Seven rare rosewood storage designs on Vinterior
The luxurious, rippling warmth of rosewood has long lent it status as an eminent material, colouring the work of furniture designers and makers across many styles and eras. Dalbergia nigra is the sweetly scented species of rosewood most appreciated in Western regions, originating in Brazil. Another member of the family tree that we commonly see is dalbergia latifolia, a classic rosewood native to India. Rosewood plantations can be found all over the planet, in locations as diverse as Madagascar, Pakistan, Malaysia, Honduras and Guatemala. A tough, strong wood, rosewood shines up beautifully and is often used in the manufacturing of highly polished products such as guitars, luxury furniture and flooring. The Vinterior collection boasts a large number of rosewood designs across categories from seating to storage. Below is a hand-picked selection of especially extraordinary vintage and antique storage finds made from rosewood.
- A vintage Danish wall unit made from Brazilian rosewood, £2,145
The Danes often incorporated rosewood into design from the mid century period. This formidable rosewood wall unit instantly transforms any office or living area into a sophisticated space, complete with numerous handy storage pockets.
2. A very rare Andrew Varah rosewood wardrobe featuring men with umbrellas, £15,000
A real collector’s item, this quirky wardrobe is enormously fun with its exquisite inlaid detailing.
3. Art Deco rosewood sideboard from the 1940s, £4,630
The gleaming rosewood of this Art Deco sideboard pairs beautifully with the dramatic inlaid motifs – a true show-shopper.
4. Kai Kristiansen rosewood desk (Model 70) from Feldballe Møbelfabrik, £5090
The rich rosewood hue is enhanced by the striking angularity of this sculptural mid century desk by revered designer Kai Kristiansen.
5. Italian 1940s Art Deco sideboard by Vittorio Dassi with inlaid scene, £6,700
Furniture performing as a canvas across which to narrate a scene will never go down as dull – as proven by this astonishing 1940s Art Deco sideboard.
6. A pair of Danish 1960s sideboards in rosewood, £1,100
No-one does minimalist simplicity like our Danish counterparts and this pair of sleek rosewood sideboards is case in point.
7. Mid century Danish rosewood modular shelving system by Poul Cadovius, £4,950
We know, there is already one of these rosewood shelving systems up above. This one was also fabulous so we hope you will forgive a second inclusion.
8. Antique rosewood cabinet from the Regency period
Many antiques are characterised by the use of rosewood. The corbelled detailing on the sides is really lovely on this Regency period cabinet.
Just a handful, but many more to discover – browse the full collection of rosewood storage on Vinterior