No woods are harvested to make our furniture. We do a lot of looking: searching and researching. And we know how to seize a golden opportunity. When we discovered that a textile factory in Ahmedabad was slated for demolition we purchased all the floorboards. They are Burmese teak and we use them now to make reproductions of classic cabinets, sideboards, tables and book cases.
We are the only furniture company we know of to keep two figurative painters employed full time. Abbi Shakar and Jetu Singh illustrate our cabinets, chests and tables.
We also source out antiques and old furniture from throughout the subcontinent. These pieces range from elaborate carved doorways to train-station file cabinets. Made from teak and other hardwoods, they are occasionally refurbished. Sometimes we will fix hinges and add new fittings to a stately piece.
We cannot resist some of the more fantastic objects we find: an urn to hold enough milk for 300 people, a vast copper cooking pot used for village festivals. Often abandoned in the desire to modernize we cannot leave these items behind.
A very large room filled with old and antique furniture from south and central India.
Ornate doors & thresholds | Teak cabinets from Deccan | Coffee tables
Book cases | Engraved water urns | Ironwork chairs and tables
Furniture handpainted by the renowned Abhi Shakar and Jetu Singh
Small and large cabinets of curiosity and wonder
Object of interest to the adventurous, works of delight and singular beauty
All hardwoods are old or reclaimed.