The Barley Twist was a prominent, sophisticated, and intricate carving, as well as woodturning style, is an extremely old technique found in furniture dating back to the early 1700s. It is believed that this thrilling technique traveled from India and spread across Europe, Portugal, Holland and then England where it flourished for many years.
Resembling a twisted rope, or barley, it is a characteristic found in early Baroque furniture and made a comeback in Empire and Federal pieces, revived yet again in the 19th century, used in Victorian furniture, and can also be referenced to as a spiral-twist.
Such an intricate detail that has lasted for so many centuries is proudly reproduced in intricate and meticulous handmade carving right here on our antique curio cabinet. This handmade mahogany curio cabinet began with the search for the perfect pieces of mahogany wood, rare material from Honduras with a near-flawless grain and enchanting reddish-brown hue that grows deeper over time. Mahogany has been prized by us and the master carpenters through time for its beauty, flexibility, hardiness, natural resistance to damp or dry environments, and is our favorite wood to work with for how easy it allows us to carve intricate details such as the barley, or rope-twist found here.
With carefully chosen mahogany stain and a satin semi-gloss finish paired with crystalline glass shelves, this antique curio cabinet will truly create a breathtaking focal point in any room for showcasing your rare collections and curio. Glass allows light to illuminate whatever you choose to showcase in an airy, delicate manner, while the exquisite make of the mahogany curio cabinet itself will lend to any décor in the room of your choosing.
Front open beveled glass doors are convex, with three shelves, and a spacious, polished brass knob drawer for further storage at the very bottom allows for extras.
This enthralling, eye-catching mahogany curio cabinet can be purchased as-is, or should you desire you can contact our esteemed Custom Design Department to have this gorgeous antique curio cabinet made exactly for your dream home décor.
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