Tessera offers an array of furnishings that have been handcrafted by skilled artisans from Peru, Tibet, and Turkey. These magnificent works were created using traditions and techniques that have stood the test of time. Each piece brings with it a unique story to tell and is both functional and dynamic, adding a special touch to any room’s decor.
Furnishings from Peru
As Spain colonized the New World they utilized the skilled native artisans for the production of furniture in Peru. Their works followed the styles previously established in Spain, but the artisans developed their own original features based on each of their regions. The style that emerged, was a unique mix of Spanish and indigenous elements, which flourished until the end of the 18th Century.
Corner Armoire - This magnificent 18th century Peruvian corner armoire has intricate wood inlay that depicts stories of the time. 79 1/2" x 45"
Candelabrum - Large intricately carved antique wooden candelabrum. 68" x 45"
Chest - Late 18th century carved bedroom chest from Cusco, Peru. 24" x 22 1/2" x 49"
Wooden troughs - Originally used for feeding animals and drying corn, these wooden troughs are more than 100 years old. They have been hand-carved from a single piece of wood. In the 1920's they were inlayed with scenes depicting farm life in the Central Andes.
Furnishings from Tibet
This intrtricately fashioned antique tea set is handmade of real silver and inlaid with stunning turquoise. Includes tea pot and two silver and turquoise cups. Truly a one-of-a-kind find.
Antique Tibetan chest with a wonderful original design. 14" x 19" x 34"
Our bold, restored Tibetan cabinet is paired here with copola wood jewelry boxes and a cashmere shawl.
Cabinet is 14 1/8" deep x 18 3/4" wide x 31 1/2" tall
Furnishings from Turkey
This unusual antique chest from Turkey features the national flag as a part of the ornamental painting.
30" x 48" x 17"
Vintage tin and copper chest from Turkey. 19" x 24" x 34"
Our smaller vintage chests can be paired for added dimension. 18" x 14" x 10"