My husband saw the shelves one day when he was window shopping and raced home grinning hugely to tell his news. It almost matches a cabinet we already own. This was just what we needed. Not a perfect match but coordinated and impressive. The cabinet is the holdall for inherited objects and little treasures.
These pieces of furniture are imported from Bali. The timber is teak. It is a warm golden colour, and is really solid.
Sometimes a factory in Bali will make several pieces the same, sometimes each piece has its own charm. When I use the term 'factory" it is not like the European connotation of a factory. These are more like artists workshops.
|If you look carefully |
you can understand why I think they match.
We spent some cheerful time smeared in teak oil trying to be good housekeepers. The timber was quite thirsty.
We have two sets of shelves in the spare room, containing novels. There are two more sets in the hallway with books about indigenous people of the world, and a few encyclopaedias. I won't bore you with the others; but there are a lot of books at our place. Most are non fiction.
This little video is not great but it does show something about Balinese workmanship.