Handcrafted Colonial Leather Wood Rocking Chair, 'Colonial Country'
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"With my older brother's generous and providential offer, I learned the wondrous art of leather work – a trade that continues to fascinate me and consume most of my days."
"I have dedicated myself to crafting fine leather products since the age of 16. Initially, I began by helping my older brother Héctor in his leather workshop after he asked me to come to work for him. With my older brother's generous and providential offer, I learned the wondrous art of leather work – a trade that continues to fascinate me and consume most of my days.
"When I was 23 years old I decided to become an independent artisan. I opened my own workshop in my house. Fortunately, my work has gained considerable popularity, and I greatly enjoy the responses that I continue to receive when people see my creations.
"These days, my work consists of cutting, embossing and engraving fine leather with a distinct style and skill that you won't find in many workshops. I design many beautiful Inca and colonial motifs, and emboss those upon the leather. I sell some of my work locally to art shops, but am especially happy and proud that my products are being sold all over the world now through Novica.
"Before I began to work with Novica, I had my workshop in the back patio of my home, with no floor, surrounded by the chickens we raised to feed our family. I didn't have the necessary tools. I am proud of what I have achieved during these recent years, all thanks to Novica.
"Since joining Novica eight years ago, I have become a prosperous businessman, and my children are now educated professionals who work with me. Eight years go, I brought my work to Novica, and, little by little, began to sell more and to extend my line of designs. This permitted me to better care for my family, and to invest in my workshop.
"In time, I was able to rent a house nearby, where I moved my furniture crafting business. I bought equipment and my workshop began to grow. With more orders and customers, I was able to hire helpers, improve my designs, research new techniques, and use better raw materials, always working hand-in-hand with Novica. Eventually I bought the house I had been renting. Three years ago, I bought the land next door, where I built a new three-story workshop.
"My son is now 25, with a degree in business administration. My daughter Daisy is 21, and is finishing a degree in accounting. They both help me now. I began my art at the age of 16, and am now 50."
I have purchased 3 items from Abel Rios. His leather and wood workmanship are superb. I recommend his work without any hesitation whatsover. You will be surprised, and pleased.
Words are scarcely adequate to describe how pleased I am with the bar stool I order from Abel Rios to put in my kitchen to use while I prepare dishes that require a lot of cutting and mixing. The stool lifts an ordinary NYC kitchen with an all right view to a luxurious dimension. It's obvious at first glance that the stool wasn't bought at a local furniture store or manufactured anywhere in the USA. It has a heft and gloss found only in handmade furniture, and the leather tooling is perfection. So interesting, too--a real conversation piece. I intend to order a lot more from this masterful craftsman.
I was most pleased with the item I ordered from Abel. Seeking something different for a newly remodeled room, I purchased a hand tooled leather pouf adorned with Peruvian symbols, which is magnificent. The quality is outstanding; I'm now a fan who checks back from time to time to see what Abel has to offer.
I love my rocking chair made by Abel Rios...and so does everyone who visits my home! Everyone remarks on it, and it is with pride that I can tell my guests that it was made by a Peruvian artisan, and that it came directly from Peru. It is both modern and traditional looking at the same time, a wonderful fusion of styles that sets my living room apart.
I bought tooled leather inlaid trays made by Abel Rios. They are beautiful and the workmanship is outstanding. Thanks to the artist for a worthy product. I love them. They were also packaged very, very good.
El banquito de Abel Rios llego y lo ensamble' en seguida. Es un placer tener un objeto hecho a mano que es tan bonito y a la vez tan practico. Muchas gracias.
Dear Abel: I've bought two of your outstanding leather pieces. They are even more spectacular than I imagined when I ordered them. Everyone comments on their fabulous details and beautiful craftsmanship. Just know that your artistry is treasured and appreciated! All the best, Roxanne
Cooper City, FL 33330 U.S.A
Just received the magazine holder, bench and bar stool....absolutely fabulous!!! I am very impressed! God gave Abel and his family a wonderful gift! Bless you! You'll be hearing from me again! Have a great day! Janne
Fort Collins, CO, USA
The trays I ordered are beautiful. Wonderful craftsmanship and design. Included was a nice postcard with a handwritten note thanking me for my purchase and hoping that I would visit Peru sometime. Yo quiero que mi proxima visita es a Peru tambien, Abel, y muchas gracias para su trabajo magnifico! Cathy Ulrich
I recently received a wonderful handmade chest of drawers (miniature) from Mr. Abel Rios that I am using to store jewelry according to the type of semiprecious stone used in its creation. The little chest has that air of Past Times about it that I just adore and the exotic look of something the Spanish conquistadors might have left behind, but beautifully finished. It, of course, is more Peruvian than Spanish, but in it one feels different influences, which makes it all the more exotic. And need I say you can't beat the price? A similar item I received is a magazine rack covered with carved leather, too. Both of these decorative accents have a polished carmel-colored finish. I am using the periodical holder to keep together the DVDs I've lined up to watch. It has a dozen uses.
I have ordered at least 4 times and each time the order was perfect , quality was better than expected, on time and price was just what I was quoted. The quality of Abel Rios and the Rios Family leather work is beautiful. I do intend to order again. Thanks to all , especially Novica for making this all possible. Ron Parker , Canada...........
I just recently received the leather and mahogony table that I ordered from Novica and I must say it is more beautiful than I imagined it would be! It is the focal point of the room and I am sure that I will be getting many compliments on it in the future.
I received a cedar and leather table created by this artist. It is a beautiful piece, exquisitely finished. We were worried about how difficult it would be to put together but it was actually very easy, with no tools required. Thank you, Mr. Rios !!
The tooled-leather bottle case is truly breathtaking. The design is just lovely, and so intricate. My sister and I are planning to give this magnificent case to our father for his 75th birthday after his party guests fill it with handwritten birthday wishes and remembrances. Thank you for creating a piece grand enough to commemorate our father's milestone birthday!
shelter island NY
we purchased the tooled mohogany coffee table it is absolutely beautiful and so unusual we loveeeee it. how fantastic to have something from Abel Rios from Peru
I just received my Tooled Luxury Ottoman and am very pleased. This is a beautifully crafted piece and I look forward to enjoying it for years to come. Thank you Abel!!!! I am glad I discovered Novica and look forward to shopping here again!
I love my leather stool. It fits nicely with my other furnitures.Great craftmanship! Thanks
I bought three pieces from Abel and the work is absolutely amazing and worth every penny. Quality that you simply cannot find at any store.
Very beautifull stool ! fast shipping, thanks a lot.
I purchased the tooled leather stool and it was just a work of art. The leather seat is brimming with texture and it seems to exude that feeling of ancient craft.
I asked Novica if they would arrange for the Leaves table to be delivered to Florida where I would pick it up. It was so well packaged I just left it - so it has been to the US and the Bahamas before being opened today in the UK! I was so excited to see what it would be like as it was to have pride of place in my front room - we were all absolutely delighted with it - it is such a lovely piece of art in itself. Thank you Abel - we will enjoy your artistry for many years. Thank you also Novica for wonderful service. Regards, Margaret Clare, UK.
Dumfries, Scotland, UK
I have just taken receipt of a Cedar and leather stool, ""Inca Memories"" by Abel Rios. I am absolutely delighted with it. You cannot buy anything like this in the high street. I was very impressed with the shipment and tracking process. Very prompt. Having stumbled on the Novica website by accident, I will now be a regular visitor and will tell friends and family to do likewise
I love my leather magazine rack, after a long research I could not make a better choice than buy this one from Abel Rios , it is really a unique piece of art. Thank you!!!!
Craftsmanship is superb on my cedar & leather trays. Nicely wrapped and adequately packed, arrived in perfect condition. I will definitely order more merchandise especially for gifts. Thank you.
Green Valley, AZ USA
Abel, I want to tell you how much we are enjoying the three stack tables we received a couple weeks ago. We are now looking forward to receiving the leather/cedar square table that is being shipped as I write. Thank you. You are very talented. Bill York
I just received my coffee table ""Elegance"" from Abel Rios. It is stunning. I was so excited that I came to the computer to write my review immediately. The table is truly a work of art. The details are magnificent and the color and texture is wonderful. I am so excited about the piece, after this review I am going to buy end tables as well. I hope Abel reads these testimonials because I personally want to tell him thank you for his talent, gift and artistry...You are truly divinely inspired and I am awed to own one of your inspirations. Thank You
The tooled chairs are stunning! Everyone who enters my home is stopped cold by their beauty. I also have a wonderful tooled jewelry chest. The Rios family does fabulous work and highly recommended.
what an outstanding piece of furniture. My table arrived in great shape and just as beautiful as described. I recommend this artist to anyone .please get this information to everyone. thank you Merry Christmas and God Bless!!
San Antonio TX, USA
Wow...what an unbelievably beautiful piece of craftsmanship and artistry---the tooled leather-topped table is stunning, and garners a lot of praise. I am so glad I discovered Novica and Abel Rios!
The ""Queen Sofia"" cedar and leather table I received is truly a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Its workmanship is delicate and carving is intricate. Special thanks to Mr. Abel Rios for the beautiful table and NOVICA for a unique and pleasant shopping experience.
We received the tables crafted by Mr. Rios and, not only are they well built, they are beautiful! Plus, we received them much sooner than anticipated. Would not hesitate to purchase from him again.
I just received my first order from Novica. The rocking chair is absolutely beautiful! I just ordered several more items because I was so impressed with my chair. I will be doing my Christmas shopping with this artist!
I ordered the Condor cedar and leather chest for a good friend. He was so impressed with it that it now occupies the place of honor in his home for everyone to see and admire. It's a wonderful feeling to give something that is cherished by the recipient. I have ordered the Heritage cedar and leather jewelry box for myself. Your work is greatly appreciated and loved, Abel. Thank you.
First I have ordered a chair,then a second,third and forth one...then a table and chair again.,and I am going to continue to do it again.Rios family fascinate me.I wish I may know them in person.I also would like to see bigger in size coffee tables,dining tables and computer desks in combination wood and leather for prize we can afford.Thank you very much and may you, all in Rios family be creating for many more years to spread your talents and true beauty to the world......
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
I received the 'Bird of Paradise' stool created by Abel Rios. It is a wonderful artistic creation and I love it. Its beauty adds warmth to the room along with an air of exotic artistry. I love that is comes from Peru where I visited several years ago. Every time I look at this stool, I am reminded of the wonderful trip I had and how I loved the land of Peru - the Andes mountains, the desert region, the tropical area and, of course, Machu Pichu. Many thanks for this wonderful item!
I received the Condor Jewelry Chest as a gift and it is the most beautiful thing that I own! I absolutely LOVE it!!! Abel's work in intricately beautiful! I would definitely purchase from him in the future!! Thank you Abel and Novica!!
I bought the ""Bird of Paradise"" coffee table. It is gorgeous. Size was perfect, craftsmanship exquisite. Minor assembly..took me 10 minutes from box to table, it was so well constructed. Best buy.
I recently purchased the ""Three in One"" set of stacking tables. When they arrived, I was astounded at the extraordinary quality of the workmanship; as well as by the utter uniqueness of the artistry! We will never, ever tire of looking at, and using, this amazing set of tables! Thank you SO MUCH!!!
Gorgeous set of trays-it will go perfect with my coffee table with the same design--thanks and God bless
I purchased a cedar and leather table crafted by Mr. Rios three years ago. I absolutely loved it, and my only concern was how it would endure in my home with children and dogs. I am delighted to say that it has held up better than anything in my home. It still looks brand new and the artistry is exquisite. It is unlike anything I have seen, and I am so happy i bought it.
I ordered the Heritage Jewelry box from Abel Rios for my girlfriend's Christmas present. It was the most beautiful thing I ever saw. So much art and love went into it. It looked even better than it did in the photograph. My girlfriend being Peruvian, immediately fell in love with it. The box was packaged perfectly for safe traveling. It arrived just in time for Christmas. I will continue to order from NOVICA and especially from Abel Rios. Gracias. Me encanto su trabajo. No sera la ultima vez que compro su arte.
Vero Beach, Florida USA
""WOW!"" I absolutely LOVE my Heirloom Handmade Embossed Leather and Cedar Trunk Bench! - It is truly a gorgeous work of art! The beauty and quality are awesome! - I am so happy! Thanks Abel!
I just bought the Travel and Drink bar cart, which goes so beautifully with my ""Bird of Paradise"" coffee table and accent table. The workmanship is so beautiful and solid. All of the furniture I've bought is so striking and unique. I look forward to enjoying many years with these pieces. Thank you!
Tu mesa quedo linda en mi casa que, ahora, se ve mucho mas peruana. Gracias !
I purchased the mahogany and leather folding Garland table and I am so amazed at how nice it looks. I have received numerous compliments from friends who are immediately drawn to it when they see it. It is really a beautiful and attractive piece of creative artwork. Just wonderful and I am very pleased with Abel Rios and his fantastic talent.
Rio Rico, AZ. USA
We received our coffee table yesterday & were both impressed ;with the quality of the workmanship. The leather tooled top is very ornate & beautiful! It looks great in our home- Gracias!!
The artist is unbelievable. What a talent. I purchased a coffee table from him and it was the most beautiful piece of furniture I have ever seen. I have had more compliments on this one piece of furniture. The quality and workmanship was perfection. I will definitely purchase from this artist again, and have recommended him to many decorator friends of mine. Wow.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
I received the little folding table today sir. It is the Bird Of Paradise model and it is gorgeous! Beautiful workmanship! I am proud to display that in my home! Thank you. Sincerely, Mr. Lawrie Kowalski - Edmotnon, Canada
Jackson, Minnesota USA
Today I received my Mohena wood and leather folding accent table, ""Octagonal Birds of Paradise""...... It is so very beautiful - I'm so impressed with the hand-tooled leather top work that Abel Rios did on this. Thank you Abel and thank you Novica for showing his wonderful work. Kay/ Prescott Valley, AZ.
Jackson, Minnesota USA
Today I received your leather sided magazine rack. It is so beautiful! I really like the work you do. Thank you so much.
As a peruvian and knowing my culture...you have no idea how proud you make me feel with your quality and beautiful job. I knew what kind of coffee table I was ordering and that's exactly what I got! My husband and friends love it. Gracias por demostrar la calidad, belleza y arte ante el mundo.
After looking for a coffee table for several years, I found the Fern Garland table by Abel Rios. I received it a few days ago and was impressed by the outstanding craftsmanship.It was worth waiting to find the perfect table. I smile whenever I look at it and know I will enjoy it for years to come. Gracias, Abel.
Oakville, Ontario, CANADA
I purchased your ""Bird of Paradise' accent table. I loved the detailed work, the folding shape and the uniqueness of the item. I have received many compliments about this table and I am very happy to tell everyone about the wonderful artists from Novica. Best wishes for a lengthy career . Thank you.
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