Set of 3 Vintage Syrian Mosaic Boxes
These Multipurpose wooden boxes comes in a set of 3 different sizes. Made in the 90s.
Each One is made of solid walnut wood, inlaid with many different kinds of fruit woods. Every color you see is a separated piece of wood. The box is padded with red colored velvet.
The boxes have stylish exterior and red velvet interior; You can use them as a Jewelry Box, or Stylish Decor. The intricate design work makes these Marquetry Jewelry Boxes to be used for the decorative purpose, and can serve as a perfect gift to any person, men or women. They will create a focal point in any room in your home.
All our products are handmade by traditional Syrian. Each item is a piece of art, stylish and modern but timelessly infused with the historical spirit of the Middle East
As of any truly handmade product, there are few flaws and imperfections.
Oak, walnut, olive, lemon, beech, and pine wood.
Big Box: 28.6 x 21 x 8.25 (cm) / 11.25 x 8.25 x 3.25 (in) - Weight: 890 gram (1.96 lb)
Medium Box: 24.75 x 15.75 x 5.7 (cm) / 9.75 x 6.2 x 2.25 (in) - Weight: 495 gram (1.1 lb)
Small Box: 19 x 11.4 x 3.8 (cm) / 7.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 (in) - Weight: 260 gram (0.57 lb)
Use dry clean only.
These works of art are of the highest quality with each color representing a different kind of wood. Beautifully grained walnut wood is traditionally the base material for this item and is offset by other woods including peach wood, apricot wood, rose wood, lemon wood, and olive wood each with subtly contrasting colors and grains. The highlight of this and many items is genuine mother of pearl that dazzles and changes color in the light.
Syrian Mosaic Industry and Art
Mosaic is an ancient Syrian art that is more than 300 years deep in Damascus’ history; it is the art of grafting wood with shells, silver or ivory. Early in the 19th century, mosaic existed in the houses of almost all well-established Syrian families, after which it became a familiar décor in presidential palaces around the world.
The craft utilizes different types of wood including walnut, beech and other types, but the delicacy of it lies in the maker’s imagination, who innovatively manipulate geometrical shapes, octagons, squares, hexagons and triangles, to come up with unique pieces.