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Mohena wood and leather stool, 'Bird of Paradise' - Hand Made Leather Wood Footstool Vaulted Horse Seat icon bankCurate

Product ID: 193787

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

byAbel Rios: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (48)
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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Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

48

Verified Reviewer

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

Verified Reviewer

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

From Beaverton Oregon USA

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06/20/2020

"A treasure chest for my most cherished items"

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This box is a beautiful and well made piece of art. Thank you so much. I will treasure it always.

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04/08/2020

"Heirloom"

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I couldn?t be more pleased or impressed with the beautiful craftsmanship and finished product ? it is gorgeous and something to be handed down through the generations. Don?t hesitate on this purchase... you will not be sorry ;) I LOVE it!!!

Best Uses

  • Decorative and storage

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Purchased Item:

Village Country Collection, Unique Traditional Wood Leather Chest Trunk

Verified Reviewer

02/26/2020

"Wonderful TAble!"

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The quality of this table exceeded my expectations! The surface is just beautiful and the table is very sturdy. I would highly recommend it!

Best Uses

  • I use this between 2 rocking chairs and it is perfect

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From Virginia

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02/04/2020

"I hope this will become a family heirloom"

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Well made. Unique.

Best Uses

  • Dresser top

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Purchased Item:

Colonial Damsel, Cedar and Tooled Leather Jewery Box with 9 Drawers

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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