A Paris and London-inspired bedroom piece with embossed leather, exotic wood, and elegant metal handles! This MODERN Emilia 6-Drawer Low Dresser in Chai Grey with Ivory Shagreen calls to mind the 1900s-1920s with its embossed leather top and drawer fronts. Lots of convenient storage with 6 drawers plus straight grain oak veneers and antiqued hardware. Available in a fresh and light ivory white
Inspired by the luxurious accessories created in Paris and London in the 1900s-1920s, which incorporated exquisite shagreen, precious metals, and exotic woods, our Emilia collection is highlighted by bonded leather drawer fronts embossed to mimic the look and feel of natural shagreen, paired with straight grain oak veneers and antiqued hardware. The shagreen comes in two exquisite finishes: a caviar grey and the so-called ivory white to match both the darker refined as well as a fresher and lighter interior. The skin of shark and ray, with an unusually granular surface, was used for centuries as a fancy leather for book bindings, pocketbooks, and small cases, as well as its more utilitarian uses in the hilts of swords. The use of shagreen was popularized in Europe by the French master leatherworker in the court of Louis XV of France Jean-Claude Galluchat. It quickly became a fashion among the French aristocracy and migrated throughout Europe by the mid-18th Century. The relatively simple, straight lines combined with these replicated luxurious materials creates a refined, rich, and elegant collection that feels both modern and classic.