Perfect for a hallway, living or dining room, the oriental chest of drawers can house and organise all our household furnishings, ideal for crockery and silverware, vases and heirlooms, use this highly styled Indian furniture to contain your prized possessions, with a surface that sets off decorative lamps and other features with its reflective surface.
How is it made?
Academy trained Master Craftsmen in Rajasthan combine eons of traditional, inherited know-how with modern innovations and woodworking techniques to create a style of carpentry with strong, solid and smoothly finished joins as well as decorative features, built to last for generations to come, the Indian chest of drawers is able to withstand a decent weight without warp.
Sheet nickel is then brushed with a metal tool for an embossed, stipple effect and overlaid onto the sheesham wood, with steel pins seaming the interface, integrated into the decorative design.
Why use Nickel?
Nickel is tough and resists the ravages of time, much like the sheesham wood it is laid over. It can cope with fluctuations in temperature and humidity, again, like the wood it surfaces and together they make an ideal synergy for long-lasting, resilient Indian furniture. Nickel is particularly resistant to corrosion and can be cleaned up to a stunning shine after being left to discolour or water-mark.
How do I care for my white metal furniture?
Very simply, Brasso or Silvo will succeed in restoring even dull and reasonably marked or tarnished nickel to a high shine as required. You will need two soft cloths. One for applying and one for polishing. Using just a little Brasso or Silvo, rub the cloth in small circles until the liquid blackens. Leave for a minute or two and when it is nearly but not completely dry, polish with the second cloth. Polish as little or as much as you want, for a matt finish or a high shine.
Keep the metal surface fairly well dusted and you’ll reduce the frequency needed for cleaning the nickel.
Who makes our Indian furniture?
A team of incredibly skilled, dedicated artisans trained in the academies of Rajasthan hand cut, carve and plane the woods and metals, using hand tools to emboss sheet metal for detailed patterning and to give the brushed metal effect you see on the oriental chest of drawers. Trained in methods handed down from their forefathers and from their ancestors before them, the Rajasthani artisans are no strangers to innovation, viewing each piece of hand crafted Indian Furniture as a new creation and endowing it with the signature of originality that marks all truly hand-turned produce. Fair trade conditions are ensured with our frequent trips to India to meet and work with the experts in handicraft who turn out this stunning decorative art.