This much loved piece was commissioned with reclaimed Jacaranda that was taken from colonial Brazilian houses for a restaurant that was situated at the site of the first landing by the Portuguese in present day Brazil (c.1500). The restaurant has since closed due to the owner’s time constraints with her career in sustainability, and she will now be moving back to London this year. Whilst much loved, this iconic cabinet constitutes a departure from the British style of home furnishings that the owner will want in the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, it is a rare piece in its native Brazil made with beautiful Brazilian Rosewood (Jacaranda). Obviously, it is therefore an extremely rare find in London. With its intellectual heritage in the dark historical period of African and South American colonisation, conquest and slavery, this large cabinet is evocative of a forgotten time that still shapes the world in which we live.
This cabinet is a large piece (LxWxH: 2.3m x 0.64m x 1.07m) that is suitable for a good sized room; however, it may be too large for a small London flat. It is capacious, having held several dining sets, table linen and other items, and it is in good condition with no damage. Of note, hardwoods such as Jacaranda do not suffer from woodworm and the wood is of an age and vintage that will not be susceptible to wharping or cracking with the change in climate.
This item will be shipped to the United Kingdom on the 14th of April and delivered to the requested address (or can be bid on for delivery in Brasil). Delivery can otherwise be made to the United States or elsewhere, but the shipping costs will have to be factored in as an additional price.