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Unique Traditional Wood Leather Chest Trunk, "Village Country Collection"

Product ID: 88415

by Abel Rios:

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Lavishly embossed motifs on lustrous leather embellish a handcrafted trunk. Selecting mohena wood, Abel Ríos creates an extraordinary chest for keepsakes and treasures. It features ornamental bronze studs and elegant wrought iron hardware. Ríos designs the piece as a useful decorative accessory, however its cushioned lid makes it perfect for seating. The trunk forms part of his Country Collection.

  • 10.54 kgs
  • 23.2 lbs
  • 46 cm H x 60 cm W x 29 cm D
  • 18" H x 23.5" W x 11.5" D

  • Mohena wood, MDF, leather
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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48

From Vero Beach, Florida USA

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06/23/2016

"Awesome Heirloom Bench!"

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I absolutely LOVE my trunk bench! The quality and craftsmanship is outstanding - the bench is truly a work of art! I have received so many compliments on my bench! I love the fact that it is a multi-purpose item - it can be used for additional storage and a bench - plus it is truly beautiful!!! I couldn't be happier!

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Trunk - Bench - Storage Bench - Storage Trunk

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Village Country Collection, Unique Traditional Wood Leather Chest Trunk

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04/08/2020

"Heirloom"

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I couldn?t be more pleased or impressed with the beautiful craftsmanship and finished product ? it is gorgeous and something to be handed down through the generations. Don?t hesitate on this purchase... you will not be sorry ;) I LOVE it!!!

Best Uses

  • Decorative and storage

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Village Country Collection, Unique Traditional Wood Leather Chest Trunk

From Beaverton Oregon USA

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06/20/2020

"A treasure chest for my most cherished items"

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This box is a beautiful and well made piece of art. Thank you so much. I will treasure it always.

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Verified Reviewer

02/26/2020

"Wonderful TAble!"

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The quality of this table exceeded my expectations! The surface is just beautiful and the table is very sturdy. I would highly recommend it!

Best Uses

  • I use this between 2 rocking chairs and it is perfect

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From Virginia

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02/04/2020

"I hope this will become a family heirloom"

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Well made. Unique.

Best Uses

  • Dresser top

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Purchased Item:

Colonial Damsel, Cedar and Tooled Leather Jewery Box with 9 Drawers

Verified Reviewer

01/15/2020

"Beautiful table!"

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Great craftsmanship!

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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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