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

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

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Crafted from leather over mohena wood, this chair displays the beauty of... more

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Crafted from leather over mohena wood, this chair displays the beauty of colonial handicrafts. Peruvian artisan Abel Rios creates this chair, featuring a curved seat and arms. Intricate birds and nature-inspired patterns are carefully tooled by hand into the leather, resulting in a cornucopia of beauty.

  • 11.28 kgs
  • 24.9 lbs
  • 82 cm H x 62 cm W x 69 cm D
  • 32.5" H x 24.5" W x 27" D

  • Leather, mohena wood
  • Holds up to 200 lbs.
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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67

Pamela

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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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Joanne

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10/27/2019

"One of a kind."

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I needed a small chair in the bedroom and this is perfect. I am 53 and my feet actually touch the floor. I read and sew in this chair. The leather tooling is gorgeous. I think the photo makes it look smaller than it is. It will go with just about any decor. I like that it is unique!

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Timothy

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09/15/2021

"‘Bird of Paradise"

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Abel Rios, is a very gifted artist. His ‘Bird of Paradise footstool has become a favorite item. I m sure of its heirloom position. One of the kids will fall in love with it. I made a small change by replacing the zinc bolts with black ones. I also sent word and photos back through the Novica networks as these may not be readily available to the artists.

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Manisha

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08/27/2021

"Piece of art - and a beautiful side table"

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This table is so beautiful. I loved the intricate carving and attention to detail, It can be used as a decorative piece or as a functional side table to hold your drink. I absolutely love it!

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Gary

From Glendale, CA

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07/13/2021

"A Real Standout"

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This attractive table has been in my living room for sometime and it serves well as a place for drinks, snacks or magazines. Visitors have always complimented me on how nice this little table is. It is also convenient that it has the practical ability to easily fold up and be set out of the way. I really am happy with this terrific table and the creative leather and wood craftsmanship that was used to make it by a very talented artist.

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JOSEPHINE

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06/26/2021

"ACCENT ROUND TABLE"

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Never in NYC could you find this table for this price, I just love it. Also have a coffee table that matches it, another treasure.

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Round Flowers, Mohena Wood and Embossed Leather Round Table

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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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