Thursday, March 28, 2013

Vintage Brazilian Rosewood Furniture

In 1992, The Convention on International Trade in Endangered species ( CITES) added Dalbergia Nigra, commonly known as rosewood, was put under Appendix I, to halt all international trade in logs, veneer, lumber and finished products.
The exemption to Appendix I  trade restrictions is wood harvested before the species was listed in March 1992. 
The good news is that all of our pieces are vintage and there won't be  anyone from CITES tracking you down trying to confiscate your Danish Modern furniture!
Manner of Torbjorn Afdal Credenza
Beautiful details
This piece is new to the shop, and in the manor of Torbjorn Afdal. This piece is definitely a show stopper. The inside is set up to house your dry bar or keep your beautiful serving pieces close at hand.

One of my personal favorites in the shop right now, features gorgeous rosewood legs. (it's all in the details)
In the Manner Of Borge Mogensen Settee
This beautiful high grade brown leather settee is the perfect spot to curl up, read a book and not worry about dripping red wine on the cushions, or your furry friend covering it in hair as you snuggle. 
Vintage Danish Bachelor's chest
This low bachelor's chest is also made from that gorgeous Rosewood we have all grown to love. The chrome cylindrical legs really give this piece a modern feel, and the deep grain color of this piece is why Rosewood is such a desired vintage treasure.
Using a furniture polish that contains linseed oil, is what the pros recommend to keep your beautiful Rosewood pieces in top condition, and like other vintage furniture pieces, try to display them out of direct sunlight, so that the pieces don't get bleached out.
One of the most iconic pieces of Mid Century furniture is the Eames lounge chair, and I'm sure you can guess because of the title of this post, that yes, The Eames lounge chair with the Brazilian Rosewood shell is the most desirable and rare. The Eames' stopped producing their lounge chair in Brazilian Rosewood in 1991, right before The endangered wood was listed as prohibited.

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