Antique Inlaid Damascus Islamic Table Cabinet

Antique Inlaid Damascus Islamic Table Cabinet


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This is a superb intricately inlaid Islamic table cabinet decorated with mother of pearl and specimen woods from Damascus and dating from the second quarter of the 20th century.

This beautifully detailed inlaid parquetry cabinet features interlocking veneer patterns of walnut, olive wood, rose wood and lemon wood all highlighted with mother of pearl.
The fall-flap front contains six small drawers with turned handles and it stands on elegant bracket feet.


In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 23 x Width 34 x Depth 19

Dimensions in inches:

Height 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 7 inches

Parquetry - is a geometric mosaic of wood pieces used for decorative effect. The two main uses of parquetry are as veneer patterns on furniture and block patterns for flooring. Parquetry patterns are entirely geometrical and angular—squares, triangles, lozenges.

The word derives from the Old French parchet , literally meaning "a small enclosed space". Large diagonal squares known as parquet de Versailles were introduced in 1684 as parquet de menuiserie to replace the marble flooring that required constant washing, which tended to rot the joists beneath the floors.

Such parquets en lozange were noted by the Swedish architect Daniel Cronström at Versailles and at the Grand Trianon in 1693. Timber contrasting in color and grain, such as oak, walnut, cherry, lime, pine, maple etc. are sometimes employed; and in the more expensive kinds the richly coloured mahogany and sometimes other tropical hardwoods are also used.


W34.0 x H23.0 x D19.0 cm



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