Pieces with History: Discover the D. Manuel Cabinet Design

Buffets and Cabinets Blog shares with you Pieces with History.  Today, discover the D. Manuel Cabinet design by Boca do Lobo!

King Manuel I of Portugal is best known for his support of Portuguese maritime exploration. During his reign, Dom Manuel saw his fleet discover India, Brasil, and reach distant lands such as Greenland and Newfound Land, and solidified trading routes and agreements between Persia, China, Morocco, and Portugal. This noble cabinet draws inspirations from his legacy, the Manueline aesthetic and style, and pays a tribute to Portugal’s most influential epochs.

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This noble cabinet design draws inspirations from D. Manuel legacy, the Manueline aesthetic and style, and pays a tribute to Portugal’s most influential epochs. A living mirror of international history.

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This stunning cabinet features unique finishes and remarkable design elements, inspired by the classic Manueline style. The cabinet surface has a copper leaf finish, with a black lacquer gradient applied on the exterior.

See also: The Amazing Lapiaz Sideboard from Boca do Lobo

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Its legs are made from solid mahogany and are crafted to a traditional form, finished in high gloss black lacquer.

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At Boca do Lobo, they like to say expect the unexpected.  Each piece carries the artisans’ own passion and emotion.  When a piece is set in a home, and surround it with a new way of life, the piece takes on its own unique identity, combining original inspiration with the pride of ownership.  “Our clients want an experience,” says Boca do Lobo, “We design for surprise and to move them.  It is like a culture.”

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