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Hand Made Leather Wood Footstool Vaulted Horse Seat, "Bird of Paradise"

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With its novel form of a vaulting horse, this handsome stool is beautiful and... more

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With its novel form of a vaulting horse, this handsome stool is beautiful and original. Abel Ríos skillfully combines form and function, creating an unusual, handcrafted piece of furniture. The soft seat of glowing leather is hand-tooled with bird of paradise motifs and is mounted on a frame of mohena wood, similar in grain to mahogany.

  • 6.75 kgs
  • 14.9 lbs
  • 41 cm H x 61 cm W x 30 cm D
  • 16.25" H x 24" W x 11.75" D

  • Mohena wood and leather
  • Some assembly required
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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63

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11/07/2019

"9"

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I am thrilled with this beautiful piece! It arrived very-well packed, and attaching a few screws took minutes. The workmanship is amazing. Thank you, Senor Rios!

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Bird of Paradise, Hand Made Leather Wood Footstool Vaulted Horse Seat

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10/28/2018

"This is so beautiful"

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Not only are the colors beautiful but the workmanship is truly outstanding. I havent seen anything made so well in many years. I have it sitting next to my brown leather sofa where it can be seen by all. It also arrived at my home in just a weeks time. I have never been so pleased.Thank you ,Mr. Rios

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Bird of Paradise, Hand Made Leather Wood Footstool Vaulted Horse Seat

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06/07/2021

"a very comfortable chair for people with short legs"

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I gave this 3 stars rather than 5 because unfortunately it keeps breaking. When it arrived the back leg had pulled away from the chair. Novica was wonderful when I told them and did not charge me for the chair. I ordered another chair in its place, but not from the same artisan. I eventually found a friend who put in a screw to join the leg back on, and then used it for two months. It was very comfortable, much more so than the other chair Id ordered. But all of a sudden yesterday, the chair collapsed with me in it! Just folded up! This time the metal under the armrests has come off the armrests on both sides, and I can see that the screws that joined them to the armrest were small, just half an inch. The friend who put a screw in the back leg of the chair had told me that the one that broke was also small and he was surprised that such screws were used for weight-bearing. Id love to recommend this chair because of its comfort, but its taking time out of my life.

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Colonial Royalty, Hand-Tooled Leather and Mohena Wood Chair from Peru

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Verified Reviewer

06/04/2021

"Lovely accent table."

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When I opened the box, I was, wow this is beautiful. Wonderful craftsmanship. Lovely small, sturdy table.

Best Uses

  • I'm using it to but a large mineral/crystal on it

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04/17/2021

"The perfect size"

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I needed a foot stool in my guest room and this one is beautifully made. It is the perfect size. I am very happy with my purchase.

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04/03/2021

"just what i wanted"

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Gorgeous!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

"At the age of 16, I joined my brother's workshop to learn to work with leather. At 21, I set up my own workshop and began to create the wood and leather designs that I am known for. I love the history that I am able to bring to my work. Since colonial times, leather and wood have been combined to create many practical and decorative pieces of furniture and art. My style is distinct and detailed. I use motifs from Peruvian culture and my workshop is known for quality. I love this art and enjoy teaching my workers the skills that were generously taught to me. Many of my workers have gone on to open their own workshops. This gives me pleasure. This is how we keep the art alive."

"I have found great success with Novica. I am now an established artisan and my work is sold around the world. I have the life I once imagined but, most importantly, I have made my family secure. My children are educated and they work with me - together we bring our love of Peruvian history and craft to a respected family project."

Abel no longer shares the rented patio with his chickens - the site of his first workshop. Today, the Rios family has bought that house and built a four story workshop on the adjacent land. They employ other artisans to help meet the international demand for their handcrafted products.

Abel is determined to give back - to share the good fortune that he has found. He employs two people who have thrived in the supportive environment his workshop provides. His assistant is intellectually challenged and one of his wood carvers is profoundly deaf.

Abel now has several full-time assistants.

 
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