Today it’s time to focus on Boca do Lobo‘s effort to pay tribute to great times throughout history, so we’ll show you some of the best cabinets and buffets that tell stories.
D. Manuel Cabinet
We start this list with the best Portuguese story in history: the Golden Age of Discoveries. A story best told with their best writer, Luís Vaz de Camões, through the epic story: “Os Lusíadas”. This is a period where Portugal started a journey to find a sea route to India for trading purposes, lead by their Kind Manuel I and his brother D. Henrique.
During his reign, the king saw his fleet discover the sea route to India, Brasil, and reach distant lands such as Greenland and Newfound Land, and solidified trading routes and agreements between Persia, China, Morocco and the African sea shore.
This noble cabinet draws inspirations from his legacy, the Manueline aesthetic and style, and pays a tribute to Portugal’s most influential epochs. A beautiful and historical piece, that bears the charisma of this period.
The victorian era, known for the blooming of industry and prosperity for the United Kingdom. In a time of peace, rationalism was replaced to romanticism as a popular culture, defining new perspectives to religion, social values, and arts, resulting also in new ideas for design.
This seductive piece transcends traditional and modern boundaries. Each fusion of art and design is handcrafted from the finest materials by master artisans using production methods developed to preserve traditional techniques and deliver the highest quality.
Portugues painted tile is a wall decoration that goes back for centuries. This is an amazing storytelling way of furnish landmarks, such as churches, monuments and even train stations. The paintings have themes from historical battles, important moments in local history, mitoligy and religion. It really is a beautiful way of telling our heritage, just through decoration.
Hand-painted-tiles have gained a privileged place in architecture throughout the centuries. Portugal has adopted them like no other country has and in order to honor the Portuguese hand painted tiles.