This table was commissioned and hand crafted by local workmen from beautiful reclaimed Rosewood. It has two matching benches.
This reclaimed Rosewood derives from wood used in the early Bahian construction industry. It was also highly sought after as the world’s most desirable wood. Unfortunately, this caused the dramatic destruction of the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest and today only 5% remains. Therefore, it is illegal to chop or trade Rosewood today. The is therefore a rare item with a sad history.
The table was originally intended for use in a charming restaurant clifftop restaurant, which was situated on the site where the Portuguese first landed in Brazil in an idyllic town called Porto Seguro. In the event, the owner’s career in sustainability required her to spend more time in the UK. Therefore, she plans to redecorate with more British style furnishings from her native country. This furniture is a rare find, being handmade work produced from the wood from old Portuguese colonial houses. They were built between the 1500s and 1800s and hark back to the dark and murky days of early colonisation, the wars with Arab traders, and the final usurpation of the lucrative slave trade by Europeans. The area was also the first cultivated area for chocolate, amongst other resources.
The Ebony table is sophisticated but rustic in keeping with Brazilian styles, and is eminently sustainable. This furniture can be delivered anywhere in the world with any supplementary shipping costs paid by the buyer. However, a container will be going to the United Kingdom on the 14th of April, 2015, and it can be included for delivery to the UK. The wood is a rare Brazilian hardwood and is therefore not susceptible to woodworm (although a dogged work ethic could leave a few marks). Please, do also keep in mind for lead times that American customs authorities will delay delivery for an undisclosed amount of time and without reason. Therefore, prudence suggests that one leave an extra week if ordering this table for a client. Shipping to America can be as high as $1,250, Canada $650, and for the UK delivery we will charge for delivery to an address by a local delivery service or you can pick it up from the port on arrival.