Shagreen Story

As a designer, I have always loved shagreen. The first piece I studded closely was the handle of a naval sword I was given age 14. I like it because of its texture and ability to take colour well. I won't use the real thing so came up with a method of making it with resin. This also means its hard wearing, takes wine & coffee spills. I always think of it as mainly used in the 1920's 30's, but it has become fashionable again in many different guises in the 21st century.
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- Shagreen Backgammon in Green - Contemporary and impressive Backgammon set in Walnut and laurel green faux shagreen exterior. These backgammon sets look absolutely stunning in any interior! Inside we have inlaid the interior playing surface with luxury Mappa burl and walnut. The inserts for the walnut dice shakers and leather & stainless steel pieces are lined with midnight blue silk velvet. Who could resist a game!

- Shagreen Backgammon in Green - Contemporary and impressive Backgammon set in Walnut and laurel green faux shagreen exterior. These backgammon sets look absolutely stunning in any interior! Inside we have inlaid the interior playing surface with luxury Mappa burl and walnut. The inserts for the walnut dice shakers and leather & stainless steel pieces are lined with midnight blue silk velvet. Who could resist a game!

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A delightful and useful addition to a desk. Our shagreen desk tidy doubles up as a valet tray

A delightful and useful addition to a desk. Our shagreen desk tidy doubles up as a valet tray

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A funky contemporary mirror based on traditional patterns. I have used traditional natural colours, charcoal & antiqued silver metal leaf as the pattern is dominating enough without drama.

A funky contemporary mirror based on traditional patterns. I have used traditional natural colours, charcoal & antiqued silver metal leaf as the pattern is dominating enough without drama.

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Shagreen Oval Tray - Coral. An old favorite, our faux shagreen drinks / serving tray with jungle twig stainless steel handles gold plated. The coral is a classic colour for shagreen. The trays are very practical and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. No wine stains!

Shagreen Oval Tray - Coral. An old favorite, our faux shagreen drinks / serving tray with jungle twig stainless steel handles gold plated. The coral is a classic colour for shagreen. The trays are very practical and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. No wine stains!

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Sleek and stylish in design, our faux shagreen valet treys combine classic design with a contemporary twist. The perfect luxury men's gift for a birthday or an anniversary, he’ll love it! Our unique valet tray is made from faux shagreen in seal colour with walnut trim and fits mobile phones, credit cards, coins & keys.

Sleek and stylish in design, our faux shagreen valet treys combine classic design with a contemporary twist. The perfect luxury men's gift for a birthday or an anniversary, he’ll love it! Our unique valet tray is made from faux shagreen in seal colour with walnut trim and fits mobile phones, credit cards, coins & keys.

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- Shagreen Backgammon in Coral -  Gorgeous and impressive with coral faux shagreen exterior, these backgammon sets are absolutely stunning! With inlaid Mappa wood veneer playing surface and midnight blue velvet inserts for dice and checkers storage. The chunky pieces are stainless steel & leather. Who could resist a game!

- Shagreen Backgammon in Coral - Gorgeous and impressive with coral faux shagreen exterior, these backgammon sets are absolutely stunning! With inlaid Mappa wood veneer playing surface and midnight blue velvet inserts for dice and checkers storage. The chunky pieces are stainless steel & leather. Who could resist a game!

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A stylish octagonal tray in a contemporary design finished in designer barley shagreen with exclusive brass handles and fittings. The tray can be used as a drinks, serving tray or display tray and looks elegant in both contemporary & traditional interior settings. It makes a perfect gift, present for any occasion.

A stylish octagonal tray in a contemporary design finished in designer barley shagreen with exclusive brass handles and fittings. The tray can be used as a drinks, serving tray or display tray and looks elegant in both contemporary & traditional interior settings. It makes a perfect gift, present for any occasion.

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An elegant rectangular tray in a contemporary design finished in designer seal brown shagreen with exclusive brass handles and fittings. The tray can be used as a drinks, serving tray or display tray and looks elegant in both contemporary & traditional interior settings.

An elegant rectangular tray in a contemporary design finished in designer seal brown shagreen with exclusive brass handles and fittings. The tray can be used as a drinks, serving tray or display tray and looks elegant in both contemporary & traditional interior settings.

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Our elegant desk try is an ideal solution to keeping ones desk / dressing table tidy. Hand made with designer seal brown shagreen & brass. A perfect present / gift. - See more at: http://www.forwooddesign.com/gifts/holmes-desk-tray-seal-brown-brass#sthash.WhVgGY8C.dpuf

Our elegant desk try is an ideal solution to keeping ones desk / dressing table tidy. Hand made with designer seal brown shagreen & brass. A perfect present / gift. - See more at: http://www.forwooddesign.com/gifts/holmes-desk-tray-seal-brown-brass#sthash.WhVgGY8C.dpuf

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- Treasure box in turquoise shagreen -Truly scrumptious!!! This beautiful shagreen treasure box is perfect to hold all your valuable trinkets! Our turquoise faux shagreen treasure box is lined with smokey blue velvet. This shagreen jewellery box makes a perfect gift / present for any occasion. Gorgeous!

- Treasure box in turquoise shagreen -Truly scrumptious!!! This beautiful shagreen treasure box is perfect to hold all your valuable trinkets! Our turquoise faux shagreen treasure box is lined with smokey blue velvet. This shagreen jewellery box makes a perfect gift / present for any occasion. Gorgeous!

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