay furniture can be found in the city palace of Udaipur, where the famous ivory inlay carved elephant chairs still reside. This tradition dating back to the 1600s is still practiced in mother of pearl inlay pieces such as this dressing table. The inlay techniques employed in the manufacture of these exquisite oriental dressing table, have remained largely unchanged in this time. Our skilled craftsmen take great care and precision over every handmade dressing table, however no two are ever the same, only adding to the charm of this beautiful handmade green Indian table.
We have an n extremely close relationship with our suppliers of handmade mother of pearl inlay tables and furniture. We visit Rajasthan several times a year, and have a love affair with India going back 30 years. Our close personal relationship with the family craftsmen and cottage industries that produce our inlay furniture means we always get the best deal for them and our customers. We can undertake bespoke commissions to your specification, where the only limitation is your imagination. Browse through our collection of bone inlay dressing and console tables and if you have a commission piece in mind please get in touch.