Heritage Buffets and Cabinets – A Portuguese Culture

Tiles are a typical material used in the Portuguese constructions culture. In this country, you can find magnificent buildings such as churches which are completely decorated with this material. One of the most iconic buildings is the São Bento Train Station in Oporto. The Portuguese Brand Boca do Lobo has had the brilliant idea to honor this tradition by using tiles in their luxury Buffets and Cabinets. The collection name couldn’t be any other than HERITAGE.

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Heritage is an elegant décor piece to compliment the decoration of any interior setting. Buffets and cabinets

A highly coveted ensemble of hand painted tiles like those of an expertly curate art collection bring together master artisans and craftsmen for Boca do Lobo’s Heritage. In its interior, there is one door and four drawers, fully lined with golden leaf.Buffets and cabinets

Take a look at this amazing details! Mesmerizing.

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Cabinet lined with hand painted tiles. In its interior there is one door and four drawers fully lined with golden leaf. Contains two shelves made in bronze glass.

The base is made from manually hammered brass.


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, Boca do Lobo created Heritage Sideboard. This piece presents a different number of layers, where each one tells a different story.

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The Heritage sideboard’s geometrical shape is covered in hand painted Portuguese tiles, and mirrors on the lateral surfaces. It has two doors, with its inside is finished in gold leaf with a high gloss varnish coat, and features one glass shelf.

As these pieces are hand made by artisans you  are actually  given the chance to personalize the drawing and the colors.

Heavily inspired in Portuguese history and culture, the Dom Heritage is a cross between two of Boca do Lobo’s most iconic design pieces, keeping the form of the Dom Manuel cabinet, with the use of the tile finish found on the Heritage pieces. Used to tell tales and stories, tiles became increasingly popular during King Manuel’s reign, representing a landmark in Portuguese architecture. The Dom Heritage is a tribute to the country’s grand epoch, as well as to its traditional artisan crafts which Boca do Lobo seek to keep alive.

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